The Abbey Theatre presents

Time To Write

10 June 2024

Booking Information

Date: 10th June 2024

June Guest Playwright: Hilary Fannin

Duration: 10am – 4.30pm

This is a free event, but places are limited and reservation is required.

Pre-order sandwiches here

Time To Write is a monthly gathering for playwrights and performance makers working on a writing project

We’re inviting you to join us in the Abbey Bar to do your day’s writing work here, in community with other theatre artists. Pen to paper. Fingers to keyboard. However you like to get it done.

We have a different guest playwright with us every month as a host. They are trying to write something too. They’ll take some time out for a Q&A before lunch to share reflections about their writing process, answer your questions, and talk about how they like to get it done.

This isn’t a workshop – it’s a quiet, co-working gathering that ring-fences time for you to write. There aren’t any craft exercises or sharing of work. It’s an opportunity for inspiration, solidarity and for getting your idea down on paper. It’s free and open to playwrights and performance makers of any experience level. You can be writing a play, a blurb, a funding application or a secret something you aren’t ready to talk about yet.

What to expect 

10am – 10:30am: Pick your seat, have a coffee, get comfortable and have a chat to your peers

10:30 – 12:30:  Quiet writing time

12:30 – 1:15: Q & A with our guest playwright about their writing process

1:15 – 2:15:  Lunch break. Pegeen’s Café in our foyer will be open, serving sandwiches, treats & drinks.

2:15 – 4:30: Quiet writing time

Please note: This event takes place in the Abbey Bar. We have tables, chairs, high stools and benches. You’ll need to bring your laptop, and we recommend you bring it charged as plugs are limited. We’re a busy working theatre so the work space won’t be silent – this will work best for you if you like a bit of background noise while you write. The Abbey Bar is only accessible via stairs.

2024 Dates 

  • 10th June – now fully booked. If you can no longer attend, please let us know at
  • 15th July – registration will open on the 1st of July. 
  • 19th August
  • 16th September
  • 14th October
  • 11th November
  • 9th December

Lunch Pre-Orders 

All of this thinking and writing will certainly work up an appetite and if you’d like to be prepared, you can pre-order from a selection of delicious sandwiches. Please place your order online by the morning of the 7th of June for our first event featuring Hilary Fannin on the 10th of June.

Please see our range of pre-order sandwiches below, each for 8 Euro. Our foyer café, Pegeen’s will also have its usual range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and a limited number of toasted sandwiches available as well.


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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
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