Abbey Theatre


1h 14min
As Ireland’s national theatre, it is the Abbey Theatre’s ambition to enrich the cultural lives of everyone with a curiosity for and interest in Irish theatre, stories, artists and culture. Ever wondered exactly what is involved in creating a theatre production? Or what happens behind-the-scenes while you are watching a performance? This is your chance to step on stage and see your national theatre in a new light. Explore the building, the artwork, and the current shows, as our guides pull back the curtain to bring the history and the heart of the Abbey to life. Our tours are scheduled to match the performance dates of productions so our tour changes all the time. Tours last for approximately 60-75 minutes and start from the Abbey foyer.

Prices from

  • Child Free Ticket (0-5) : €0
  • Adult (18-66) : €18
  • Senior : €16
  • Student : €16

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed


  • Arts & Culture
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
  • Solo Visitors
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Retail On Site
  • Wifi
  • Food On Site
  • Toilets
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Guided Tours
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Paid Visit
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Friends
Fully guided tour through the Abbey Theatre building with an expert guide.
Plus 14 days in advance of booked date: full refund offered
Within 14 days: credit on account offered
Within 24 hours: full payment applies
Learn about the Abbey’s role and connection with the Irish independence movement. Enjoy the extensive portrait collection, highlighting key figures from the Irish Literary Revival and from the Abbey’s history. Walk the dressing room corridors, before dropping into Hair and Make Up to see where performers prepare and how stage wigs are made. Sit in the centre of the Abbey auditorium, taking in the beautiful space and technical features. And then step onto the Abbey Theatre stage to see things from the actors point-of-view. On stage, discover the stories behind the design, costumes and props for the current production - up close and in detail.

Contact details

  • 26 Lower Abbey Street
  • Dublin 1
  • D01K0F1
  • Dublin
  • Ireland
  • D01K0F1