Enthusiastic Theatre-Goers Needed!

Volunteer in the Abbey’s Communications Department

At the Abbey Theatre we are indebted to a network of committed Volunteers who help us run and develop our organisation. In doing so, our Volunteers also play a vital role in promoting and sustaining Ireland’s national theatre, while enjoying a unique opportunity to engage with the organisation behind the scenes.

Since January 2009 we have welcomed almost 100 Volunteers into the Communications Department to assist with show promotion. This involves tasks such as envelope stuffing, organising mass mail campaigns, press cuttings, and data processing. In exchange, Volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to an Abbey Theatre production (tickets valid for preview performances on the Abbey or Peacock stage, subject to availability).

At present, most volunteering opportunities take place during office hours (Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm). Volunteers are contacted to participate in these sessions in rotation.

To register your interest in the marketing department’s Volunteering programme, contact Fergus Hannigan on +353 1 87 97 314 or email fergus.hannigan@abbeytheatre.ie.

Please note that this is not a work experience programme. Find details of the Abbey Theatre’s Work Experience Programme here.

For information about job opportunities in other departments (production, design, etc), please visit the Careers page of the website or fill out an application form to apply for a position at the Abbey.

Your Comments & Reviews


I am Jill Umberg, 19 years old from Germany.
I am interested in an internship or voluntary program in Ireland.
Do you also host foreigners?
I am very interested in theatre and I aim for being a drama teacher.
I look forward to receiving your reply.
Regards, Jill

I travelled from Donegal yesterday to see a preview of Tales of Ballycumber and it was well worth the journey.
The opening scene between Nicholas and Evans with their chat and companionable silences really whetted my appetite and as a parent I really felt the pain of Andrew during the scene with Nicholas as he described holding onto his son as if they were glued together.
Sebastian Barry’s language as always was remarkable and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole production though I did feel that some aspects of the storyline were superfluous and not properly explored.


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