Christmas Party improvisation!

xmasIt’s that time again. Oh dear. The annual work Christmas party is looming. Do you want to show your staff some appreciation for all the hard work? Before going out for drinks or dinner, how about doing something different this year and giving everyone a really great time? Have you considered hiring Act The Maggot to run a fun introduction to improvisation session for your group? It’s lots of fun and great for boosting team morale. You know, it may even help diffuse some of those niggling tensions that have arisen over the course of the year. We can manage groups as small as eight and as large as forty or fifty! The benefits of improvisation are numerous. Among them are increased confidence, improved public speaking skills, improved listening and observation skills, gained comfort in social settings, enhanced creative thinking abilities and improved decision-making abilities. Read our testimonials here and get in touch with Amy and book your slot today: or 087 374 4926

Cancellation spots available

beginningGreetings! There are only a few spots available now on the next beginners acting class commencing this Thursday, October 20th in Temple Bar. Join us for the craic and confidence-building in a fun environment. For more information on our great class read here. Call us on 087 374 4926 or email

World Mental Health Day

wmhdAct The Maggot is delighted to have been invited to deliver a fun, active session at Gateway Mental Health Association’s celebrations today to mark World Mental Health Day. Looking forward to acting the maggot with some bona fide maggots!

Scare yourself the right way this Halloween!

scare-yourself-the-right-way-this-halloween-1Join us for a fun, social and emancipating six weeks of acting for beginners. Tap into your imagination in a way you haven’t done in years and have a blast. Learn improvisation skills and gain confidence in your own creativity. See our testimonials here. Next class commences on Thursday, October 20th until Thursday, November 24th in Temple Bar, Dublin city centre. All courses cost €180. To read more about the acting classes click here. To learn more about Mind Yourself on November 6th – a one-off introductory workshop in Mindfulness meditation for beginners, click here. For bookings call/text 087 374 4926 or

Do the meditation rock with Bob Dylan on bass!

sitAllen Ginsberg teaches meditation through song! “The trickster and teacher, Ginsberg often used humor to disarm his audience, then went in for the kill, so to speak. We may find no more pointed an example of this comedic pedagogy than his 1981 song, “Do the Meditation Rock,” recorded in 1982 as a shambling folk-rock jam above with guitarist Steven Taylor, and members of Bob Dylan’s touring band—including Dylan himself making a rare appearance on bass.” spotted on Openculture (a fantastic online treasure trove). Listen to this hilarious lesson in how to meditate by famous beat poet, Allen Ginsberg!
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If you want to demystify this mindfulness thing, join us in Rathmines on Sunday, November 6th for an introductory session in learning how to meditate.

Get offline and into your breath!

getoffPhone Aren’t you curious about this Mindfulness thing? Don’t we spend far too much time plugged in, online, on calls, sorting mails, reading texts, switching apps, then needing naps?! What if I told you – you can do all that and more and not get bogged down? Want to develop your own stress survival techniques? Come find out on Sunday afternoon, November 6th, 2016. Take some time out and explore your breath and learn some simple relaxation tools. For more information click here.

Why Act The Maggot?

CarpeThe next beginners acting class is open now for booking. It’s fun, it’s energetic and it’s social. It’ll get you through the winter. To find out more about the October 20th class starting in city centre click here. See what one maggot has to say about his experience.

“Act the maggot took me to a place I haven’t been since I was a child. A place of pure joy. You meet great people from all walks of life and form firm friendships. I got to express myself in a way that I could never do in any conventional adult learning scenario and it made me feel like I was 10 feet tall.”
– Shane Lynam, Director,

Read more testimonials here. Contact us at

Next Beginners Acting class kicks off Thursday, Oct 20th. Book now!

Hurry. Hurry. Grab your spot in this fun drama class, specially designed for beginners. Learn how to Act The Maggot with other like-minded adults! The next class is now open for booking and beginning to fill. He who hesitates is lost! Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm in Temple Bar from October 20th to November 24th, inclusive. Option to join follow-on class after this which involves a stage performance. All courses cost €180.00.
To book, call (01) 496 7021 or (087) 374 4926 or


New Monday afternoon classes Act The Maggot for Juniors launching Sept 26!

TERM 1 – September 26th to December 5th – 2016

2pm -2.45pm: Juniors (junior & senior infants) Price per term: €125.00

3pm – 4pm: Primary (1st, 2nd and 3rd class) Price per term: €150.00

4.15pm – 5.15pm: Primary 2 (5th and 6th class) Price per term: €150.00

TERM 2 – January 16th to March 13th – 2017

2pm -2.45pm: Juniors (junior & senior infants) Price per term: €125.00

3pm – 4pm: Primary (1st, 2nd and 3rd class) Price per term: €150.00

4.15pm – 5.15pm: Primary 2 (5th and 6th class) Price per term: €150.00

All classes take place in Rathmines.

Drama for confidence, creativity, and communication. Please note this is not a stage school! Emphasis is placed on fun and the personal and social development of the child.

To book contact us at or call (01) 496 7021