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The Independent Theatre Workshop

The Independent Theatre Workshop  offers classes to students aged 3 and upwards in all areas of the Performing Arts including Acting, Singing, Speech & Drama, Youth Theatre, Musical Theatre and Dance (Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet). Examination preparation classes are also available with students taking Speech & Drama and Singing exams with Leinster School of Music and  Drama and The Irish Board of Speech & Drama as well as other examining bodies.

Established by Gillian Oman in 1993 The Independent Theatre Workshop has become one of the most successful and progressive drama schools in Dublin. We take enrolments throughout the academic year and new students of all ages and abilities are always welcome!

Our purpose built premises in Clonskeagh, just past Ranelagh village, have state of the art studios and plans for expansion into a larger space shortly with the addition of The ITW Academy of Performing Arts. Our school in Drumcondra is located in the fabulous creative space that is The Art & Business Campus at 40 Lr Drumcondra Rd.

With over 22 years experience in teaching, our primary objective is to build confidence and creativity and to provide a social forum for our students to make friends for life. Our students build vocabulary, imagination, confidence and co-ordination in creative drama and lively dance classes.

Our teaching staff are experienced and motivated and are chosen for their ability to bring out the best in our students with a real interest in each and every child’s development.
Many of our students go on to study the performing arts at 3rd level, including the prestigious Lir at Trinity College Dublin as well as in international institutions including LAMDA, CPA, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts in Boston, The Royal Scottish Conservatoire and various Irish colleges.

For our students who have chosen to pursue acting as a career many have been very successful including Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones) David Crowley (Red Rock) George MacMahon (Fair City) Ryan Andrews (Fair City) stand up comedian Al Porter (star of Olympia Pantos) Jordan Brown (Dani’s Castle) and many more. Upon registering with us, all students are represented by ITW Management and may get the opportunity to appear in film, television, theatre as well as commercials.

ITW Management has a high profile both in Ireland and the UK resulting in our students having appeared in almost every major theatre production & film made here in the last 22 years.

If you are not in a position to attend in person we are delighted to also offer private Speech & Drama/Solo Acting Classes and Singing Classes over ZOOM. If you don’t live close by or are remaining At home for the coming weeks - Do Get In Touch! Our Zoom Classes were a great success during lockdown and we have lots of plans to continue the good work going forward.

For further information and complete listings ring: 01 260 0831 / 01 2196842 or write to

The Independent Theatre Workshop