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The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1


 
 


The Theatre

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.
Two designated wheelchair spaces.

Access

  • The entrance is fully wheelchair accessible from the ground level to the foyer, auditorium.
  • Loop system available.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet.

While there are no special facilities in the auditorium, wheelchairs can be accommodated, allowing unimpeded viewing of the stage and close proximity to main exits.

History

The Irish National Theatre was founded in 1903 by W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory . With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, premises were purchased on Old Abbey Street and on December 27th 1904, the Abbey Theatre opened its doors for the first time.

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

The Peacock Theatre - no access.

The Peacock Theatre is situated under the Abbey foyer. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated in the Peacock as it is a basement theatre and has no elevators.

Contact

Address: The Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Contact Number: +353 1 8787 222
Website:
http://www.abbeytheatre.ie


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