Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours

  • From Wednesday, 22 January 2014
  • To Saturday, 1 January 2050
  • Backstage Tour
  • Running time: 1hr 15mins

Backstage Tours

Founded by Lady Augusta Gregory and William Butler Yeats in 1904, the Abbey Theatre has been celebrating the wonder of theatre and the joy of bringing artists and audiences together for over one hundred years.

Join us for an exclusive insight into the backstage world of Ireland’s national theatre in our intimate backstage tours. Get access to areas rarely seen by the public with our team of excellent tour guides who will lead you on an engaging journey through the many aspects that make up the Abbey Theatre and its productions. Visitors will get a chance to explore the set of the current play, see how our different departments come together to make the show, and learn about the cultural significance of the theatre and the site itself.

As we are a busy working theatre, our tours are scheduled to match the running dates of Abbey Theatre productions.

Comments about the tours…

‘We went on the back stage tour and really enjoyed it. The Abbey Theatre has some amazing art on the wall and worth it for that alone!’

‘…got a tour of the Abbey Theatre. My god the history of this place. The tour guide knew everything there was to know….and it’s just amazing…’

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When are Tours on?

Tours are scheduled to match the dates of our Abbey stage plays.
Choose from our current dates and times here

Tours last for approximately one and a half hours and start from the Abbey Theatre foyer at 4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11am on Saturdays, subject to backstage access. Backstage tours are not scheduled during previews or technical periods.

Access: The tour crosses four levels of the Abbey and involves some stairs. Please specify if mobility is an issue when booking, as we will do our utmost to accommodate those with reduced mobility.


€10 per person / €8 per person for groups of 6+


Please email Caitlin or call our box office on +353 (0)1 87 87 222.

Tickets are limited. We recommend advance booking to avoid disappointment.

Peacock Cafe:

After your Backstage Tour enjoy 10% discount in the Peacock Cafe!

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