Masterclass with Owen Roe

Saturday, 13th May 2023 | 10am – 1pm

Masterclass with Owen Roe

The Gate Theatre is pleased to announce a very special Masterclass on Saturday, 13th May 2023, with award-winning actor, Owen Roe. The Masterclass will take place in the Gate Theatre’s rehearsal room from 10am – 1pm.


Qualifying criteria

The Masterclass is open to actors resident on the island of Ireland who are five years or less out of professional acting training.

Applicants must be available to attend the session in-person at the Gate Theatre on Saturday, 13th May 2023. The session will not be available remotely or digitally.

Please note that places will be strictly limited and that spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and in conjunction with the criteria.


How to apply

Please submit your latest CV and 250-300 words on why you want to attend this Masterclass to production@gate-theatre.ie; please include OWEN ROE MASTERCLASS in the subject line.

Deadline is 12pm, Friday, 5th May 2023. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. In your email, please let us know if you have any special access requirements.

Successful applicants will be contacted on Monday, 8th May 2023. Please note that the Gate Theatre’s decision on participants is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


About Owen Roe

Owen Roe is one of Ireland’s foremost film, TV and theatre actors. He was recently honoured at The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2019 with the Special Tribute Award.

He recently appeared in the role of Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Gate Theatre and reprised his award-winning performance of Claudius in the Gate Theatre production of HAMLET at St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York.

He recently appeared as Odysseus in the Rough Magic production of HECUBA at the Project Arts Centre. 

His extensive theatre credits include numerous productions for the Gate Theatre, such as Claudius in the Gate Theatre production of HAMLET, directed by Yaël Farber for which he received an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor., THE RED SHOES directed by Selina Cartmell, GREAT GATSBY directed by Alexander Wright, Brian Friel’s FAITH HEALER, as well as CATASTROPHE and FESTEN (both directed by Selina Cartmell), Mark Brokaw’s production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Hugh Leonard’s DA and  GLENGARRY GLENROSS. His work at the Abbey Theatre includes THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, directed by Ben Barnes, and the title role in KING LEAR, directed by Selina Cartmell. More recent theatre projects include the role of Boyal in MELT directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic, Boss Finley in the Old Vic Theatre’s production of  SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Marianne Elliott; and A TENDER THING, directed by Selina Cartmell at the Project Upstairs.

In 2017 Owen received a Best Actor nomination from the Irish Times Theatre Awards for his performance as André in Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER, directed by Ethan McSweeny for the Gate Theatre. 

Owen’s most recent television credits include the role of Dad in HANDY for RTE, UNDERCOVER for the BBC, the Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, and the role of Count Odo in the History Channel’s hit series VIKINGS. Other TV credits include the BBC series’ BALLYKISSANGEL and THE AMBASSADOR, RTE’s MAKING THE CUT, SINGLE HANDED, PROSPERITY, VAL FALVEY TD and also RÁSAÍ NA GALLIMHE (TG4/Great Western), Tile Films’ docudrama SAVING THE TITANIC, directed by Maurice Sweeney, Ciarán Donnelly’s TITANIC: BLOOD AND STEEL, THE ICE CREAM GIRLS, PRISONER’S WIVES (both ITV) and THE WALSHES, directed by Graham Linehan (RTÉ/BBC).


Owen is also one of Ireland’s leading voiceover artists.  He has recorded numerous radio plays for both the BBC and RTÉ, and is well-known for his turn as Inspector Rynne in the highly successful detective series BALDI for BBC Radio 4 which lasted four series.