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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"

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.