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# Abbey Theatre

This year
Abbey Theatre condemns 'mindless' attack that saw Ukrainian actor hospitalised
The actor had to get stitches after the attack.
Event to mark 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement to take place in Abbey Theatre
Sharing Peace, Sharing Futures will include contributions from a number of musicians, poets and writers.
Acclaimed novelist and journalist Deirdre Purcell dies aged 77
Dierdre was a best-selling author, and an actress who starred in plays at the Abbey Theatre.
An Octoroon team says nomination of only white cast members for theatre awards 'unacceptable'
The Abbey Theatre staged the production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon in April 2022.
All time
Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre
Plans to expand the theatre were first unveiled in 2017.
Abbey Theatre board announces appointment of new artistic and executive directors
The two new directors will join the Abbey staff in early May.
Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week
The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommended that cultural venues be reassessed under the government’s five-level plan.
'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing
The acceleration of the reopening roadmap has allowed businesses like cinemas to open earlier than expected.
Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan
The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.
Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.
Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city
A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.
'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'
Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.
Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.
Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'
The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.
Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors
In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.
Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.
Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light
The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.
There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role
‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.
Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin
He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.
Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark
A new adaptation of Star of the Sea is among the shows.
Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"
They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.
Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'
Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.
Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years
Tries from Jack O’Mahony, George Downing and Luke Fitzgerald secured a famous victory.
'People tell me my book has changed their life'
Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.
Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world
An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.
JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub
The company is expected to spend €3 million-plus on the fit-out.
Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'
The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.
This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923
The Sean O’Casey play is currently on show at the Abbey Theatre. We speak to its director, Wayne Jordan.
Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?
Oh yes they can.
This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell
The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.
Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people
The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.
Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money
During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.
Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?
Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.
100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days
In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.
Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people
Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.
Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness
Fitzgerald was one of the most recognisable faces in Irish theatre acting and was married to Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin.
Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.
Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land
The theatre – which had been considered for moves elsewhere in recent years – will now stay at its current location.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed.
Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery
The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.