Abbey Theatre


The Abbey Theatre in Dublin city is Ireland’s national theatre, founded by by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1903. It has contributed some of the world’s greatest theatrical works from writers such as J M Synge and Sean O’Casey. It continues to nurture new writing as well as presenting Irish and international classic drama. A calendar of events is available on the Theatre’s website.


The Abbey Theatre has 2 auditoriums, the Abbey stage and the Peacock stage. The seating capacity for the Abbey is 492, while the Peacock has capacity for 128. Information on accessibility is available here.


The Theatre has a programme of workshops, talks and events for people of all ages. It also provides backstage tours and produces resource packs. Find more information on the Theatre’s education programme here.

Where to apply

Abbey Theatre

26 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Tel: (01) 887 2200
Fax: (01) 872 9177
Page edited: 9 December 2014