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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 & Drama for Language Teaching, 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:

Drama Sampler - LIVE class - May 2023

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. Running for 3 classes, 7-9pm, you will have a sampling of 3 beginner/intermediate level courses. See below for details of the next Drama…

Welcome to Improvisation - SUMMER IMPROV COURSE!

This dynamic 6 week course 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 creativity and moment-to-moment awareness. It is suitable for beginners…

Adult Drama for Fun LIVE CLASS - January 2023

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 explore the foundations of he acting process in a collaborative, fun and creative environment. Some of the content will include theatre…

Adult Scene Study Performance Course

NOW OFFERING LIVE CLASSES AGAIN FOR 2023! COVID_19: Providing that the COVID-19 government regulations continue to allow us, we will proceed with our live performance classes and will have procedures in place such as small class size (10 student maximum),  ventilation, santizing, and a HEPA Air Filter in place in the working studio.  Adult Scene…

Drama for Language Teaching - on ZOOM - Level 1

Looking for creative ways to engage and inspire your language students? Join our recently updated Drama for Language Teaching course and learn how to use drama effectively to enhance student comprehension, motivation and confidence in the language classroom. The course is facilitated by Miriam Stewart: CELT trainer, English language teacher and Drama in Education practitioner.…

Learn English through Drama -LIVE course (6-week!) - Spring 2023

This 6 week 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 class there will be…

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 - LIVE and ZOOM - February 2023

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 8 STUDENT MAXIMUM FOR BEST LEARNING PRACTICE. COVID-19: LIVE classes will have COVID-19 precautions in place such as santizing, ventilation, and a HEPA Air Filter will be in the studio class.  We will be keeping a SMALL CLASS SIZE of only 8 students in order to maintain the highest standard…

Public Speaking- Live course (Saturday Intensive with Video Playback) May 27th

This is a one-day Saturday Intensive workshop designed for those who wish to improve their ability to speak for personal or professional reasons. It is suitable for marketing presentations, new chairpersons, wedding speeches, board meetings, presenting academic papers, and anyone seeking to improve their communication skills. You will learn specific preparation techniques to counter-act nervous…

Acting for Camera LIVE Class - May-July 2023

This is a 7 class course on acting for the camera for those of you with some previous acting experience either in an acting class, on stage, or on sets. We will be learning acting techniques for on-camera auditions, commercial copy, improvisation, devising, comedy and serious scripted scene work. Participants will become familiar with the…

Introduction to Screenwriting (6 week course) - LIVE course Summer 2023

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…

Advanced Adult Scene Study Hybrid Performance Course- Being Finalized Soon for 2023

Auditions being held in February 2023 by appointment for this theatre performance course fo those of you with some experience! Due to COVID-19 course changes, we have combined the Advanced Adult Scene Study with the final 3-months of our Advanced Actor Training to cover contemporary and classical performances. Course content will cover voice and body…

Improv Performance Course - Spring 2023

This is an in-depth 8 week Improv Performance course in which you will learn how to create characters and scenes spontaneously while having fun! Content includes collaborative theatre games, physicality and character work, devising scripts, and a variety of other techniques. It requires a commitment to attend all classes and the production schedule below. This…

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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
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