Abbey Theatre 26 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 Abbey Theatre is renowned as the new National Theatre of Ireland as the original building, built in 1903, was damaged by a fire in 1951 and so it was rebuilt in Abbey Street near the River Liffey. Today, the theatre hosts the latest shows as well as productions by Irish artists, as it was built to promote new Irish plays and to host performances for touring theatre companies. There are two main theatres in the National Theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre and the Peacock Theatre. Other theatres in Dublin are the Gate Theatre which hosts contemporary and classical Irish performances, and the Gaiety Theatre which usually hosts Irish productions. If you would like to see modern dance in Dublin, you should go to the Project Arts Centre, or if you fancy a comedy or drama you should go to the Olympia Theatre. The biggest theatre in Dublin is The Point Theatre which can host 8,500 spectators. Dublin Guide Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.