Brand New Courses for the Spring Term!

Spring Term 2017




The New Year is a great time to pick up a new hobby, try things you’ve always wanted to do or return to something you used to enjoy…Why not consider taking a drama class to brighten up these cold January days? At Galway Actors Workshop, we cater to a variety of levels, from those who’ve always wanted to “give it a try” to professional actors who would like to learn some new skills. We also have something for those with an interest in mindfulness and personal development, as well as budding playwrights and directors. All courses take place in the Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, Galway. We also offer private one to one lessons.

For more information, or to book, fill out our contact form, email or call Sarah on 087 237 3531.



Our Introduction to Acting course is on Tuesday nights,  from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This course is for beginners or those who haven’t done it in a while and are looking to get back into it in a relaxed, enjoyable way. We cover all the basics through various games, exercises and improvisations and the main focus is on developing confidence, getting comfortable performing in front of others, learning how to create characters and settings and most importantly, having fun. Starts 24th January. Runs 12 weeks. Cost is €250/225, with an early bird rate of €235/210 if you book before 16th January. This course includes a theatre visit.


The Next Stage: Developing Professional Acting Skills on Wednesday nights starting 25th January, from 6.30 to 9.30, is an intensive course which gives students an introductory experience of the key skills an actor needs to develop for a professional career. Over 12 weeks, we will work on an established text from the point of view of voice, movement, text analysis, character and ensemble. We will also have a workshop on audition skills and professional development. Some acting experience and an interest in the acting industry is required. The course ends in a showcase performance in an established Galway theatre venue where students will perform a scene and a monologue. Cost is €300/280 (student/unemployed) with an early bird rate of €280/260 if you book before 16th January. This course includes a theatre visit.


Our Play Performance course is on Monday nights from 6.30-9.30pm. This  is by application only and is for experienced students who would like to get involved in a full-length production of a play which will be shown in a Galway theatre. Please email as soon as possible, outlining your experience and the play itself will be chosen based on the core group. Starts 23rd January. Runs 12 weeks with some extra rehearsals at the end. Cost is €300/280 (student/unemployed) with an early bird rate of €280/260 if you book before 16th January.


Write A Play takes place over the course of three intensive Saturday sessions (28th January, 11th February and 11th March, 10am to 5pm) and through detailed online feedback. Workshops are a balance between theory and practice and guide students through the first draft of a play, from generating ideas and fleshing out characters, to structuring a narrative and writing dialogue. Students are left with suggestions on how to further develop the piece and find outlets for showing it. Cost is €250/225, with an early bird rate of €235/210 if you book before 20th January. This course includes a theatre visit on a weekday evening.


Our new Introduction to Directing course is on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and caters for those with some experience of drama who have an interest in directing plays or films and would like to know where to start. We deal with script choice, analysis, coming up with a concept, coming up with a director’s workbook, pitching a show, planning rehearsal and most importantly, working with actors. Starts 30th January and runs for 8 weeks. Cost is €250/225, with an early bird rate of €235/210 if you book before 25th January. This course includes a theatre visit.


On Thursday nights, from 6.30 to 8.30, we are focusing on the personal development side of things with our new course Presence and Flow: Mindfulness and Creativity through Drama. Much actor-training is to do with heightening awareness of the present moment and finding a calm centred space from which to create a spring board for your imagination. Drawing on a wide variety of acting training techniques, we will explore physical presence and mental focus as well as fun creative exercises! You do not have to have any interest in being an actor to do this course, it’s made for anyone who wants space to themselves to relax and explore their creativity. Course starts 26th January, runs for 6 weeks and costs €120/100 (student/unemployed) with an early bird rate of €110/90 if you book before 16th January.