Firedoor Theatre

Fresh Drama in the Big Smoke

Firedoor Theatre was established in 2013 by a small gang of actors, writers, and directors looking to bring fresh and accessible theatre and workshops to Dublin City. Since then the group has morphed and grown but still sticks to this core principal.

Drama Workshops & Theatre Shows in Dublin

We run weekly acting workshops focusing on creating a fun and inclusive environment and developing a wide range of performance skills. We also run directing workshops from time to time and provide opportunities for writers to have new works read and performed.
Firedoor also works to produce a variety of shows and plays, with a particular interest in contemporary and original works.

Our weekly workshops take place every Wednesday from 7 pm to 9 pm at The Lab studios on Foley Street in Dublin. During the pandemic physical workshops have been suspended but we hope to restore them once the restrictions are lifted.

The Lab on Foley Street

Latest News

Opportunities at Firedoor - Artistic Director

Firedoor Theatre are looking for an Artistic Director to join our team. 

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Upcoming Workshops

Actors’ Studio commencing on January 17th 2023

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Uncut June 2022 Gallery

Our Uncut Photo and Video Gallery from our showcase of plays at Teachers’ Club Parnell Street Dublin.

NearFM Radio Interview

We are on air! Listen to Firedoor Committee member Marta Callava talk about how Firedoor started, the ethos of the ensemble and their yearly Uncut – a showcase of short pieces written by the members.

Click here to listen to the interview

Uncut 2022 – Back on Again

The Uncut 2022 is back on again. Join us at the Teacher’s Club from Wednesday 13th June to Saturday 16th June inclusive. Tickets available on EventBrite

Workshops at Firedoor Theatre

March Acting Workshop 2023

The weeks are flying by as we’re about to spring into Spring!

With all of that natural energy flying about, we’re running another acting studio this March, starting next week.

Firstly, these workshops will be on Tuesday and would run for 3 weeks.
March 7th, 14th, 21st

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

The cost will be €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing asap!

Further details here

Actors' Studio

January 17th 2023

The cost of the Actors’ Studio is 30 euros for Firedoor members and 40 euros for non-members. This includes up to 4 sessions (8 hours in total).

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing asap!

Actors’ Studio starting on Jan 17th – limited spaces!

Our Actors’ Studio is starting on Tuesday, January the 17th. A number of lucky participants will rehearse a cool scene through three consecutive Tuesdays, and will act it out on the last session.

The concept of the Actors’ Studio is as follows: we pair up participating actors and they pick a scene among the scenes proposed by the Firedoor facilitator. Then the actors works on that scene over the course of 3 two-hour sessions. The Actors’ Studio scenes are chosen among well-known plays and short scenes written by Firedoor members as part of our Writers Group. And if you’re taking part and there is a scene that you particularly like, you can suggest it to us.

The cost of the Actors’ Studio is 30 euros for Firedoor members and 40 euros for non-members. This includes up to 4 sessions (8 hours in total).

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing asap!


Join Brian Quinn’s Workshop commencing Monday 21st November 2022. Click for more details

Virtual Workshop

Wed 31st Aug 2022 @ 7.30pm
We will be doing a virtual playreading (on zoom) of Brian Quinns play OII. (Othello II) on the 31st August @ 7.30pm.

This is a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello with all the characterisation, heroes, villains, scheming and planning that was in the original. In this version, a theatre company is travelling and performing “Othello” and are planning a 3 month tour of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Ken never gets the best parts, Michael Cassidy has the lead part, (Othello), in the play and Ken is plotting against him and Oliver, the Artistic Director, who has the main villain (Iago), because he keeps getting overlooked . Add in Desiree (Desdemona) who may or may not be having relations with a member of the company, Roger who is in love with Desiree, Mr Barry who isn’t happy about his daughter’s possible de-flowerment, Emily, Roger and Mr Duke and a cast of thousands (theoretically) and we have everything needed* for some hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

We are looking to pre-cast some of the roles for the play reading so if you are interested please let us know and we can send you the script. Other roles will be cast on the night. If you are interested in attending and / or playing a character Please contact for more information.

Acting Workshop with Rory Dignam

Commencing: Monday 5th September 2022
Dates: September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Announcing upcoming workshops in September with Rory Dignam

Rory does loads of activities and keeps the workshops highly active and energised! 

Please contact for more information.

Acting Workshop by Peter O’Byrne

  • Block of 4 sessions
  • Starts: 10th of November & then 17th, 24th, & 1st of Dec
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter can teach us about a special challenging form of Improv: Long-form Improv!

Secure your place by emailing and let us know how you wish to pay. We will send you the bank details if requested.

Please note, it is not possible to join the course after the first workshop and if a session is missed there are no refunds. We will be following all the Covid guidelines of the location eg wearing a mask in public areas and these will be confirmed and communicated before the 1st session.

Christmas Workshop

We will be doing a Christmas Workshop.

Dublin City Centre
Duration: 2 hr
Our last workshop of the year is open to everyone! We will have fun drama games and will work on some little scenes. Come and meet us, it’s only a fiver, no strings attached. Maybe you’ll come for more in 2022 😉

Email for further info as there are limited spaces available. Thanks!