Our Mission 

Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of our founders and our rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, our mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. We commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and we affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.

Is é ár misean, faoi inspioráid idéil réabhlóideacha ár mbunaitheoirí agus ár gcanóin shaibhir scríbhneoireachta drámatúla de chuid na hÉireann, ná dul i dteagmháil go samhlaíoch le sochaí uile na hÉireann trí amharclannaíocht mhisniúil uaillmhianach nua de gach cineál a léiriú. Táimid tiomanta don cheannródaíocht i dtaca le scéal iomlán na hÉireann a insint, sa Bhéarla agus sa Ghaeilge, agus dearbhaímid gur amharclann í an Mhainistir d’oileán iomlán na hÉireann agus dá mhuintir uile. Déanaimid, i ngach iarracht dár gcuid, an ionchuimsitheacht, an ilchineálacht agus an comhionannas a chur chun cinn.


Neil Murray and Graham McLaren, the Directors of the Abbey Theatre.

Graham McLaren is a theatre director and designer. From 2010 – 2016, he was Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland. His productions of European classics have been seen in London’s West End, ancient Greek amphitheatres, black box studios and on the main stages of national theatres and major festivals across the world. At the age of 25, Graham established the internationally acclaimed Theatre Babel. During that period he also served as Artistic Director for Perth Rep Theatre Scotland. He was also Associate Artist for Necessary Angel Theatre Company in Canada.

Neil Murray is a theatre producer. From 2005 – 2016, he was Executive Producer at the National Theatre of Scotland where he oversaw the creation and expansion of the NTS from a standing start into a major international touring company. Neil was particularly involved in the international work of the NTS which toured to China, USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Poland and Ireland. He was instrumental in their work transferring, commercially, to the West End of London (Let The Right One In) and Broadway, New York (the ‘Alan Cumming’ Macbeth).

In addition, he developed and managed co-productions with companies as diverse as the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Barbican and Royal Court Theatre, London, Campo (Ghent, Belgium), Parco (Tokyo, Japan) and TEAM (New York). Prior to the NTS, for six years, Neil was the Director of the Tron Theatre, Glasgow where he was responsible for producing Tron Theatre Company productions and programming all visiting work. Neil has also worked for 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland, the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and Granada Television, Manchester.


Mairéad Delaney
Associate Director
Caitríona McLaughlin
Kelly Phelan
Maura Campbell
Fergus Hannigan
Maeve Keane
Sarah Ling
Heather Maher
Myra McAuliffe
Róisín McGann
Community & Education
Lisa Farrelly
Phil Kingston
Mary Sheehan
Donna Geraghty
Sandra Gibney
Marian Kelly
Ailbhe Kelly-Miller
Niamh Lunny
Victoria Miller
Kerri Morris
Tara Mulvihill
Síofra Ní Chiardha
Saileóg O’Halloran
Graham McLaren
Neil Murray
Directors’ Executive Assistant
Fiona Reynolds
Brian Horgan
Georgina Neal
Donna Marie O’Donovan
Karen Lee Walpole
Gina Arkins
Declan Cantwell
Debbie Doak
Paul Meagher
Tara O’Reilly
Furniture & Props
Stephen Molloy
Eimer Murphy
Barbara Pender
Michelle Sheridan
Light & Sound
Eoin Byrne
David Carpenter
Derek Conaghy
Ben Delaney
Kevin McFadden
Eoin Stapleton
New Work
Patricia Malpas
Jesse Weaver
Tom Elliott
Michael Loughnane
Public Affairs
Oonagh Desire
Sarah Lynch
Cliff Barragry
Des Kenny
Andy Keogh
Aisling Mooney
Sales & Customer Services
Aoife Brady
Luke Casserly
Eileen Collins
Diane Crotty
Con Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Ciara Dunbar
Helen Fahey
Olivia Fahy
David Fleming
Orla Gallagher
Emma Hanley
Dermot Hicks
James Hickson
Dara Hogan
Brian Kelly
Wesley Kelly
Marie Lawlor
Bridget Lynskey Faust
Elaine Mannion
Ciaran McGlynn
Donna Murphy
Laura Pulling
Helena Tobin
Caitlin White
Stage Management
Orla Burke
Tara Furlong
Brendan Galvin
Anne Kyle
Diarmuid O’Quigley
Audrey Rooney
John Stapleton
Stage Technical
Pat Dillon
John Finnegan
Mick Russell
Pat Russell
Voice Director
Andrea Ainsworth