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Introduction to Lighting Design - Weekend Course

A practical 2-day course and introduction to the principles and equipment used in lighting design for theatre led by Head of Lighting at The Lir Academy, Eve D’Al...

Begins: 25/02/23
Type: Beginners
Duration: 2 days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Ages: 16+

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Physical Theatre

Physical Theatre is an eight week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physic...

Begins: 15/03/23
Type: Evening
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Ages: 18+

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Summer Acting Camp (July 2023)

There are also dates available for our Summer Acting Camp ...

Begins: 10/07/23
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks July 2023

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 Academy or a similar...

Begins: 17/07/23
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Acting (Summer School)

The Lir Academy’s Introduction to Acting course is perfect for those who are both inquisitive about a future career in acting and those who simply want to challen...

Begins: 17/07/23
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10:00am - 5:00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Intermediate Acting: Character Development July 2023

This week long course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will c...

Begins: 24/07/23
Type: Week long
Duration: 1 week, Mon-Fri, 10-5pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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I A Clown

I A Clown

I A Clown will bring you on a journey to uncover the clown inside you. The course will encourage you to take an in-depth look at your ...

Begins: 31/07/23
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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I A Clown 2

I A Clown 2 will challenge, surprise and may even shock you to find out what you’re capable of. Following on from I A Clown, our introd...

Begins: 08/08/23
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Summer Acting Camp (August 2023)

There are also dates available for our Summer Acting Camp in July. The course is designed for young actors aged 13-15 who have a passionate interest in...

Begins: 14/08/23
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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Into the Woods for Musical Theatre Intensive

Musical Theatre Intensive

During the course students will work with a singing tutor/musical director, core Lir teachers and leading musical theatre directors and choreographers, to develop...

Begins: 07/07/25
Duration: 2 weeks, 9:30am - 5:00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Screen Acting

Participants will learn the differences between what is effective on stage versus the demands of the screen. As well as developing strategies for meeting the dema...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Armed Combat

Armed Combat

This armed combat course will cover all the essential rapier and dagger techniques, their safety principles, and how to perform them so they are believable to an ...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is a tailored programme in acting for talented students aged 15– 17. Taught by leading professionals, many of whom als...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Ages: 15-17

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Introduction To Acting

The Lir Academy’s Introduction to Acting course is perfect for those who are both inquisitive about a future career in acting and those who simply want to challen...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Individual Coaching Class

Tuition is available from The Lir Academy's resident tutors including: Cathal Quinn – ...

When: All
Ages: 18+

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Stanislavski Weekend Course

The weekend workshop is a practical introduction to the core tenets of Stanislavski’s System - the actor’s work on the body, on character, on the text and on stag...

Duration: Two weekends, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
When: Winter
Ages: 18+

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Actors' Ensemble

This six-month-long course is specifically designed for emerging actors who have been considering actor training but can’t yet commit to it full-time. The partici...

Duration: 6 months, 7.00-9.30pm, 2 evenings a week, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Ages: 18+

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US Accents Intensive

One-Day Dialect: US Accents Intensive

We will focus mainly on General American, but will also explore the accents of New York and the American Southern States. Over the course of the day, we...

Duration: 1 day, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Ages: 18+

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Intermediate Screen Acting

Intermediate Screen Acting

This ten-week course, a continuation from the Introduction to Screen Acting course, will concentrate on further developing your acting skills for film and TV work...

Type: Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Young Actors' Programme - 4 weeks Jul 2023

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

Duration: 4 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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