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Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks

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Begins: 15/07/24
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16-18

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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: 15/07/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10:00am - 5:00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Intermediate Acting: Summer School

This week-long course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will concentrate on working with a director on the study of characters and individua...

Begins: 22/07/24
Type: Week long
Duration: 1 week, Mon-Fri, 10-5pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Screen Acting Intensive - Summer School

Lead by filmmaker David J. Evans, this course will workshop the nuances of working on screen and in front of a camera. Through workshops and discussions, ...

Begins: 22/07/24
Duration: 1 week, 10 am - 5 pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Into the Woods for Musical Theatre Intensive

Musical Theatre Intensive

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

Begins: 29/07/24
Duration: 2 weeks, 9:30am - 5:00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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I A Clown

Join us for an immersive week, where I A Clown will bring you on a journey to uncover the clown inside you. ...

Begins: 29/07/24
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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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: 12/08/24
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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Youth Ensemble

Youth Ensemble is taught by leading professionals, many of whom also teach on the Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre and the Bachelor in Acting undergraduat...

Begins: 14/09/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm, Saturdays, Sep 9th - Mar 30th
Ages: 15-17

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Fundamentals of Acting

The Fundamentals of Acting programme mirrors the work on our short course acting and screen acting courses with additional work on audition technique and self-tap...

Begins: 21/09/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 20 weeks, Saturdays, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Summer, Weekends, Part-time
Ages: 18+

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Actors' Ensemble, Actor Training

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Begins: 24/09/24
Duration: 6 months, 7.00-9.30pm, 2 evenings a week, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Ages: 18+

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Youth Academy - Acting (15-17)

Designed by Roger Evans, The Lir Academy’s Director of Short Courses and delivered by The Lir Academy’s Short Course tutor team these Saturday acting classes will...

Begins: 28/09/24
Duration: 10 weeks, 10am-12.30pm
When: Winter, Weekends, Part-time
Ages: 15-17

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Youth Academy - Musical Theatre (15-17)

Designed by Roger Evans, The Lir Academy’s Director of Short Courses and delivered by The Lir Academy’s Short Course tutor team these Saturday acting classes will...

Begins: 28/09/24
Duration: 10 weeks, 10am-12.30pm
When: Winter, Weekends, Part-time
Ages: 15-17

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Youth Academy - Acting (12-14)

Designed by Roger Evans, The Lir Academy’s Director of Short Courses and delivered by The Lir Academy’s Short Course tutor team these Saturday acting classes will...

Begins: 28/09/24
Duration: 10 weeks, 10am-12.30pm
When: Winter, Weekends, Part-time
Ages: 12-14

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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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Stage Combat

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those actor-combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre. Unarmed is probab...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
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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Introduction to Set Design

This practical weekend workshop will give you an introduction to the stages of set design, from reading the script and creating a concept, to understanding what i...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 2 days
When: Weekend
Ages: 18+

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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Intro to Acting - Sligo Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training through our ever-popular Introduction to Acting course over an intensive weekend. ...

Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 18+

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Intro to Acting - Limerick Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training through our ever-popular Introduction to Acting course over an intensive weekend i...

Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 18+

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