The Abbey Theatre Company
Generations of the Abbey Theatre acting company are recalled including May Craig, Eileen Crowe and F.J. McCormick.
The Abbey Theatre Dublin - RTE Documentary
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Narrated by Chris Curran
Abbey Theatre 2019 Season Launch | #Abbey2019
Directors of the Abbey Theatre, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, interview some of the artists and collaborators working with Ireland’s National Theatre and celebrate the launch of the 2019 Season.
New Abbey Theatre (1963)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland, Eire).
LS. Streets of Dublin. GV. Pan, the site of the new Abbey Theatre. GV. President Eamonn de Valera arriving at the site where the new Abbey theatre is to be built - historic Abbey theatre was destroyed by the fire. SCU. President De Valera. SV. People looking on. SV. The President smoothing the mortar. GV. Zoom in the President laying the foundation stone. CU. The Foundation Stone. SV. The President chatting to Michael Yeats, Mrs Yeats and Ann Yeats - the wife, daughter and son of the poet and founder of the old Abbey theatre. Several shots shots of the model of the old Abbey Theatre. Several shots of the old Abbey theatre (library). Various shots of the model of the new theatre.
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Dublin by Lamplight – The Corn Exchange (2017)
Abbey Theatre presents The Corn Exchange
Dublin by Lamplight by Michael West in collaboration with the company, directed by Annie Ryan.
18 March – 1 April 2017 on the Abbey stage
Video by Myles Shelly.
Ciaron O'Reilly speaks at Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Ireland #2 - Dublin: Joyce Walking Tour, Abbey Theatre, and more
Here is the second of our Ireland videos! Scenes and topics include: lapis Lazuli James Joyce Walking Tour James Quinn National Library Swans at Coolee Custom House Abbey Theatre visit Poets Corner Ha'penny Bridge.
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We took a long walk to the James Joyce Cultural Center today to be a part of a regularly scheduled James Joyce Walking Tour that began at 9 a.m. Our host was the very capable and knowledgeable James Quinn. He was a font of knowledge about Joyce and Ulysses. Our tour focused on events and places in Chapter 8, the Lystrogonians.
Subsequently, throughout town we saw many places and plaques pertaining to Joyce's characters and actual life. I read a few pages of Ulysses during our stay in Dublin, just enough to remind myself of its flavor ( had read it in my 20's).
On our tour we passed the GPO, or General Post Office, where leaders of the Irish rebellion held out against the British. This was memorialized in Yeats' poem, Easter, 1916. Later, I re-read my college edition of Yeats' collected poems (assigned at Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, freshman English) and enjoyed my handwritten notes and Martha's too, all from more than 40 years ago!
The National Library was our next stop. The exhibit on the ground floor while we were there was about W.B. Yeats, his life, loves and poetry. It was magnificently done! We lingered a long while in the audio-visual display that featured Yeats's voice and actors' voices reciting his poems with lovely imagery. I particular enjoyed his poem The Swans of Coolee and the matching photos.
The Library also has a gorgeous reading room. Unfortunately, no photos of it are permissible. Also, they are excessive in their security. Visitors can barely get close to the books, no less steal them.
Abbey Theatre performance of Brian Friel's The Aristocrats - This is a historic theatre, being founded by W.B. Yeats in the early 1900's. However, this building dates from the 1960's. We enjoyed Brian Friel's play, The Aristocrats, although it was hot inside the theatre. As an usher lady said, Back in the 1960's, they didn't think artists needed air conditioning.
The play is about a landed gentry family whose paterfamilias is in bad health, and the various tribulations of the siblings about life to follow. One of the characters was nervous, seemingly gay but really not, skinny and funny. I enjoyed his dialogue and monologues the most. Friel also wrote the widely praised, Dancing at Lunghasa, which I remember we loved; and Philadelphia, Here I Come! which I never saw, despite being from Philly!
A Digital Journey through Irish Theatre History
Abbey Theatre and NUI Galway Digital Archive Partnership
The Abbey Archive will be digitised by NUI Galway in the largest digital theatre project ever undertaken. For more information visit
Abbey Theatre 110th Anniversary
Abbbey Theatre 110th Anniversary | 27 December 2014
Ireland Travel Video: The Abbey Theatre
This is video two of my four part travel video shot in Dublin, Ireland. This video was shot in the Abbey Theatre. For more information please visit traveltheatrics.wordpress.com
Arlington to play at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin next year.
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival have announced that their co-production Arlington by Tony Award winning playwright Enda Walsh is to play at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin next year.
The Ridleys | Trailer
The Irish premieres of Philip Ridley's compelling companion plays, Tonight With Donny Stixx and Dark Vanilla Jungle; both darkly hilarious, searingly honest and painfully poetic.
Theatre Upstairs, the home of new writing, partners for the first time with the Abbey Theatre as Karl Shiels directs riveting talents Katie Honan and Rex Ryan in two stories, presented in one night.
'A writer who sees not only the worst but also the best in humanity...'
'A writer of daring and satanic imagination...'
The New York Times
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
15 – 26 January 2019
On the Peacock Stage
Citysong | Trailer
‘It is night and here is the city, sleeping.
Riversplit and seakissed and roadrunneled and concrete-brick-stone-steel-and-glass-formed-and-typeset.’
We’re only three weeks away from the Free First Preview of Citysong, Dylan Coburn Gray’s Award Winning play, our co-production with Soho Theatre, London.
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Abbey Theatre of Ireland at MCA Stage
Mar 2–6, 2011
Three characters known simply as A, B, and C weave vivid monologues of loneliness, violence, and despair. Set in the gritty underworld of Dublin's docklands, the characters are thrown into a fantastical world of serial killers, vengeful angels, and love-sick demons as they seek their own quests. Mark O'Rowe, acclaimed Irish playwright and director, constructs a poignant moral and dramatic rollercoaster ride in Terminus.
Part of the MCA Global Stage series
Presented in association with the Goodman Theatre
Abbey Theatre 2018 | Wrap Video | A Year In Numbers
We have put together a short wrap up of the past 12 months. From Great Danes to Green Shield Stamps, 2018 has been an amazing year for Ireland's National Theatre. Together with 690 of Ireland's Theatre Makers, we presented 60 different events throughout the year.
It has been a privilege to welcome over 175,000 people to shows in Dublin, across 14 different Irish counties, and on tour internationally in London, New York, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Sunderland.
Homes of the Abbey Theatre
From Abbey Street to the Queen’s Theatre on Pearse Street and back again to Abbey Street, the various homes of the Abbey are recollected by those who experienced the moves.
Abbey Theatre-the National Theatre of Ireland,is one of the country's leading cultural institutions.
The Abbey Theatre (Irish: Amharclann na Mainistreach), also known as the National Theatre of Ireland (Irish: Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann), in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the country's leading cultural institutions. First opening to the public on 27 December 1904, and despite losing its original building to a fire in 1951, it has remained active to the present day. The Abbey was the first state-subsidized theatre in the English-speaking world; from 1925 onwards it received an annual subsidy from the Irish Free State. Since July 1966, the Abbey has been located at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
In its early years, the theatre was closely associated with the writers of the Irish Literary Revival, many of whom were involved in its founding and most of whom had plays staged there. The Abbey served as a nursery for many leading Irish playwrights, including William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, Seán O'Casey, and John Millington Synge, as well as leading actors. In addition, through its extensive program of touring abroad and its high visibility to foreign, particularly American, audiences, it has become an important part of the Irish cultural brand.
Liz Roche on Bastard Amber @ Abbey Theatre
This May, Liz Roche Company bring their newest work, Bastard Amber, to the Abbey Theatre as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2015.
This landmark production marks the first time that an Irish choreographer has been commissioned to create a dance work for the Abbey stage.
In this interview, Liz Roche talks about the inspiration behind Bastard Amber and the connection to W. B. Yeats' seminal poem 'Sailing to Byzantium'.
Bastard Amber - Liz Roche Company
Abbey Theatre - Abbey Stage
Mon 25 (preview), Tue 26, Wed 27 May 2015 @ 7.30pm
FOLLOW - WillFredd Theatre - Video 1 of 3
The Abbey Theatre is proud to welcome WillFredd Theatre’s multi-award winning debut production FOLLOW which explores stories from the Irish Deaf Community.
Shane’s parents are Deaf. He grew up in a house with doorbell lights and subtitles on the TV. A house where to be heard, you had to be seen.
Using sound, light, Irish Sign Language and performance in a unique and playful way, FOLLOW is a one man show that captivates from start to finish.
Co-created with Jack Cawley and Shane O’Reilly.
Winner of Spirit of the Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival 2011.
FOLLOW is fully accessible for a Deaf and Hard of hearing audience.
‘Every journey to the theatre commences in hope (too often dashed) – here it is totally justified. *****’ – Irish Theatre Magazine
‘The Sign of a masterpiece’ – Sunday Independent
27 November – 6 December on the Peacock stage
Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm
Tickets: €18 – €25 / Conc. €13 – €18
Concession tickets available Mon-Thurs & Sat matinees
FOLLOW is performed in Irish Sign Language and is also captioned.
Video shot and edited by Seán Tracy