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#Abbey Theatre

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Abbey Theatre board announces appointment of new artistic and executive directors
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre board announces appointment of new artistic and executive directors

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:16 PM 11,058 Views 13 Comments

The two new directors will join the Abbey staff in early May.

# abbey-theatre - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week
# Live Performances
# Live Performances

Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week

Dec 13th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,897 Views 12 Comments

The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommended that cultural venues be reassessed under the government’s five-level plan.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing

Jun 25th 2020, 4:32 PM 17,785 Views 27 Comments

The acceleration of the reopening roadmap has allowed businesses like cinemas to open earlier than expected.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan

Oct 30th 2019, 10:48 AM 10,435 Views 17 Comments

The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
# Culture
# Culture

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

May 2nd 2019, 4:01 PM 7,065 Views 4 Comments

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city
# Dublin Will Show You How
# Dublin Will Show You How

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 PM 32,105 Views 2 Comments

A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'
# Drama
# Drama

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:05 PM 7,324 Views 4 Comments

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
# Complaint
# Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

Jan 30th 2019, 5:49 PM 7,216 Views 7 Comments

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

Jan 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 8,673 Views 10 Comments

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors
# Not Very Abbey
# Not Very Abbey

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors

Jan 8th 2019, 9:48 PM 15,616 Views 15 Comments

In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 7 January, 2019

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
# Cultural Concerns
# Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

Jan 7th 2019, 6:10 PM 31,931 Views 36 Comments

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light
# National Theatre
# National Theatre

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

Oct 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,865 Views 19 Comments

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 19 May, 2018

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role
# Good Boy
# Good Boy

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

May 19th 2018, 5:30 PM 7,509 Views 6 Comments

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin
# RIP
# RIP

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

Oct 31st 2017, 8:14 AM 26,594 Views 5 Comments

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark
# Dystopian Times
# Dystopian Times

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark

Aug 31st 2017, 8:00 PM 7,608 Views 13 Comments

A new adaptation of Star of the Sea is among the shows.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 23 June, 2017

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"
# First Preview
# First Preview

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:02 PM 15,160 Views 19 Comments

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Apr 11th 2017, 7:03 PM 10,474 Views 2 Comments

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.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years
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From The42
# Abbey Theatre

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years

Mar 2nd 2017, 4:57 PM 9,304 Views 3 Comments

Tries from Jack O’Mahony, George Downing and Luke Fitzgerald secured a famous victory.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 22 January, 2016

'People tell me my book has changed their life'
# Girls Will Be Girls
# Girls Will Be Girls

'People tell me my book has changed their life'

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 25,800 Views 36 Comments

Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world
# Waking The Feminists
# Waking The Feminists

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

Nov 12th 2015, 5:36 PM 18,704 Views 172 Comments

An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub
# Spoons
# Spoons

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub

Nov 11th 2015, 3:53 PM 38,446 Views 83 Comments

The company is expected to spend €3 million-plus on the fit-out.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 9 November, 2015

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'
# Waking The Feminists
# Waking The Feminists

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

Nov 9th 2015, 11:07 PM 18,458 Views 125 Comments

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 11 July, 2015

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923
# Shadow Of A Gunman
# Shadow Of A Gunman

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923

Jul 11th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,874 Views 17 Comments

The Sean O’Casey play is currently on show at the Abbey Theatre. We speak to its director, Wayne Jordan.

# abbey-theatre - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?

Feb 1st 2015, 4:00 PM 8,380 Views 9 Comments

Oh yes they can.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell
# Drama Queen
# Drama Queen

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

Dec 27th 2014, 12:22 PM 14,516 Views 1 Comment

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people
# Seen To Be Heard
# Seen To Be Heard

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 7,184 Views 4 Comments

The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 30 June, 2014

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money
# GET THE CASH IN
# GET THE CASH IN

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money

Jun 30th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,182 Views 12 Comments

During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?
# New Voices
# New Voices

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?

Feb 6th 2014, 12:45 PM 103 Views 94 Comments

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.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days
# Viral
# Viral

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

Feb 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 19,355 Views 186 Comments

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

# abbey-theatre - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people
# Protest
# Protest

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:28 PM 58,147 Views 198 Comments

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 9 September, 2013

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness
# RIP
# RIP

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness

Sep 9th 2013, 10:20 PM 23,747 Views 5 Comments

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.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 26 October, 2012

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
# Smoke
# Smoke

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

Oct 26th 2012, 5:04 PM 10,216 Views 16 Comments

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land

Sep 26th 2012, 12:21 PM 2,638 Views 5 Comments

The theatre – which had been considered for moves elsewhere in recent years – will now stay at its current location.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 9th 2012, 7:51 PM 2,931 Views 3 Comments

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
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery

May 9th 2012, 2:28 PM 4,648 Views 10 Comments

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.