The National Theatre of Ireland

As Ireland’s national theatre, the Abbey Theatre exists with the ambition to enrich the cultural lives of everyone with a curiosity for and interest in Irish theatre, stories, artists, and culture.

Courage and imagination are at the heart of our storytelling, while inclusivity, diversity and equality are at the core of our thinking.

Visitors are also welcome to go behind the scenes of The National Theatre with a backstage tour. Explore the building, the artwork, and the current shows, with our expert guides.


The Abbey Theatre is committed to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and affirms that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, the Abbey Theatre promotes inclusiveness, diversity and equality.


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Box Office
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm – 7pm
Contact: (01) 87 87 222 or email

Stage Door
Stage door can be accessed on Lower Abbey Street. The address is 26/27 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, D01 K0F1.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm
Contact: (01) 88 72 200  or email

Getting There

Luas: (Red) Abbey Street. (Green) Marlborough Street. Dart: Tara St.

Bus: Stops on or near O’Connell Street. Expressway/Intercity 5-minute walk away from Busáras.

Map Location: 53.348399, -6.257178
Contact The Abbey Theatre

26/27 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Eircode: D01 K0F1
T: 01-887 2200
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