Fine performance as Abbey Box office receipts rise by 20%

The Abbey’s annual funding has decreased from €10 million in 2008 to €5.8 million in 2016

1st October, 2017
Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s recent production of Waiting For Godot at the Abbey Theatre Picture: Matthew Thompson

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin increased its box office performance by 20 per cent last year, earning €2.4 million from the sale of 126,215 tickets. This was an increase in box office income of €1.9 million in 2015, and some 93,147 tickets sales, marking a 20 per cent increase in attendance, according to its annual report.

The Abbey’s annual funding has decreased from €10 million in 2008 to €5.8 million in 2016. It was set to increase to €6.17 million...

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