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The Gregory Project

The Abbey Theatre Co-Directors,  Artistic Director Caitríona  McLaughlin, and Executive Director Mark O’Brien are proud to launch The Gregory Project, a body of work to mark 120 years of the National Theatre of Ireland and to honour the legacy of co-founder Lady Gregory.

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Peter Lowry appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. has announced the appointment to the Abbey Theatre Board of Mr Peter Lowry.

An Taoiseach addresses our supporters event

On Friday 2 November, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD. addressed our supporters, artists, champions and investors at a special event sponsored by The Doyle Collection at the Westbury Hotel.

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.