Our Stages

The Abbey Theatre has two auditoriums, the Abbey stage and the Peacock stage. The seating capacity for the Abbey is 498 patrons while the Peacock has a capacity of 130 patrons.

Abbey stage

The auditorium is fan-shaped with a width of 39 feet at the proscenium and extending to 85 feet at the back. Its depth is 60 feet from the proscenium opening to the back wall of the auditorium. The height of the auditorium can be adjusted for different theatre or concert conditions. Seating capacity is 492 seats and two designated wheelchair spaces.

The open stage – with its forestage mounted on two lifts that descend to form an orchestra pit – can extend forward to a total of 14 feet from the curtain line which provides a sense of intimacy between players and audience.

View our 360 degree tour of the Abbey stage. (Quicktime required)

Peacock stage

The Peacock stage is situated under the Abbey foyer with an accessible lift. Seating capacity is 127 and can be used with a traditional seating arrangement or can be formed into a 20 X 20 feet central playing area, surrounded on three sides by seating.

View our 360 degree tour of the Peacock stage. (Quicktime required)
If you require any further information relating to the Production or Technical departments please email production@abbeytheatre.ie or call 00353 (0) 1 879 7277.

Image: Courtesy of Naomi Wilkinson