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

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshop with Peter O' Byrne.
More details here

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

Previous Workshops

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 ( Will be held on Mondays, 7 PM in The Lab, 4 sessions total - starting in September: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Rory does loads of activities and keeps the workshops highly active , energised ! Please contact for more information.

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

Starting on the 6th July we're going to work on some good two-hander scenes(about 5-10 mins long) for 3 weeks.
Part of the time in class will be spent working on the scene and the rest of the time will be spent performing it in front of the rest of the class! Click here for more details.

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 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

  • 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 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

Uncut 2022

The Uncut 2022 Showcase took place at the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin1.

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