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 actthemaggot@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Demand is high and the next course starts January 26, 2017. Read our testimonials to help make your decision.

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.


2017 Creative Writing and Acting classes booking now!

Beginners Creative Writing – Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Rathmines, Jan 31-March 7 – €180
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Beginners Acting – Level 1 Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Temple Bar, Jan 26-March 2- €180
actthemaggot@gmail.com 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.
actthemaggot@gmail.com 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

actthemaggot@gmail.com 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!

Watch our Monologue Showcase Video now

This is how it rolls at Act The Maggot. You take a beginner’s acting class thinking how scary it is and you have a blast learning improvisation and meeting great new people. So, you decide to go to the improvers’ class and work on text and hey presto you end up on stage in front of a live audience. It is so amazing what we can do for ourselves if we take a leap of faith and just go for it. The key is “baby steps”. It is such a buzz to perform live. It is so rewarding, not to mention the fun factor.

We are so proud of our Level 2 maggots who performed last Thursday night to a full house. What a great night. Season’s Greetings all. Have a read if you want more information on next year’s beginners acting or creative writing courses. We are also offering more opportunities to perform live on stage in the Improvers class. You can buy course vouchers for friends and loved ones either. So take a look around and get in touch. Email us at actthemaggot@gmail.com to book your place.

Season’s Greetings


We are very much looking forward to watching the Improver Maggots in action tonight, Thursday, December 1, 2016. Their series of monologues kicks off at 8pm. Break a leg all. You all know where it is happening! Come in time to grab a drink before it starts. It will be followed by a few festive scoops. Happy Christmas to all the wonderful maggots who joined us this year. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017.

Express yourself in 2017

nyscribblerExpress yourself in 2017. Have an interest in characters and stories? Do people and happenings captivate you? Try a fun new writing class for a change. It’s just six weeks and will get you sorted for the year ahead. For more information, see here #NewYearNewYou! #beginnerscreativewriting