Communication Skills 

Facilitators Phil Kingston and Andrea Ainsworth © Ros Kavanagh

Taking techniques from the stage, Theatre Skills for Business workshops will help you and your organisation develop a more confident and dynamic communication style in both meetings and presentations.

Our facilitators draw on over 20 years of theatre experience to coach business professionals to become stronger communicators, team players and leaders.

The day-long workshops take place on our iconic Abbey Stage. We have trained professionals from KPMG, Google and Mercer.

We run open workshops once a month and can tailor a bespoke workshop to suit your needs. We also offer one-to-one training.

Tune in to this clip from The Business Show on RTÉ Radio to learn how Theatre Skills for Business can make you a more dynamic communicator.

The Persuaders podcast, Phil Kingston speaks about how our Collaborate and Innovate workshops build  creative and adaptable teams.


Open Workshops 

Our workshops are designed for people of all experience levels, and you can attend as an individual or with a group.

We offer four distinct workshops:

  • Presenting with Impact – learn to present in a more dynamic and engaging way.
    This is ideal for people who have some presenting experience but would like to speak with greater confidence and impact.
  • Collaborate and Innovate – foster team work and creative thinking within your organisation.
    This is suited for organisations who want to break down silos, promote creativity and build more agile teams.
  • Developing Personal Presence – increase your ease and authority with an audience.
    This will give you the skills to communicate with greater influence and authenticity.
  • Dynamic Leadership – adopt a confident and inspirational leadership style.
    This will benefit those new to leadership roles and those entering a leadership role with a new team.

We run open workshops once a month.

Bespoke Workshops 

You may have specific skills that you would like to develop.

We are happy to work in partnership with you to adapt our workshops, to meet your specific needs. We can coach you to get the best results within your company culture.

We have created transformative learning experiences for a variety of clients including IKEA, Irish Life and Northern Trust.

Workshop Dates 

  • Presenting with Impact: Wednesday 13 December

For more information, please contact


IKEA, Louise Edwards
The coaches at the Abbey Theatre listened to our brief and delivered an amazing day for us.  My team were nervous, but the coaches put them at ease, whilst still challenging them. The workshops were fun, and I have to say the team bonding through the day has brought the team closer and more able to support each other. The feedback from my team was amazing, they could not believe they acted on a stage!

Accenture, Bethany Cullen
Marie and Andrea were a dream to work with. They had a clear vision coming in based on our brief. We had a group of very shy individuals, but Andrea was a superstar in getting them to understand the power of storytelling. All of her pointers and coaching really hit home with the team because during the team’s final telling of their story during the main event, they were superstars! Thank you for helping us!