Two weeks30th July - 10th August 201816+10.00am - 5.00pm€950


The course is designed for young people aged 16 - 21 who have a passionate interest in performing, who may be thinking of applying to The Lir or a similar drama academy or have an interest in theatre and who would like to explore the craft of acting further.

The programme introduces young performers to the reality of intensive training, replicating two weeks in the life of a full-time acting degree.

The course will also provide an introduction to the skills required to become a professional actor.

Classes focus on the core modules of Acting, Voice and Movement and are led by The Lir’s core teaching staff. The course also prepares students intending to audition for drama schools covering audition technique, and the choice and delivery of audition monologues. Mock auditions will take place at the end of this course.

Read what others have said about this course:

“Apart from meeting the amazing people that have somehow become my best friends in 2 weeks, I’ve learnt to develop every skill I have and have taken on a lifetime of knowledge!.” Liam

“A supportive and inspiring place to be. Wonderful experience I’m proud I was a part of. It has made me more confident and optimistic about a potential career in the arts.” Anonymous

”“A very valuable experience. Equal parts fun, intense and educational. Teachers were lovely and really inspiring” “ Evie

“it was a wonderful experience that helped me prepare for auditioning for The Lir in the coming year. I received great advice that I will carry with me in my future career” Aisling

“Brilliant course with very enthusiastic and committed teachers. It was great to work with other people who wanted to pursue a career in acting” Caoimhe


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Application DetailsClick for more info

Once you have completed the application form above, you will receive notification within two weeks. If a place has been allocated then you are required to continue the application process online and will be forwarded a link to do this.

Please do not send money for this course at this stage. Payment will be required only when a place has been allocated.

Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt. If an application is received after the course is full, the applicant will be put on a waiting list. Applicants will be informed by email whether or not they have been accepted.

Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that they are not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Due to the high demand for Lir courses applicants may be held on a waiting list.

Please note: A minimum number of participants are required for all workshops to proceed.

Application RequirementsClick for more info

  • Fluency in the English language is essential.
  • A commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every participant.
  • Information on what to wear etc. will be sent to successful applicants once they have been accepted onto the course.

Cancellation PolicyClick for more info

The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course.

In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date, a forfeiture of €250 (on courses priced at €1,000+) or the total course fee (on courses priced below €1,000) will be retained to cover administration costs. 

A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.

Please note, acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that a participant is not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

InsuranceClick for more info

It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir cannot accept any liability.