The Abbey Theatre presents the Lyric Theatre production

Good Vibrations

5 - 21 August 2020

By Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson

Booking Information

Dates: 6 – 22 August
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: Thursday 6 August

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €32

Early Bird tickets available until 25 June

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 20 August, 7:30pm

“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!”

Good Vibrations tells the story of Terri Hooley, a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast.

When the conflict shuts down his city, and all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on ‘the most bombed half-mile in Europe’ and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it, he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city’s underground punk scene.

Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, and to bring his city back to life.



'The full-throated spirit of punk is alive and roaring in the auditorium.'
The Irish Times

'Sometimes you watch a piece of theatre and you just know you are witnessing something special, something everyone should see, and Good Vibrations is just that. A show good for the soul.’
Belfast Live

'Good Vibrations is as intense and big-hearted as Terri Hooley himself.'
The Irish News



  • Written by: Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson
  • Director: Des Kennedy
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