Our tours and experiences bring the story of the Abbey Theatre to life. Choose the option that best suits you below and discover the secrets behind our plays, our history and our iconic building.


Based on your needs, we offer different types of tour experiences of the theatre:

    1. Backstage Tours
    2. National Theatre Tours
    3. Bespoke, Private & Exclusive Tours

Please note that the Tours cross multiple levels and involves stairs. Let us know if mobility is an issue when booking, and we will do our utmost to accommodate.

Find out more about our Theatre Tours here.

Theatre in the Making 

This August, experience the National Theatre of Ireland like never before! With a choice of 4 dates, go behind the scenes to meet our theatre makers and explore their crafts. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Walking Tours 

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 here.

Theatre Workshops 

Our Theatre Workshops are led by experienced theatre-makers and are built on collaboration and creativity. We design our workshops to be group specific, tailored for secondary school/Transition Year programmes, university students, international students or specialty interest focused groups. Workshops may be text focused, or performance driven depending on the group. All of our workshops are immersive and interactive and require no theatre experience.

For workshop enquires please contact: jennifer.carbery@abbeytheatre.ie

Talks & Tailored Experiences 

We host groups for combined experiences including historical talks, tours, workshops and shows. We deliver talks around a variety of themes and historical moments in the national theatre’s history.

School Visits 

We offer tailored experiences for educational groups. These visits can combine backstage tours, theatre workshops, talks, expert insights and careers chats, to give students a deep dive into the world of theatre.

For group visits please contact: jennifer.carbery@abbeytheatre.ie

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

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