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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 ...

Begins: 01/06/22
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
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...

Begins: 18/06/22
Duration: 1 day, 10.30am - 5.30pm
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: 11/07/22
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Young Actors' Programme - 4 weeks

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...

Begins: 11/07/22
Duration: 4 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks

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: 11/07/22
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Summer Acting Camp (July)

The course is designed for young actors aged 13-15 who have a passionate interest in performing and would like to have an early start in acting training. Partici...

Begins: 11/07/22
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre

This course is suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge as well as those...

Begins: 18/07/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 5 Days, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Ages: 16+

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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: 18/07/22
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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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: 25/07/22
Duration: 2 weeks, 9:30am - 5:00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Technology and the Stage

Day One - Lighting During this workshop we aim to offer an overview of lighting in a theatrical setting and examine the value and uses of ...

Begins: 06/08/22
Duration: 2 days
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Summer Acting Camp (August)

The course is designed for young actors aged 13-15 who have a passionate interest in performing and would like to have an early start in acting training. Partici...

Begins: 15/08/22
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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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...

Begins: 17/09/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Ages: 15-17

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Technology and the Stage (Summer Course)

Day One - Lighting During this workshop we aim to offer an overview of lighting in a theatrical setting and examine the value and uses of ...

Duration: 2 days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends, Summer
Ages: 16+

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Storytelling through Movment

Storytelling through Movement

This new two-day weekend course is led by tutor Arudhra Krishnaswamy and will introduce participants to a variety of tools, techniques and processes of performanc...

Duration: 2 days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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The Beckett Weekend

The Beckett Weekend will explore some of the best of Samuel Beckett's poetry, prose and drama, as well as his dark humour, musicality and the stark beauty of his ...

Duration: 2 days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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Audition Masterclass

This audition preparation masterclass will offer a range of workshops giving an invaluable grounding in vital skills required for auditions and ongoing training. ...

Type: Masterclass
Duration: 4 Days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends

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British Accents Intensive

Over the course of the workshop, we will focus on Received Pronunciation, Standard Southern British and the accents of London. We will explore the key features of...

Duration: 1 day, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Playwriting

Throughout this programme, you will develop the tools to craft stories using frameworks such as narrative structure through plot and setting. The course will loo...

Type: Evening, Online
Duration: 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Ages: 18+

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Audiobook Narration

Being read to is one of our primary experiences as children, and thanks to podcasts and audiobooks there has been an explosion in popularity for adults too. Using...

Duration: 8 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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 text and on stage. A...

Duration: weekend, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Physical Theatre

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

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

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Audition Workshop

At this acting audition workshop, one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through preparing for auditions, through careful sel...

Duration: 1 day, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Intermediate Musical Theatre

Building on the skills developed from the beginners’ course, Intermediate Musical Theatre focuses on duets, and the staging of scenes from a selected musical. Pa...

Duration: 10 weeks, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, 1 evening p/w
Ages: 18+

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Musical Theatre

If you love musicals and want to have a go yourself but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you! We offer adults with a passion for musical theat...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Self-Taping with Amy Rowan

Introduction to Self-Taping focuses on the practical and creative elements that make a great self-taped audition. Over the course of two evenings, Casting Directo...

Duration: 2 Evenings, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Costume Design

This 5-day course offers an insight into the creative process behind designing costumes for theatre. Participants will be taught by top industry professionals who...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Lighting Design

During the course of five days, participants will learn about different lighting technologies and learn the terminology used in the industry, becoming familiar wi...

Type: Beginners
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Set Design

A five-day intensive course covering the basic stages of set design, from reading the script and creating a concept, to understanding what is required to design a...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week
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...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 4.30pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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The Clear and Confident Voice - Public Speaking Evening Course (ONLINE)

Designed and delivered by Cathal Quinn, The Lir Academy's Head of Voice, this online course introduces people to techniques that can be easily em...

Duration: 6 weeks, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
When: Weekly
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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Audition Workshop Online

At this acting audition workshop, participants will be guided through the process of preparing for Drama School auditions, through careful selection of monologues...

Duration: 1 day, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Introduction To Dance

Introduction to Dance

Learn the basics of some of the world’s most famous and favourite dances. Sample the exotic rhythms of Tango one week and find yourself immersed in a crazy Charle...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 7.30 - 9pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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