Get closer and delve deeper with tours, talks, and workshops.

Our range of Tours and Experiences are available as add-ons to a performance, or as stand-alone options for a group visit. 

For general enquiries about Tours and Experiences, please email Nicola at

Backstage Tour 

Our Backstage Tour brings the story of the Abbey Theatre to life and takes you behind-the-scenes of our current productions. You won’t look at a show in quite the same way again.  

The Backstage Tour crosses multiple levels and involves stairs. Please specify if mobility is an issue when booking, and we will do our utmost to accommodate. 

Find out more about our Backstage Tours.

Personal Theatre Tour 

Enjoy the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience with a personal tour of the Abbey Theatre. Visit areas of the theatre not included on the Backstage Tour, get first-hand insight and perspectives from our staff, and enjoy a world-famous theatre stage all to yourself. For anyone with a passion for Irish culture and arts, this is a truly special opportunity to discover Ireland’s national theatre.

Walking Tour 

This unique guided Walking Tour swaps the auditorium seats for Dublin’s streets. Striking sculptures, historic sites and hidden gems reveal connections to Irish theatre all around the city. 

The Walking Tour distance is approx. 2.5 km/1.5 miles. Please specify if mobility is an issue when booking, and we will do our utmost to accommodate. 

Find out more about our Walking Tours.

Theatre Workshops 

Our Theatre Workshops are led by experienced theatre-makers and emphasise ensemble, collaboration and creativity. We will design the workshop for your group, or we can focus on your specialist interests. Workshops are immersive and interactive, with no experience required.

Pre-Show Talks 

Set the scene with a Pre-Show Talk, introducing the show in various contexts ahead of the performance. For certain productions, it may be possible to meet the cast or creative team before the show.

School Visits 

Customisable visits combine Backstage Tours, Theatre Workshops, and Careers Chats, to give students a deep dive into the world of theatre.

As the Abbey is a fully working theatre, tour routes and access to certain locations may change at short notice.

Don’t forget, we offer school rates and complimentary tickets for teachers on performances!