Abbey Theatre Casting

The Abbey Theatre is the only theatre in Ireland with a full time in-house Casting Department dedicated to seeking out new and emerging talent, as well as keeping abreast of the continued work and development of previously established actors from all over the country and abroad.

The Casting Department uses its base of knowledge to aid the writer and director in realising their artistic ambition for each role within any given production. The department is responsible for casting all productions for the Abbey and Peacock stages as well as all readings, workshops and studio initiatives.

Over the course of this year, as of 31st December 2014, we have employed 63 actors on the Abbey and Peacock stages. We have cast 159 roles for shows/workshops and readings – 62 on the Abbey Stage, 7 on the Peacock stage and 90 for readings and workshops. 18 actors have made their debut on the Abbey or Peacock stage. We look forward to more exciting debuts to be made this year.