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The Weir: Changing the Conversation

A series of post-show discussions on themes emerging from Conor McPherson’s The Weir, which was written in 1997, when Ireland was very different from today.

2023 Announcements for the Abbey stage

A musical motif and a tale of deceit will take over the Abbey stage in early 2023. 

Board Member Vacancies

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is seeking to appoint suitably qualified candidates as Members of the Board of the Abbey Theatre.

The Abbey Theatre’s Education Work returns to schools

The Abbey Theatre’s education work is returning to schools with a new play, Her, Sive from their acclaimed Priming the Canon series.

The Abbey Theatre and Lyric Theatre Belfast win at the UK Theatre Awards

Last Sunday, in the Guildhall in London, the Abbey Theatre,  along with our producing partner, Lyric Theatre Belfast, won Best Play Revival for the co-production of Brian Friel’s Translations at the UK Theatre Awards ceremony.

THISISPOPBABY returns to the Abbey Theatre

Comedic giants, performance legends and bona fide national treasures Panti Bliss and Tara Flynn go back to back with two brand new solo shows in one hilarious and moving night out!

Christmas at the Abbey

As the evenings grow shorter, the thoughts of warm winter lights start to flourish. A cosy pub, a trip to the theatre, a day with family; Christmas is a time to catch up with loved...

Edna O’Brien is in the Building

Last week, rehearsals began for Joyce’s Women. The play is a brand-new production written by the iconic Edna O’Brien for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of  Ulysses.

Dr. Frances Ruane reappointed as Chair of the Board of the Abbey Theatre

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has reappointed Dr. Frances Ruane as Chair of the Board of the Abbey Theatre, with effect from the 29th July 2022.