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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"

Irish Times Theatre Awards 2019

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award nominations for 2019 have been announced and we're delighted that so many of our productions and co-productions have been recognised by the judges.

Free First Preview for What I (Don’t) Know About Autism

All performances for What I (Don’t) Know About Autism will be relaxed performances. This means there will be a relaxed approach to noise during the show and audience members are free to move about or...

5×5 2020

Five new community theatre projects selected for our annual development series.

Abbey Theatre announces programme for 2020

Line-up includes Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Shelagh Delaney, Lisa Tierney-Keogh, Roddy Doyle, Sarah Hanly, Jody O’Neill, Zoe Ní Riordáin, Maud Lee and Shaun Dunne, plus many more

The Abbey Theatre pays tribute to Tom MacIntyre – one of Ireland’s most exciting, original playwrights

Encouraging of new talent, Tom was always willing to give of himself. He will be greatly missed.

Abbey Theatre redevelopment moves to next stage of planning

Minister Madigan approves the start of detailed appraisal stage of Abbey Theatre redevelopment

Free First Preview – A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

See A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings at your National Theatre for free!

Open Auditions 2019

Would you like to audition for your National Theatre?

Author’s Note – Dermot Bolger

As a child I saw the Dublin docks as a hidden world into which my seafaring father vanished on his weekly voyages.