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An Afterwards: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney

The Abbey Theatre and Poetry Ireland, with the support of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, are proud to present An Afterwards: A Celebration of Seamus Heaney this Sunday the 3rd of September.

Avolon Winter Season 2018

The full line-up for our Avolon Winter Season 2018 has been announced.

‘A Riot of Their Own’ RTE Documentary

After a year of filming, and with well over 120 hours of footage, an hour-long documentary entitled 'The Abbey - A Riot of Their Own' premiered on RTÉ One on Tuesday 30 October at 10.15pm.

Associate Playwrights

October 2018 We are thrilled to welcome four new writers as Associate Playwrights. Amy Conroy, Jimmy McAleavey, Darren Murphy and Lisa Tierney-Keogh will be working with us to develop new plays over the next eighteen months....

October 2018 – Your National Theatre

Right now we are working with 7 companies and 85 artists on 6 shows in Dublin, Belfast and Achill Island.

Louise Stephens appointed as Dramaturg

We are delighted to share the news that Louise Stephens will join our New Work Department as Dramaturg next month. 

Announcing the Young Curators

In March 2018 the Abbey Theatre issued the first ever call out for 18 – 25 year olds to help us to programme a two-week festival at their national theatre. They answered.

Bosco Hogan appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre

At a meeting of the Abbey Theatre’s Board of Directors on 5 June 2018, actor Bosco Hogan was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre for a term of three years.

The Abbey Theatre pays tribute to Titan of Theatre – Tom Murphy

We mourn the loss of a titan of Irish Theatre, Tom Murphy. His contribution to his national theatre was immeasurable and his guidance to our organisation as playwright, colleague, board member and generous friend was...

Board Member Vacancy

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate of the Abbey Theatre Board. The Minister welcomes applications representative of the diversity of the Irish population, particularly reflecting...