July 17, 1951

Dublin’s Abbey Theater was destroyed by a fire on this date in 1951. The original buildings of the theater were all lost, however the Irish government helped rehouse the company at the Queen’s Theater until 1966 when the new Abbey Theater, a more contemporary theater facility, opened on the same site.

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