What you'll do
Get a truly behind-the-scenes perspective on the workings of the Abbey Theatre’s costume department, by coming in first thing in the morning as we’re opening up for the day ahead. We’ll have a cuppa and talk through the costume design process, and I’ll give you unique access to sketchbooks, costume-fitting pictures and the finished product. Later that evening, take a seat to enjoy a new stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel, Room, at Ireland’s national theatre.
I am Head of Costume at the Abbey Theatre since 2007, an exciting role which involves facilitating and supporting designers, directors and actors from the start of rehearsals to closing night. I also work as a freelance designer for theatre and on a diverse range of design commissions from events to merchandise. I am passionate about the collaborative art of theatre and good design.
About the organisation
The Abbey Theatre is a key cultural institution for Ireland: one that makes the nation a richer place in which to live. Internationally it is seen as one of the most significant theatres of the twentieth century.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Abbey Theatre.
Ticket to Room
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Where you'll be
From the wardrobe room, store rooms, laundry rooms to the cutting room you will get a truly behind the scenes perspective on the workings of the costume department. These locations are live working environments and not part of any other tour.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Unfortunately, the wardrobe department is not wheelchair accessible. Please note we will climb several sets of stairs. Wear comfy shoes, we will be on our feet for about an hour.
Two parts: 1) 8.30-10.30am: Exploring Costume. 2) See Room at 7.30pm. The running time of Room is 2.5 hours, including an interval.
Explore Costume and see Room
€75 / person
€75 / person