Category Archives: Specialised Workshop

Workshop – Guest facilitator: Ciaran McMahon

Lads, 2020 is nearlyyyyy over, so let’s leave it laughing as much as possible shall we? weeks workshop is a very very special one……


On Tuesday, December 8th, we bring to you a very special guest facilitator: Ciarán McMahon. 

Ciaran has been running gigs, performing and hosting Improv and Stand Up Comedy for over 20 years. He has been teaching workshops in Prague, Germany and Ireland, for over 10 years.

This 2,5 hour once-off workshop will help you revitalise your stage persona and break out of your comfort zone by trying something different. You shall be peppered with little challenges that get you familiar with what you need to know, have ready and be prepared to deliver a good set. Use your experience and apply it to discover a new approach and style for an unscripted live comedy performance. Scary? Good! That’s where the fun starts.

For more information and to sign up for this workshop, please contact us at

There is only a limited number of spots available for this workshop.
All participants will be chosen by a random draw and payment of €10.00 is required (if successful). 

To participate in the draw:
Sign up through before December 1st.

If you have been successful in your draw, payment needs to be made in full before December 3rd, to secure your spot.

We are SO excited to bring Ciaran to No Drama Theatre, and even more excited to bring ALL THE CRACK 🙌🙌🙌🙌


Workshop – 26/03/2019

To conclude our theme of the month ‘Stage and Audition Skills’, No Drama Theatre are proud to welcome Rory Hughes as our guest facilitator.

This is a workshop not to be missed as Rory will be working with us on confidence, how to present yourself at auditions, getting into character, and general theatre tips; a full ‘how to’ toolkit for your journey into theatre.

Rory has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and currently teaches at the Phoenix Performing Arts College and AMTA Belfast.

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | CBS Synge Street

€10 per workshop | €25 for the month | Free if it’s your first No Drama workshop


After his last workshop being such a big success, and to conclude our block: Scene Creation, Jay Cosgrave is returning to Synge Street CBS to teach us the basics of stage combat!

Stage combat is a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performer. Teaching us the ropes, Jay will educate us in how to throw safe punches, kick one in the vital parts and stage a believable fight. All for our viewing pleasure.

For all of us to enjoy this workshop in a safe manner, it is of utmost importance you arrive at the school on time and don’t miss the health and safety briefing.

Wear comfortable clothing that won’t prevent you from moving around and attacking your enemies!

Door 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm (Sharp) | Synge Street CBS.


The last two workshops of the month will not be held in the school. “But what am I going to be doing that day” we hear you cry. Well do not fret, for our most dedicated members, we have an excellent chance to give back to the group!

Tuesday 22nd of May, we are bringing you a very special seminar on facilitating workshops! How do you translate your idea into a workshop? How do you reach the goal of your workshop? What is a goal? What is a good warm-up? A warm-up?! How do I motivate the participants? What if I don’t like my participants?
We will guide you through all aspects of putting on a workshop on a theme of your choosing, from the initial planning stages right through to rounding everyone into an acting circle in a prompt fashion!


As a way to give back to those who are so willing to give back to No Drama Theatre, we will be treating all attendees of the facilitator’s workshop**, who commit to doing a workshop, a free ticket to Pan Pan Theatre’s production of “The Rehearsal Playing The Dane” on Saturday the 26th of May!

Interested? Sign up with our Head of Education:

22nd May | Location TBC | 7 pm **Sign up required**

Facilitator’s Workshop

Ever dreamed of joining No Drama’s elite ranks of sexy workshop facilitators? Well here is your chance!

The 24th of June (Saturday) will see HKU’s finest, Evelien Hofhuis and Kiefer Brink guide us through a workshop designed to get your ready to lead your very own class! It will also be a great opportunity for current facilitators to get professional input on their craft.

For more details please email contact at nodramatheatre dot com or speak to anyone with a noticeably Dutch accent in the workshop.

Facilitator’s Workshop

The Facilitator’s Workshop is designed to coach and train new No Drama Facilitators. Since running the first workshop of this kind last April, we’ve been able to run two workshops each week with different facilitator’s and varied themes.

Fancy giving it a shot?
The next workshop will take place on Sunday 11th October at 3.30 in CBS Synge Street. And don’t get your nickers in a twist about being a ‘newbie’, all are welcome.

Places are limited so email… like it was yesterday, i.e. GO! GO! GO!

Theatre Lovett

Couple of announcements to kick off the final month of this term with a bang!

UPDATE: The Playground Showcase has been postponed until January.

A picture speaks a thousand words so..

December Agender

That’s right a Jam Packed few days of No Drama
14th is the Shindig,
15th is the Playground performance, POSTPONED until January.
16th is a special workshop. Louis from the fabulous will be running a workshop for us entitled “Playing for your audience”
their blurb below
Playing for your audience

This workshop will run from 7pm sharp through to 10pm and places are limited. If you are interested in taking part (and know you can make it) send an email with the subject ‘Lovett workshop’ to

For all those who don’t make the Lovett workshop, don’t worry, there will be a second workshop running in parallel.


Speech and Drama Course postponed. Start date is now Monday April 11th.

To the people who signed up for this, our dearest tutor is poorly and unable to start the course tonight. apologies for any inconvenience. However, for those of you who thought you missed the boat on this super course, well you have one more week to drop anchor and email Sheila at for more details and a course schedule.

Speech and drama skills foundation course – 10wks starting Monday April 11th.

Fancy a challenge?
Want to push yourself that extra half inch in theatre?
……then Darragh Beirne’s Speech & Drama Skills Foundation Course is just what you’re looking for…….

The Speech & Drama Skills Foundation Course is carried out in a fixed group workshop environment with the overall objective of equipping members with an increased knowledge and understanding of theatre skills, both practical and physical, while encouraging exploration & imagination.
The course includes an introduction to Stagecraft & Acting Methods. It will run at a high pace and will require full attendance to all classes, as well as focus & participation from the start. This course is suited towards those who are looking to improve on their current skill sets achieved through regular workshop attendance, rather than those looking for confidence on stage and new to drama.
All participants will be assessed on completion of the course. It is envisaged participants will have achieved a higher understanding of theatre and stage theory and practice through a structured methodology equipping them with skills to further their hobby or career paths” (Darragh Beirne).
Booking must be made in advance by Sunday April 10th to as the course will not take place if numbers are too low. Members can not join after the due date if the course goes ahead.
Payment can be made to Sheila on or before the first workshop. The cost is €50 for the 10 week course on top of membership. Please note that this is an extremely low cost for a course of this quality. The course takes place from April 11th to July 4th. Workshops will not run on bank holidays or over Easter. One workshop will take place on a Saturday afternoon. Date to be confirmed.
The course is run by Darragh Beirne. Darragh is a past member of No Drama Theatre and holds Level 3 Graded Examination in Speech & Drama with RIAM & LCM, DipLCM, ALCM in performance and teaching