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.

Map to The Lab on Foley St

We regularly hold auditions for new members: if you’re interested, get in touch!

Latest News

Uncut June 2022 Photo Gallery

View our selection of photos from our recent Uncut Show June 2022 at the Teachers’ Club Dublin.

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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

Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops will be back very soon so please check back again!

Past Workshops include:

Christmas Acting 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!

Acting Workshop by Peter O'Byrne

Improv: Long form Improv. Peter O'Byrne is a versed practitioner of acting improv and you can find out more about Peter at www.peterobyrne.com

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

Acting Workshop by Rory Dignam

How To Improvise Round A Structure & Lead.

Recent Productions


God of Carnage

Our big show of the year took place from 23rd to 28th of August in the Smock Alley Theatre

Synopsis: When two sets of parents meet to resolve a conflict between their children, what was meant to be a civilised meeting turns into a barrage of name calling, tantrums and tears. In this hilarious comedy, gloves come off, dirty laundry is aired and grown-ups find themselves in their own playground. This hilarious play, written by Yasmina Reza, and directed by the talented Sarah Thunder and entirely produced by Firedoor Theatre.

God of Carnage Retrosprective

Our big show of 2021 was on from 23rd to 28th of August in the Smock Alley theatre.

Due to the venue social distancing measures, there were only 42 seats available each night, but we were sold out 3 nights and received great compliments from the audience. Although we didn't make a profit this time, we are extremely happy that we have been pioneers in getting back on stage right after the Covid-related restrictions had been eased.

A huge shout-out to the actors (Caroline, Keith, Terry and Alex), director Sarah Thunder and a marvellous crew (specially new-to-Firedoor Iain and Maeve) who went the extra mile to make the production a real success. We had an absolute blast, and we can't wait to repeat the experience soon!

The Cast


Meet the wonderful Firedoorians who brought the God of Carnage characters to life.

Alex McKenzie as Veronique. Alex is a long-time member with a long theatre record who wears many hats: she has written, directed and produced for Firedoor, and after a hiatus she will be back on stage. Oh, did I mention that she is also our Chairperson?

Keith Byrne as Michael. Keith has always been involved in theatre and film, and he has actually done his stints in a few award-winning movies (does "Once" ring a bell?). He is also our resident website manager.

Caroline Montgomery as Annette. Caroline joined in 2018 and this is her first gig with Firedoor. She acted in many theatre productions by different groups, such as the Taney Drama Society and her own ensemble, Black Box to Red Carpet. She also writes and sings.

Terry Kenny as Alain. Terry is Firedoor's latest acquisition. Terry began studying acting in 2017 and completed several courses at the Gaiety school of Acting. He has since been a regular member of different drama groups and he is delighted to join Firedoor for this very exciting production.