Abbey Theatre presents The Corn Exchange

Dublin By Lamplight

18 March - 1 April 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 18 March – 1 April
On the Abbey stage

Previews: 18 and 20 March

: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

Post-show talk (with Director and members of the cast): Thursday 23 March, after the performance

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266.

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 30 March, 7:30pm

The Corn Exchange’s much loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre.

Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight in this hilarious and witty production.

An instant hit when it first opened in 2004, this hugely entertaining and anarchic production is a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong….


'The Corn Exchange’s marvellous, witty creation brings the house down… Director Annie Ryan’s production is razor-sharp'
The Irish Times

'A generous, human tragi-comedy… a magical piece of theatre'
The Irish Examiner


Production Images 

Photography © Ros Kavanagh

Meet the Makers 

Actor and theatre maker Louis Lovett talks with writer Michael West about returning to Dublin by Lamplight, the true state of physical theatre and what to do when things go wrong.

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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
D01 K0F1