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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.

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...

Out of the Abbey – 2018 Touring and Partnerships

This year we will be getting out of the Abbey Theatre in lots of different ways to bring sell-out shows to audiences in Dublin, London, Limerick, Galway and Cork.

5×5 2018

We are delighted to announce the 5 projects which have been chosen to partake in our inaugural season of 5x5 development support weeks in 2018. These projects will receive 5 days’ worth of space, technical assistance...

5×5 (Gaeilge)

Cúis bróid dúinn é a chur in iúl go mbeidh 5x5 ann arís in 2020.


Applications are now open for 5x5 2020.

Joint statement from Irish Theatre organisations

We, the undersigned, note the recent developments and allegations in the entertainment industries in the US and UK. We strongly condemn sexual harassment and abuse of power in the theatre in Ireland and internationally. This kind...

Pádraig Cusack, Jane Daly and Michael Wall appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre

They are appointed to the Board on a recommendation from the Selection Committee which is made up of Dr Frances Ruane (Chair of the Abbey Theatre), Sheila Pratschke (Chair of the Arts Council) and John...

The Abbey welcomes #WakingTheFeminists Research

The Abbey welcomes this important research commissioned by #WakingTheFeminists. This analysis of 2006 – 2015 clearly shows the need for ongoing and considered attention to both gender equality and diversity in Ireland’s theatre community.