Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre
Dublin, Ireland

Founded in 1903

to produce an annual programme of diverse, engaging, innovative Irish and international theatre; to attract and engage a broad range of customers and provide compelling experiences that inspire them to return, and to create a dynamic working environment which delivers world best practice across our business. In 1925, the Abbey Theatre became the first ever state-subsidised theatre in the English speaking world.

In September 2006 the Government announced that an international design competition would be held to create a new home for the Abbey, to be located on George’s Dock in Dublin. In October 2007, the jury for the competition was announced. It is anticipated that the Abbey will have moved to its new home by 2012.