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Directing Performance 18th-26th August 2020

(Maximum 10 participants).

Participants learn how to direct actors by giving them freedom within a clear structure, guiding them to create their best work.

Workshop fees
Professional 600€ (includes on-site accommodation and meals).
Early Bird (book before the 31st of May): 550€
Concessions 540€ (includes on-site accommodation and meals).
Early Bird (book before the 31st of May): 490€Concessions include: students, low income and those financially affected by COVID-19.  Please contact us to apply for concessions.
Camping option 390€ (3 places available – includes all meals).

Reserve your place with a 80€ deposit. Fill in the form to book >>>

Info on COVID-19.

This workshop is for directors, actors, drama students, drama teachers and writers who want develop their directing skills professionally for theatre or film.

You as a director will develop your own approach to creating drama or comedy, confidently guided by intuition and imagination but always within a solid structure.
This unique workshop offers a ‘hands on’ practical experience where directors get to work on set with actors and new writing.

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Read a participant’s review here!

You will learn to devise scenes and work up scripts. You will also learn how to recognise good writing and develop it (not everything is playable).

We will cover the essentials of teamwork. You will also experience what it is like to be directed.

You will fully experience the creative triangle: writing, acting and directing.

‘You have to do it, it’s brilliant, if you are interested in it at all go and do it because it is definitely worth it’ Phoebe Butcher, UK.

‘My experience has been nothing short of amazing’ Razif Hashim, Malasia.

‘I will take a lot from this workshop back to Edinburgh, and as with last year I know a lot will stay with me and help me along my journey’  Gabriel, Scotland

‘An intensive learning experience…You make The Actors Space an unforgettable journey…Thanks for making it all possible!’  Maria José , Spain

‘I have challenged myself and been rewarded with amazing performances by the tools you have guided us with…’ Alice, UK

‘…I was really afraid before coming and you’ve made things really easy. You are very inspiring people. Thank you and hope to see you soon’  Gisela, Barcelona


Directors need to create a space and inspire an atmosphere where creative risks can be taken, without fear of failure and where effort and achievement can be recognised.

What is the role of a director?
Dramatic motors / Dramatic situation
Scripts, text and subtext
The ‘game’ and the ‘gap’.
Conscious vs Unconscious – Characters motivation.
Directing the scene and the ‘unseen’.
Writing and directing writing.
Teamwork – ‘team works’!

In this workshop we cover the fundamentals of theatre and film directing.


‘What is there to say? These past three weeks have been some of the best of my life. I will cherish the memories I have of this place and apply the things I have learned for the rest of my life. And what lessons… every day of this Directing course I had breakthrough after breakthrough, revelation after revelation. I feel like I’ve completely changed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope to return someday, hopefully next year!  Liam, Ireland

‘Words fail me now, it has been for me a life changing experience, Thank you!  Adrian, Barcelona

‘Started out confused and ended up alive’  Cyan, Ireland

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