The Lir was conceived as a cultural hub of its own with a diverse range of students on a variety of courses linked to the distinct professional disciplines
At night, The Lir opens its doors to the public and offers a developing programme of performances, films, playreadings, talks and lectures. The next generation of theatre, film, radio and television drama makers are being nurtured at The Lir and it is vitally important for the students to interact between their respective disciplines but also with established professions and the wider public. The Lir building offers the possibility of such interaction to take place in a convivial atmosphere.
The Lir facilities include:
STUDIO ONE, 17m x 10m
A fully flexible black box studio seating approximately 150. This fully equipped space can be configured to suit the needs of the performance. Stage Management and Technical Theatre students can be available to assist with stage design, production and management depending on their availability
STUDIO TWO, 8m x 12m
This black box studio with seating for approximately 70, can also be divided into two teaching rooms. Studio two is ideal for small scale productions or intimate creative performances.
Image by Camilla Cerea
THE LIR CAFE/WINE BAR
This fully functional wine bar and cafe is located in the main foyer of The Lir. With seating for approximately 60 and standing room for 140 this area acts as a feeder area for both studios.
DANCE STUDIO, 8m x 9m
With a mirrored wall and sports floor, this space is ideal for dance and movement rehearsals.
REHEARSAL STUDIO, 8m x 7m
This rehearsal space can also be divided into two teaching rooms.
REHEARSAL ROOM 2, 13m x 8.5m
REHEARSAL ROOM 3, 9m x 835m
Two dressing rooms
Four practice rooms
A fully equipped wood and metal workshop for the construction of all sets and properties
A wardrobe workshop
STUDIOS AND REHEARSAL ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENT AND ARE IDEAL FOR REHEARSALS OF THEATRE FESTIVAL AND FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTIONS