Gift idea! Buy someone an acting class or a creative writing course!

VoucherNow you can spread the joy and buy an Act The Maggot gift voucher for a friend or loved one. Go on, present them with a golden opportunity to release their own inner maggot! Contact Amy on 087 374 4926 or at to discuss your gift plan and to decide which is best – a beginners’ acting class, a beginners’ creative writing class or an introduction to mindfulness.

Try our Summer Acting Class!

BEGINNERSC’mon, folks! You better book fast. Places are quickly disappearing on the new Summertime Act The Maggot class!
For more information on this fun acting class have a read of this and like our Facebook page to get updates. Call us at 01 4967021 or 087 374 4926 or to book your place. Our six-week classes cost €180.

June 23 Beginners Acting booking now

BEGINNERSNot sure what you want to do this summer? Why not try our fun, Beginners Acting for Adults located in Dublin city centre, in the heart of Temple Bar. We are taking bookings now. Limited spaces available.
Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm – June 23rd to July 28th, 2016
Runs for 6 weeks at Temple Bar Gallery – All courses cost €180.
To book, call 087 374 4926 or

Funny story on Creative Writing

Tapping into one’s creativity, revealing oneself through stories and writing exercises with a group of like-minded aspiring writers can be a lot of fun but it also has its challenges.

For all of you who know what it is like to be part of a creative writing group or are about to learn, this short story by Lucas Gardner published in The New Yorker is hilarious.

Join us next week in Rathmines for a fun, creative writing class. There are still some places left. It starts Tuesday, May 10th and runs for six weeks. 7.30-9.30pm – €180 per course. To book your place, call 087 374 4926 or

Creative Writing Testimonial

Amy is an inspiration! I took part in her Act the Maggot class and
creative writing class 3 years ago. What a fabulous opportunity to reach your inner creativity, in a safe, nurturing environment. Loved every minute of it. 
Liz Price

Thanks for that Liz. It’s not me, it’s you! If you are reading this and thinking about jumping off the cliff and writing on your way down why not give me a call or a text 0873744926 or

Our next creative writing class starts Tuesday, May 10 for 6 weeks in Rathmines (7.30-9.30pm) €180 per course.

Another Beginners Acting Class done and dusted!

IMG_2802Yes, indeed, another crop of maggots finished up last night and, as usual, they surprised and entertained with great material and performances, not to mention the really way-out, hilarious improvisations they did – taking it to a whole new level! Well done. You should all be so happy and proud of yourselves. If you want, click here for information on upcoming courses.

Read our recent testimonials

“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.”

“Act The Maggot has been a fantastic and worthwhile experience. Highly recommended.”

“I felt alive and it carried me through the following mundane days at work. I imagine it’s what Clark Kent felt while working for the newspaper. Outside he had to be boring but inside he was superman. That’s how Amy’s class made me feel.”

Wow. The feedback has been great from our recent Improver’s Course. See more testimonials here.

New mindfulness workshop, Saturday, May 28, 2016

CarpeWe are delighted to announce a new date for our MIND YOURSELF workshop.
It will take place on Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm – 5pm at Parker Hill, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
Click here, for more information.