A home for the Abbey

Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 00:00

Madam, – The Rotunda (Ambassador Cinema) would seem a much better location for the Abbey Theatre than the GPO.

It is at the heart of O’Connell Street.

A great variety of shows have been produced here over many years, so the stage area could probably be altered to suit Abbey use at a moderate cost.

The many roads around the Rotunda provide an ideal opportunity to drop off patrons. There is also a multistorey car-park within 200m.

While the GPO would have to be adapted at great cost, and would never be in as good a location, the Rotunda is a ready-made theatre. – Yours, etc,

DÓNAL Ó’COLMÁIN,

Hyde Park Avenue,

Blackrock,

Co Dublin.