The Abbey Theatre’s founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to ‘bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland’. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent. We bring the magic of theatre into Irish class-rooms and communities through our education programme to ensure the Irish theatre tradition is progressed for generations to come.


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Title: Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Caitríona Ennis

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Caitríona Ennis

March 11th, 2020

Actor Caitríona Ennis talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding the heart of Emer in Corn Exchange & the Abbey Theatre's The Fall of the Second Republic,… Go to Episode

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Annie Ryan, Andrew Bennett & Mark O'Halloran

March 5th, 2020

A grand coalition of Corn Exchange memories, techniques and anecdotes make this podcast a rare recording gem. Mark O'Halloran leads artistic director… Go to Episode

Hansel and Gretel Directors Note

February 11th, 2020

Hansel and Gretel – Directors’ Note Written by directors Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett Read by Bríd Ní Ghruagáin. An Irish National Opera, Theatre… Go to Episode

Audio Described Programme Notes: Hansel and Gretel

February 11th, 2020

Audio Described Programme notes for Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck at the Abbey Theatre. Welcome to the introductory notes for Hansel and… Go to Episode