Theatre Skills for Business : Abbey Theatre

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Theatre Skills for Business: Abbey Theatre

Theatre Skills for Business is a training and development programme from the Abbey Theatre. We use skills from the stage to coach professionals in areas such as communication skills, storytelling for business, building more collaborative teams, and developing an authentic and dynamic leadership style.  Our workshops are highly participative and transformative. Most importantly they are practical. Each participant leaves with a toolkit of skills which they can immediately apply to their roles.

Theatre Skills for Business Open Workshops:

We deliver a series of workshops including a number of Open Workshops which run throughout the year:

Presenting with Impact: One of our most sought after workshops, Presenting with Impact focuses on three key areas - voice, breath and physicality. Participants will learn how to communicate in a more confident, engaging and impactful way. This is a full day workshop which is delivered in the Abbey Theatre.

Personal Presence and Dynamic Delivery:  This workshop explores a series of techniques which will improve the quality of the voice and give participants the skills to develop a personal speaking style which influences and inspires. Participants will learn how to build on their personal presence by exploring how they can use and own the space around them, when presenting to a variety of audience sizes. They will also learn how to adapt the projection of their voice to suit the speaking environment. This is a full day workshop and is delivered in the Abbey Theatre.

The Power of Storytelling: This workshop explores how a good story works and what it is that draws us in. In the world of business a powerful story is everything. Theatre is the home of storytelling. Participants will draw on a series of skills from the world of theatre to learn how to structure a story, how to give it meaning, context and ultimately create a story that influences, inspires and motivates customers/staff.

Theatre Skills for Business - Bespoke Workshops:

We also deliver a range of bespoke workshops for clients which are tailored to delivering learnings that meet their organisational needs. These workshops can incorporate areas covered in our open workshops as well as coaching on building more collaborative teams, developing creative thinking or developing an authentic leadership style.

One to One Coaching: We also work with individuals on a one to one basis to work on specific areas of communication skill development.


We have a proven track record in the Irish market working with a variety of organisations in a range of sectors including financial services, tech, media, law and education.  Previous clients include Irish Life, Northern Trust, IAPI, Smurfit School of Business, Accenture Interactive, Mercer and many more.


What our customers say about Theatre Skills for Business:


A very successful workshop, supporting a different, fun and powerful way of engaging staff.  The platform for pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone, giving licence to fail and generosity of idea sharing was firmly set from the beginning. Some of the ideas generated at the event have gone on to implementation with very positive outcomes.

Mairead Mulligan, Group Learning Development Manager - Bank of Ireland

I would highly recommend the course. For senior people, presenting a lot, it doesn't mean you can’t improve drastically and for juniors, it’s seriously confidence boosting. The course is for everyone and the tips and exercises easy to apply straight away. Highly recommended

Agency Account Director, participant from IAPI workshop

'I thought the course was excellent and certainly one of the best work related courses I have done (if not the best).Andrea put everyone at ease in what was a very different environment to that which I am used to. With regards to the afternoon session and presentations by each individual, she focused on very different and specific things for each person, where the impact of her voice was immediate and significant. This course was excellent.

Senior Tax Consultant, Financial Services organization.

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9.30am - 6pm