Free First Previews 2020 

What I (Don’t) Know About Autism – Saturday 1 February, Peacock Stage

The Fall of the Second Republic – Monday 24 February, Abbey Stage

Faith Healer – Monday 30 March, Abbey Stage

This Beautiful Village – Saturday 6 June, Abbey Stage

A Taste of Honey – Monday 6 July, Abbey Stage

Good Vibrations – Thursday 6 August, Abbey Stage

Éist Liom (Listen to Me) – Wednesday 23 September, Peacock Stage


Our next Free First Preview is for What I Don’t Know About Autism. This will be our first relaxed performance Free Preview and we have changed the process for getting tickets.

On Saturday 1 February at 1 pm we’ll have approximately 100 tickets to give away for What I Don’t Know About Autism.

Free tickets can be booked from 1 pm on Saturday 1 February by phone on (01) 87 87 222, in person at our Abbey box office, or online.

Each person can book a maximum of 2 tickets.

Tickets can then be collected from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at our Abbey box office.

The show will begin at 8 pm in the Peacock Theatre.

How to Free First Preview (General) 


  • Only available on the night
  • Cannot be booked in advance
  • Limited to one ticket per person (so if you wish to come along, you must queue)
  • Distributed on a first-come, first-served basis


  • Tickets are distributed at 6.30 pm
  • Before this, a queue will form outside the building
  • The queuing area is not sheltered, please come prepared for Irish weather conditions
  • Relax and unwind in our bar once you’ve nabbed your ticket
  • Shows on the Abbey Stage start at 7.30 pm
  • Shows on the Peacock Stage start at 8 pm


Join our Free First Preview Facebook events here.

Free First Previews 2019 

The Ridleys – Tuesday 15 January, Peacock Stage

The Country Girls – Saturday 23 February, Abbey Stage

In Our Veins – Wednesday 10 April, Peacock Stage

It was easy (in the end) – Friday 3 May, Abbey Stage

BAOITE – Friday 17 May, Peacock Stage

Citysong – Saturday 25 May, Abbey Stage

The Unmanageable Sisters – Friday 14 June, Abbey Stage

Two Pints – Monday 24 June, Abbey Stage

The Hunger – Monday 19 August, Abbey Stage

This Beautiful Village – Monday 2 September, Abbey Stage

Last Orders At The Dockside – Monday 21 October, Abbey Stage

Redemption Falls – Wednesday 9 October, Peacock Stage

Drama at Inish – Thursday 21 November, Abbey Stage

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings – Tuesday 10 December, Peacock Stage

2018, On Raftery’s Hill Free First Preview 

2018, CLASS Free First Preview 


2017, Ulysses Free First Preview