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New 2020 Season Announced

The national theatre of Ireland is launching five new live theatre productions for a live audience, in addition to four new digital theatre projects.

"An extraordinary programme for an extraordinary year"

COVID 19 Further Performance Updates

Additional programming changes, including further postponements and show cancellations, as a result of the ongoing impact of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Putting Autism On Stage

Jody O’Neill on her innovative and myth-busting new play - What I (Don't) Know About Autism.

Dear Ireland

An Abbey Theatre production A national conversation led by Ireland’s artists 50 writers, 50 actors Presented on our digital channels, April 2020

Watch Cyprus Avenue for World Theatre Day 2020

To celebrate World Theatre Day on Friday 27 March 2020, at noon we are partnering with the Royal Court Theatre and The Space to make Cyprus Avenue, the film adaptation, available to watch for free...

COVID-19 Performance Update

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray outline updates to the Abbey Theatre's 2020 programme from April to August and highlight two digital projects that will run over the coming weeks.

Máire O’Higgins, Breda O’Keeffe, Michael Owens and Michael West appointed to the board of the Abbey Theatre

The new appointments were confirmed at a meeting of the Abbey Theatre’s Board of Directors on March 9th.

Sarah Smith appointed as Technical Director of the Abbey Theatre

The experienced arts and technical director, who most recently worked for Cirque du Soleil, joins the Senior Management Team of Ireland’s national theatre this week.

The Boy is where it all begins…

Coming in September, Maria Carr’s epic new cycle of plays, The Boy.

Abbey Theatre Presents Its First Ever Relaxed Performances

History is made for Ireland’s National Theatre with the World Premiere of What I (Don’t) Know About Autism by Jody O'Neill.