Grand Stretch is an improvisation-based arts company founded by Darren Yorke.

Whether we're providing life-long learning experiences in our workshops or we're making meaningful, truthful (albeit fleeting) things happen in production, our year-round ambition is to put the Grand Stretch in everyone's evenings - and mornings - and noons - and late nights. (We're always at it, really.) It's all to play for!

What goes on, generally

ABOUT US

You must have so many questions! 

Questions like 'What is a "Grand Stretch"?' and "Who is this chap with the terrible hair-cut?


Now, you won't find the answers to such questions here, but don't give up hope! This is only the 'landing page', as they call it in the biz. There's a whole website to explore...

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WORKSHOPS

'All the world's a stage, and most of us are desperately under-rehearsed.' 

- Seán O'Casey


With that in mind, Grand Stretch offers improvisation-based Education Programmes, Training Opportunities and Outreach Initiatives and programmes for all ages and abilities.

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PRODUCTION

'Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!' - Dr Seuss


We're all about making meaningful, truthful (albeit fleeting) things happen, and when it comes to production it's literally all to play for! Exciting things this way come in 2019...

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What's going on now

Winter Highlights, 2018-19

MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2018

The IMPROV Mind-Set | Refresher (invite only)

6pm - 9pm

Fringe Lab, Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2018

The IMPROV Mind-Set | Refresher (invite only)

Get your creative juices back in flow with this complimentary year-end refresher. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for playing with us in 2018. 


PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is limited to players who have fully completed The IMPROV Mind-Set this year.

6pm - 9pm

Fringe Lab, Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018

The GRAND JAM | Special Event (invite only)

10am - 6pm

The LAB on Foley st, Dublin 1

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SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018

The GRAND JAM | Special Event (invite only)

Would you believe that by mid-December Grand Stretch trained 50+ players in our unique approach to making things happen? Well, it's true! And it's high-time we got the gang together for day of play!


PLEASE NOTE: The GRAND JAM is an exclusive training and performance opportunity for players who have participated in The IMPROV Mind-Set and The WEEKEND WORKSHOP this year

10am - 6pm

The LAB on Foley st, Dublin 1

Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th January, 2019

The IMPROV Tool-Kit: Pilot Performer Training Project | WEEK ONE (invite only)

10am - 6pm

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Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th January, 2019

The IMPROV Tool-Kit: Pilot Performer Training Project | WEEK ONE (invite only)

Developing and fine-tuning workshops in The IMPROV Tool-Kit to be regularly delivered from February 2019

10am - 6pm

MONDAY 14TH - THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY, 2019

The IMPROV Play-Book: Pilot Performer Training Project | WEEK TWO (invite only)

10am - 6pm

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MONDAY 14TH - THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY, 2019

The IMPROV Play-Book: Pilot Performer Training Project | WEEK TWO (invite only)

Developing and fine-tuning workshops in The Grand Stretch Play-Book to be regularly delivered from February 2019

10am - 6pm

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