4.15pm – 5pm : The Backstage Tour of the Abbey Theatre is an opportunity to get up-close with our history, the building, and the design and detail of the Abbey’s current productions. Discover the story and significance of Ireland’s national theatre through their portrait and artwork collection. Explore the Abbey and Peacock theatres, behind-the-scenes of the shows on stage, and the work that takes place in the backstage areas.
5pm – 6.25pm: After the tour we will have a private function in the Abbey Theatre with a beautiful selection of food and wine for the Friends to help themselves to.
6.30pm – 7.30pm: The Friends can enjoy showing of award winning play – The Long Christmas Dinner on the Peacock Stage.
Nominated for Best Production, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Lighting and Best Supporting Actress at the 2022 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, The Long Christmas Dinner returns to the Peacock stage this Christmas
A gift-wrapped seasonal gem, in this meditation on togetherness and separation, birth and death, we visit successive generations of the Bayard family at their Christmas dinner table spanning a period of 90 years.
This heart-warming family drama happens over a seamless 50 minutes.
€55 per Person – This covers tour, food, wine and play.
Places are limited so early booking advised.
PAYMENTS: Friends Co-ordinator, Michelle Considine will contact you regarding payments after you book your place.
Exclusively for RHA Friends.
The Long Christmas Dinner – credit Ros Kavanagh
Abbey Theatre tours – credit Ste Murray