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Dublin: Abbey Theatre Guided Backstage Tour

Activity provider: Abbey Theatre

Dublin: Abbey Theatre Guided Backstage Tour

Activity provider: Abbey Theatre

From US$ 12.67 per person

Learn about Ireland’s 20th century theater history on this backstage ticket to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Stand on the stage and get behind-the-scenes access to areas like costume and makeup.

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Duration 1 hour
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the magic of the stage from the actor’s point of view
  • Discover the Abbey's connection to famous figures like W.B. Yeats
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to areas like costume, makeup, and props
  • Learn about the Abbey Theater's history through items from the archive
  • Connect with the current play being put on as you see the set designs
Full description

Pull back the curtain with this backstage ticket to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Let your guide bring history to life. Explore this theater that is closely associated with some of Ireland’s most famous authors like William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, Seán O'Casey and John Millington Synge.

Meet your guide and begin your Abbey in the foyer. Admire the features in this theater which was established in 1904 as the first State-sponsored theatre in the English-speaking world. Uncover the secrets of the iconic part of Irish cultural heritage. 

 Explore exactly how a show is created. Get up close to the set, designs, costumes, and props of the current production. Discover the history and significance of the Abbey Theatre. 

Watch as you guide brings the plays, people, and politics of the Abbey's history to life with access to selected items from the theater's archives. Feel like an actor as you step out onto the stage. 

  • Guide
  • Abbey Theatre backstage access
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Tours last for approximately 60-75 minutes and start from the Abbey foyer. Guests should make their way to the theater entrance.

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  • This tour crosses multiple levels and involves stairs
Customer reviews

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James was a great guide, he and Sean both had great insights. This tour is really worth taking the time for.

March 10, 2022

Really wonderful tour, with a guide whose passion for the Abbey came through the whole time. I really recommend this tour. You’ll walk away with a unique sense of a distinct part of Irish history and culture.

May 11, 2022

Product ID: 413652