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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
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The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to...

The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland'. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama and new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We also nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent.

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Would recommend highly (CornExchange 5 stars from Irish Times 5 stars from The Examiner)

Saw CornExchange theatre co. perform Dublin by Lamplight 10 years ago. . Saw again last night. Would recommend any age group to go. I'm in my 40's. My godmother enjoyed same 10... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw CornExchange theatre co. perform Dublin by Lamplight 10 years ago. . Saw again last night. Would recommend any age group to go. I'm in my 40's. My godmother enjoyed same 10 years ago and also again this week (she is in her 70's). There were teenagers in the audience enjoying it too. Fun for all the family. They should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Abbey Theatre is a great experience, its not about comfortable seats , concession stands, bathrooms its about entertainment. Co founded by Yeats to bring to the stage the 'deeper emotions of Ireland'. The theater has been promoting Irish writers for more than 100 years. When you think about it, Ireland and the whole of Europe with their literary documents, changed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This production is a MUST SEE!!!!!! Saw last night and I'm still buzzing. The energy on stage is infectious. Hilarious, with some poignant moments. Enjoyable on the surface but has layers - enjoy peeling them away. Book NOW to avoid disappointment.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thanks for you great review! We're really proud to present The Corn Exchange’s much loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre. It's a beautiful piece of theatre. Hopefully, we'll see you again throughout 2017. All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is a performance on when you are in Dublin, just go. We had no idea what we were going to see, just wanted to experience the Abbey theatre. We were not disappointed. The seats are a bit close together, get an aisle seat if you have long legs. However, all discomfort was forgotten by the fantastic acting of... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Abbey Theatre. If you're visiting again, feel free to contact our box office and they will advise you on seating options with extra legroom. All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great experience at Abbey Theatre, moving, shocking, making you think. Best quality performance, that's what art is about. Highly recommend!!

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed Arlington's Dublin run. We hope you'll be back again throughout 2017! All the best, Elaine More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Late review-visited the Abbey May of 2016 for their production of Tina's Idea of Fun. We really had no idea what to expect from the play but it was between that and Othello, and we can go anywhere to see Shakespeare so we decided to try something a little more obscure. Interesting play for sure. The actors were fantastic, it... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for telling us about your experience at 'Tina's Idea of Fun' last summer on the Peacock stage. All the best, Elaine More 

Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I enjoyed the play Anna Karenina until the interval. Unfortunately I spent the interval queing for the ladies toilet. There are two ladies toilets up stairs and two downstairs. Absolutely disgraceful. I queue was then formed to use the gents toilet which had only one toilet. The play had to be delayed while all the ladies made their way back... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. On behalf of the Abbey, I would like to offer our apologies for the delay you experienced during you recent visit whilst waiting to use the bathroom facilities. Waiting times can be exasperated when we have a full house as was the case for your recent visit to see Anna Karenina. We appreciate that this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the powerful production of Anna Karenina. The cast maintained the usual high Abbey standard of performance throughout this marathon. A wonderful theatre with a great atmosphere. It was such a pity that several members of the audience, in spite of the request announced before the performance, failed to turn off their mobile phones, some even making use... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed our production of Anna Karenina Our audiences’ enjoyment of a show is our absolute priority, and we endeavor to do as much as possible when situations occur that might distract patrons and actors alike. In relation to the issue of mobile phones ringing, we make every effort to ensure that all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I'm biased because I love theatre - and I'm giving the Abbey 5 stars even though I didn't like either of the plays that I saw there. But that's theatre. You take a risk. You have a cultural experience. You find out more about the people and the places you're visiting. And if you're lucky, you'll have a magical experience.... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you consider the Abbey a must see experience and that the performances are stellar even if you're not a fan of the play! We hope you'll visit us again throughout the year. All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A brilliant play by Marina Carr. The Actors were wonderful. I missed having a set to look at but, at the same time, because the stage was pretty bare for the most part, it forced you to focus on the actors and their performances, they were compelling. A tragic love story of loving, hating and wanting too much. For the... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed our production of Anna Karenina. Our audience are telling us that the running time is soon forgotten as they are absorbed in the story. We hope you'll visit us again. All the best, Elaine More 

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