The Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre Opened Its Doors 18 July 1966

The Abbey TheatreĀ  opened its doors to the public on its current site at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Monday 18 July 1966.

Due to the location of the building next to the river liffey, the structure ‘floats’ on a concrete raft. Containing two theatres, the main auditorium of the Abbey Theatre, and the studio space called the Peacock Theatre, the building is four stories high, with the main roof being 47 feet above street level.

The Auditorium Pictured Below

The auditorium is fan-shaped with a width of 39 feet at the proscenium and extending to 85 feet at the back. Its depth is 60 feet from the proscenium opening to the back wall of the auditorium.
The height of the auditorium can be adjusted for different theatre or concert conditions. Seating capacity is 492 seats and two designated wheelchair spaces.

Box office phone 01 878 9177 or Call into the Abbey Box Office. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am – 7pm Abbey Theatre 26 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 Ireland For more information visit the official website

To Get Directions Our Map Below Will Help You Locate The Abbey Theatre

To get directions to your location of interest it will be centered on the map with a red bubble. Just mouse over it and click to open a pop up window, use the scroll bar on the pop up window and then select Directions to:

A: Enter your current location:
B: This will display the location of interest:

Then select get directions your route and directions will be displayed on the map, you can also print them out enjoy.

Abbey Theatre

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Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre Auditorium

The Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre Auditorium