Last-minute Maggots apply here!

So we are almost ready for lift off with the 2017 maggot machine and we are excited about the numbers and variety of people signing up so far. There are a few remaining places on next Thursday’s Beginner’s Acting class and the following Tuesday’s Creative Writing class. Read up on us and take a look at the testimonials to inform your choice. Each course is six weeks only and costs €180. Send us a mail to if you want to hop aboard.

Have fun tackling your fear of Public Speaking

BEGINNERSDid you know that the average person ranks fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death?! This fear could be hurting your personal and professional life. So many people share this fear and the only way to get over it is to face it. The real learning and growth occurs when we are outside our comfort zone. It can be tackled in a fun, frivolous and social way. Join the beginner’s acting class and get up there with everyone else, have lots of fun and meet like-minded people. If you want to know more about what happens in a typical acting class Beginner’s Acting Class. Be sure to email us at to reserve your spot. Demand is high and the next course starts January 26, 2017. Read our testimonials to help make your decision.

Five good reasons to take Creative Writing with Act The Maggot

quote1-w1. You will be exposed to lots of different styles and will write a lot but the emphasis will be on having a fun, relaxed time.
2. You will increase your vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
3. You will increase your self-confidence through sheer productivity and by learning to give and receive constructive feedback.
4. You will meet like-minded creatures and may even form lasting friendships.
5. You will widen your social network. Never underestimate people power and knowledge-pooling. You may help one another with current jobs or be of assistance in finding new opportunities.

Read more about our next beginner’s creative writing class starting on Jan 31.

Drop us a line, if you want to sign up.

Five reasons to take Act The Maggot’s beginner class

IMG_28011. Learn to communicate more effectively.
2. Become more confident in your body.
3. Make new friends in a fun, dynamic environment.
4. Learn that it’s ok to make mistakes. They are often the best fun!
5. Relieve stress and tension through creative expression.

Read more about our next Beginner’s Acting class and sign up. Email today if you want to book a place for the January 26 class.

Writing Tip for the day!

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write”. – Somerset Maugham

We like this quote from novelist Somerset Maugham. It’s true. It’s all about story and character. For those starting out, we often say, if you can talk, then you can write. It’s a simple as that and the quote underneath is particularly poignant when it comes to writing. quote4-w

Consider Joining our next beginners’ creative writing class. Fancy embarking on a new, fun hobby this winter. It’s laid back and it’s a lot of fun. You will get to write in every class and read out what you have written if you want. Come on, let’s get those creative juices flowing. You’ve tonnes of things you want to put into words right? Let 2017 be your year.

New Year, New You!

Yes indeed. Only a few days now before another new year dawns. What are your resolutions for 2017? Have you often thought about trying an acting class? Would you like to try creative writing? Want to go on stage? Did you know that tapping into your creativity will improve your mood and your productivity? So many Act The Maggot students say they can see the difference in how they approach their work and their personal lives during and after the beginner’s acting class. In just six short weeks, you can build confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun to kick off 2017. Try it. Go on, surprise yourself! to book your spot.
Read more about the Beginner’s Acting class in Temple Bar (six Thursdays) starting January 26th.
Read more about the Beginner’s Creative Writing class in Rathmines (six Tuesdays) starting January 31st.
Read more about the Improver’s Acting class (Level 2) in Rathmines (six Tuesdays) starting January 24th.

Read our testimonials

Level 2 – Life Is A Stage!!!

IMPROVERS CLASS - bring TEXT TO LIFEHello all! The next Improver’s Acting Class – Level 2 – will be on Tuesday nights in Rathmines. It starts Tuesday, January 24th and concludes with live stage performance of your monologue. Please read here for more details and email to reserve your place. The Level 3 class will commence in March.

2017 Creative Writing and Acting classes booking now!

Beginners Creative Writing – Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Rathmines, Jan 31-March 7 – €180 for queries and bookingquote3-w
Beginners Acting – Level 1 Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Temple Bar, Jan 26-March 2- €180 for queries and booking
ComfortImprovers Acting – Level 2 Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Rathmines, Jan 24 – Feb 28- €180
There will be a Monologue Showcase to live audience. for queries and bookingimg_2803.jpgIntermediate Acting – Level 3 – Thursdays, 7.30pm-10pm.
Venue and dates not confirmed – €200
Scene study. There will be a Duologue Showcase to live audience. This class will commence at the end of Marchboom for queries and booking


Confidence to write

quote4-wI am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. And I don’t mean lying back on the couch, just poring over Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook and liking and sharing quotes about positive living. You’ve got to clarify what you want to do. Then you’ve got to take small steps to achieve your goals. Now, when it comes to creative writing, I really believe that if you can talk, you can write. To become a writer, you must simply write. And you simply must read. Enjoy the journey. It can be frustrating but oh so enriching and rewarding too.

Catch Murder of Crows at Theatre Upstairs

moc_flyer_back_draft_02Fancy a great night out with your pals this festive season? How about an hour of scintillating new writing for the stage? Get yourself down to see Murder of Crows before it closes. It runs at lunch time and evenings until Decemebr 17. More exciting new writing from Theatre Upstairs, located over Lanigan’s Pub on Eden Quay.

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For details on times and dates and to book online, take a look around the Theatre Upstairs’ cool website. Season’s Greeting, Maggots!