Friends Events

Friends will be notified in advance of all upcoming events.

Friends Night

For one selected performance during the festival, Friends come together to see a show and enjoy a post-show wine reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with other Friends, festival staff and volunteers and, if possible, the cast and creatives of the show.

Friends Outings

Becoming a Friend of the Festival means much more than just 18 days of theatre in autumn. Friends enjoy year-round benefits, including exclusive events, talks, and scheduled theatre outings each season to the most talked-about productions in Irish theatre. Stay connected for news of our next outing.

Upcoming Friends Outings

Christmas Outing - Drama at Inish

10 Dec, 7.30pm
Tickets now available for Friends of the festival only.

This new production takes this brilliant farce by renowned Cork playwright, Lennox Robinson, into 1960s Ireland, and features a superb cast of Ireland’s best-loved actors.

Inish is a small seaside town in Ireland. It has never been on the map, but it has been making headlines lately, for all the wrong reasons. Could the performances of the newly arrived De la Mare Repertory Theatre Company really be the cause of the town’s strange behaviour?

Drama at Inish is a much-loved favourite from the Irish canon and was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933.

Director Cal McCrystal, the acclaimed Comedy Director of One Man, Two Guvnors, brings his unique style to the Abbey Stage for the first time, where he is joined by some of Ireland’s leading theatre designers.

Please Note: Drama at Inish is a comedy, but it also contains references to marital strife, domestic violence, and suicide. Audience discretion is advised.

To book tickets:

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Call: 01 673 0621

Outing details:

Date :
10 Dec

Venue: Abbey Theatre (Abbey Stage)

Time: Performance starts at 7.30pm, please arrive early to pick up your tickets

Run time: 2.5 hrs including interval