Drama Workshops

Acting for People in their Prime!


If you’re over 55 and in Westport, Friday morning is about to get a lot more fun!


This term, we will be piloting our brand new Acting Classes for older adults at Westport Town Hall. Supported by MSLETB Community Education Programme, Complete beginners and those who’ve been on stage before are both welcome as the course is designed to be an enjoyable, social (and socially-distanced) experience, with an emphasis on self-expression and well-being. Over 6 weeks, the basic elements of drama will be explored through fun games and exercises, with some scene work at the end of the course.


The course will take place between 11am and 1pm on Friday mornings, starting October 9th. There are limited places available and cost overall is €60. Tutor is actor/director Sarah O’Toole, who also teaches drama at NUIG and Galway Actors Workshop. 


To book your place, please call 098 28459 or email info@westporttheatre.com












Aoife Creaby – Westport Drama School

Catering for ages 5 up to 18 years

Speech and Drama classes in Westport are held every Tuesday, Wednesday during after school hours and on Saturday mornings in Westport Town Hall Theatre. Aoife Creaby (Carr) Has a High Achievers Award for performance under her belt and performed with the Gaiety School of Acting. Aoife has trained under Rowan Tolley (mime artist) who was trained by the great Marcel Marceau. Aoife also has two Speech and Drama Teaching Diplomas and regularly attends courses. The last course she attended was with the one and only, Kevin Dowset, who is the brain behind Theatre Train in London. Now with the Stanislavski method of acting firmly under her belt, Aoife has introduced this to her senior students.


The year is divided into three terms: the first term, which begins in September/October, works on skills of communication and performance. It covers, acting, mime, movement, public speaking, confidence and stage skills. We also study poetry in fun ways which will be made into performances. These poems will be performed at the end of the term which family will be able to come to see and hear.


The second term works towards a show which is open for parents and families just before Easter. Each student will put into practice everything that they have learned from the previous term and will learn to work as a group as well as individually. This gives the students the chance to show what they have been working towards all term and show off their new skills.


The last term is an exam term. The student will work on pieces which he/she will perform in front of an examiner from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. This term works on communication skills, personal ability to perform, poetry, drama, prose and mime, sight reading and more. Each student will then receive a certificate from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. Last June our students received very high results across the board with a record-breaking amount of Distinctions. Our students are brought on a innovative journey of imagination, excitement, fun, education, entertainment and self-improvement. For further details contact Aoife Creaby at aoifecasting@gmail.com

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