Ireland’s National Theatre
Tucked in behind the River Liffey, over the Rosie Hackett Bridge, is Ireland’s National Theatre: the Abbey. Committed to showcasing the very best of Irish theatre talent, the Abbey and its smaller sister stage at the Peacock theatre, promote local actors, producers and playwrights.
The intimate setting of the Abbey makes for an ideal way to take in these excellent productions – with previous performances including plays by O’Casey, Chekhov and specially created 24 hour plays.
For those with an interest in the workings of behind-the-scenes theatre, the Abbey Backstage Tours are a great insight into the production side of theatrical performances over the years- the costume department alone is breath-taking.
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