The Abbey Theatre Dublin

THE ABBEY THEATRE

 
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland. There are 2 stages at the Abbey Theatre: The Abbey Stage and The Peacock Stage.

The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1903 by W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. Its precursors were the Irish Literary Theatre and Frank and Willie Fay’s National Dramatic Society. With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, premises were purchased on Old Abbey Street and on December 27th 1904, the Abbey Theatre opened its doors for the first time. The Abbey was the first state-subsidized theatre in the English-speaking world; from 1925 onwards it received an annual subsidy from the Irish Free State.

Over the years, the Abbey Theatre has nurtured and premiered the work of major playwrights such as J.M. Synge and Sean O’Casey as well as contemporary classics from the likes of Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Bernard Farrell, Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness, Thomas Kilroy, Tom Mac Intyre, Tom Murphy, Mark O’Rowe, Billy Roche and Sam Shepard.

Address: 26 Lower Abbey Street,Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

T: +353 1 878 7222 | F: +353 1 8729177 | E: + info@abbeytheatre.ie

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