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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)

c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin D02K037, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D02K037


The Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school  (formerly Abbey School of Drama), is an independent studio providing part-time courses for all levels of adult and youth students from Drama Sampler, Adult Drama for Fun, Improvistion, and Public Speaking for Non-Actors, Customized Corporate Training, Learn English Through Drama, Screenwriting, Acting for Camera and the advanced performance course options including the 6-Month Part-Time Actor Training course.

Flying Turtle Productions acting / drama school features an international team of specialized instructors, all with extensive cross-over experience in teaching, acting, directing, writing and producing. The organisation was established in 2003 by Kathleen Warner Yeates; it engages the skills of performing artists directors and writers for the purpose of courses, tuition and training in the performing arts, acting, drama, theatrical and film production, corporate training, wellness and sharing methodologies.

Flying Turtle Productions has recently re-located to the Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2  See our website at:

Advanced Acting Training (6 Months PartTime)

NEXT DATES TO BE FINALIZED FOR 2022 The Advanced 6-Month Actor Training course is the most comprehensive advanced performance course that we currently offer, and is for the experienced advanced student by audition/interviews by appointment. The next course option will run in January 14th – June  24th, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm with a “Midterm” performance on March 2020, at the Pearse Centre…

Drama Sampler on ZOOM - Spring Winter 2021

Our Drama Sampler is the perfect way to “dip your toe in the water” and sample a few courses in a supportive environment, to see if a longer class is for you. See below for details of next course! Based on over a year of us working on creative projects on ZOOM (feature films, new…

Welcome to Improvisation - APRIL IMPROV!

This dynamic 4 week course will be delivered interactively on ZOOM (see below), and covers the basics of improvisation including collaborative theatre games, status, character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. We will practice voice and body work, and exercises that connect imagination to action and free the intuitive subconscious to increase…

Adult Drama for Fun on ZOOM

If you have ever thought of trying some acting, or want an opportunity to have some creative play-time in your schedule, then Adult Drama for Fun is the course for you! This  course will include theatre games and the basics of acting techniques including voice and body work, improvisation, and some script work. Each term…

Learn English through Drama on ZOOM (8-week!) - March

This 8 week Learn English through Drama course focuses on developing confident, creative communication skills through improvisation, scene study, storytelling and pronunciation work. Develop your speaking skills and rediscover the physical and emotional side of language in a fun, relaxed environment supported by our drama instructor and English language teacher Miriam Stewart. In our final…

Customized Corporate Training

We have developed specific group courses as well as one-to-one Private Tuition, custom-designed to focus on your most important needs. Our skills, developed through years of performing, directing and writing, give us a keen insight on how to improve presentation skills, build team creativity, maximize your impact, and command a room. We can come to you or…

Public Speaking (Saturday Intensive) TBD

NEXT OPTION FOR LIVE CLASSES LATE 2021 – SEE OUR ZOOM 5- WEEK PUBLIC SPEAKING OPTION This is a one-day Saturday Intensive workshop designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons.  You will learn specific preparation techniques to counter-act nervous tension, develop more complete vocal connection, and…

Public Speaking on ZOOM

Sharing your ideas with others can be challenging for some people. Even those with experience may seek to improve the quality of their content for maximum impact, or to manage nervous tension. Whether it is for a work presentation, a sales pitch, a job interview, a wedding speech, an academic paper or for personal development…

Acting for ZOOM Camera

ABOUT ZOOM… This past year I have spent a LOT of time creating projects on ZOOM  working collaboratively with actors, directors and writers in locations all over the world to create new characters for films and plays for ZOOM. (TransAtlantic Tales with AboutFACE Theatre / Origin Theatre Festival, a feature film called Bluefish with Stacey Keech…

Introduction to Screenwriting (6 week course) - May 2021 on ZOOM

A screenplay is a collection of scenes, laid out like beads on a necklace. Most screenwriting courses focus front and centre on the big picture, on the hero’s journey, on story and plot structure. This is putting the cart before the horse. In this 6-week course we set out to create unpredictable characters… then put…

Screenwriting - Experienced Level (on ZOOM)

This course is for those who have taken the “Intro to Screenwriting” 6-week course with us, or those who have some previous experience writing screenplays. A three page screenwriting sample will be required for all applicants. This 10-week course aims to have you finish the first 60 pages of a full length feature screenplay. From…

Advanced Adult Scene Study (12-week Performance Course)

Course content will cover voice and body work, improvisation and intensive scene work culminating in a performance. The final week of class is two presentation nights in June 2020 in the New Theatre in Temple Bar. The presentation evening consists of prepared 5-10 minute scenes from published plays and an improvisation series. Due to the…

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Flying Turtle Productions (Formerly the Abbey School of Drama)
c/o Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin D02K037, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland