Abbey Theatre presents The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange’s much loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre.

Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight.


An instant hit when it first opened in 2004, this hugely entertaining and anarchic production is a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong….




‘Awesome perfection… funny, clever, strange and thoughtful’ The Irish Times

‘A tour de force of theatrical vision’ Sunday Independent

★★★★ ‘An absolute delight… A triumph of innovation’ The Sunday Business Post

★★★★ ‘Gleeful… Michael West’s script brilliant mixes fact and fiction, poetry and politics’ The Guardian