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.

Upcoming Theatre Play: Celebration by Harold Pinter

Venue: The Pearse Centre
Date: 7th – 10th February 2024
Purchase Tickets here

The play is set in a posh restaurant with the action at two separate tables. At Table One “strategy consultants, Lambert and his brother Matt dine with their wives, Julie and her sister, Prue, celebrating the wedding anniversary of Julie and Lambert. At Table Two, a younger couple, Suki and Russell chat and squabble. The talk exposes betrayal and distorted memories in a vicious battle of wits. The managers of the restaurant Richard and Sonia, and a waiter (given to “interjecting absurdist monologues), wander into the action from time to time.

Celebration by Harold Pinter - Click to Book Online

Cast

Lambert: Paul O’ Connell
Matt: Keith Byrne
Prue: Geraldine Crowley
Julie: Stephanie Behan
Russell: Benjamin Musgrave
Manager: Úna Ní Chanainn
Sonia: Ania Kudriavtseva
Waiter: Hasan Kamal

Director: Sanja Vodovnik

Wonderfully rude, brutal, and achingly funny, this is vintage Pinter. Not one to take your maiden aunt to. Also, not suitable for a first date
– Paul Cockcroft

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. 

The Lab on Foley Street

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"Celebration" by Harold Pinter

Join us to celebrate the brilliant play Celebration by Harold Pinter.  

Upcoming Workshops

Open Workshop – Acting Essentials commencing on Monday 23rd October  2023

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Workshops at Firedoor Theatre

Workshop (Halloween Themed) October 2023


Our October workshop will be on Mondays and will run for 3 weeks. 

Dates: 9th October, 16th October & 23rd October
Time:
7:00pm – 9.00pm.
Cost: €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Further details here

Making Theatre from Scratch August 2023


Our Devising Studio June workshop will be on Tuesday and will run for 3 weeks. 

Dates: 1st August,  8th August & 15th August
Time:
7:00pm – 9.00pm.
Cost: €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Further details here

Devising Studio Workshop June 2023


Our Devising Studio June workshop will be on Tuesday and will run for 3 weeks. 

Dates: 20th June, 27th June & 4th July
Time:
7:00pm – 9.00pm.
Cost: €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Further details here

May Acting Workshop 2023


Our May workshops will be on Tuesday and will run for 3 weeks. 

Dates: 9th May, 16th May & 23rd May
Time:
7:00pm – 9.00pm.
Cost: €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Further details here

April Acting Workshop 2023

 

Our April workshops will be on Tuesday and will run for 3 weeks. 

Dates: 18th April, 25th April & 2nd May 7-Time: 7:00pm – 9.00pm.

Cost: €40  (Discounted fee of €30 for members)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your place by emailing firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Further details here

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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com 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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com 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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com asap!

Workshop

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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com 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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com 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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com 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 firedoortheatre@gmail.com for further info as there are limited spaces available. Thanks!

Celebration by Harold Pinter - Click to Book Online