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Abbey Theatre

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This play is probably the best I've ever seen. It could not be classed as light entertainment or a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean O
Dublin, Ireland
Powerful theatre

We've been there twice now -- two years ago for _Donegal_ and in October for _Richard III_ and both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 878 7222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This play is probably the best I've ever seen. It could not be classed as light entertainment or a fun night out but it was amazing, brilliant, intense, emotional, enlightening, moving. I was riveted. The cast are all unbelievably good, especially the younger ones who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there twice now -- two years ago for _Donegal_ and in October for _Richard III_ and both productions were powerful and affecting. The Abbey, of course, is theatre history in Dublin, but we'd go there for its current excellence.

Thank AnneandRussHunt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cattle-herding style of the audience entrance, at 15 minutes to Start time, is not pleasant. Surely the Abbey management can come up with a more civilised way of dealing with its patrons. 15 minutes before Start time is not good enough in the Peacock...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

saw smaller play there, very good. When booking, its not clear you are there and you erroneously ask at the main Abbey door... nice friendly staff.

1  Thank johnhG3658NB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found excellent tickets at noon the day of the show even though listed as sold out for Richard III and only 30 Euro per ticket. A real surprise in price and performance because similar quality in NYC would easily cost 300-500 dollars!

Thank JamesDeanClaitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a value! Top notch actors and great adaptation of Shakespeare's works, all at rock bottom pricing! Time flew because I was on the edge of my seat!

Thank cullers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a great seat, Row H middle. The theatre was packed to capacity. The performance, set, costumes, and the delivery of Shakespeare’s words by the Irish company Druid was a treat . I always think ( not being Irish born) that the Irish accents...More

Thank GMcN51
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Attended “Jimmy’s Hall Today,” a touch of history with music and song. The site itself is close to central Dublin...easy walk from the from the O’Connell bridge. There is not a poor seat in the house as the rows are arranged bowl style. Seating is...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 23 September 2018

What a great venue! Saw Jimmy's Hall and was enthralled by the music, dance and performance. I highly recommend the play and the place.

Thank kerala2017
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Abbey Theatre is a beautiful venue and the show was superbly done. Our brother summarized the story before we went but until we saw the show, we didn't realize what an important person Jimmy was. An excellent show.

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Julia S
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Response from paulmaccormaic | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Julia, I don't know. I'm just a punter who reviewed a play. Perhaps their own website will have the listing. The Theatre Festival is around that time. Paul
6 March 2018|
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Response from gorgeousgael | Reviewed this property |
Jimmy's Hall is on till 8th September, would highly recommend it. Also Backstage Tours (1st - 30thSept) are really insightful and interesting. Bear in mind plays at the Peacock theatre within the Abbey building are... More
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Response from ElaineM4188 | Property representative |
Hi there, Let the Right One In is playing in December. It's a supernatural thriller and coming-of-age love story from the makers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenager who lives with... More