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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.

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...

Announcement by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Plans announced for investing in Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions which includes a future redevelopment of Ireland’s national theatre.

Young Curators Project

Would you like to help us to programme a two-week festival? Are you aged 18 – 25? We are seeking applicants for our Young Curators project.

Act Your Rights Competition

We've teamed up with the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We'd like your school to take part in our...