Short Courses

Short Courses

Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre

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: 15/07/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Set Design

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...

Begins: 29/07/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Costume Design

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...

Begins: 22/07/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Young Filmmakers’ Programme

Young Filmmakers’ Programme

The Young Filmmakers’ Programme is designed for 16 – 21 year olds who have a passion for producing films and screen acting. During this intensive course, students...

Begins: 06/08/19
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Ages: 16+

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Musical Theatre

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...

Begins: 23/04/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 6.30pm - 9.00pm, Easter, Summer
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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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...

Begins: 23/04/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Improvising and Devising Theatre

Improvising and Devising Theatre

Working through improvisation, creative play and employing contemporary devising and physical theatre techniques you will develop your creative process and essent...

Begins: 30/01/19
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Screen Acting

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...

Begins: 13/05/19
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 ...

Begins: 09/01/19
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Stage Combat

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...

Begins: 24/04/19
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm, Easter, Summer
When: Evenings

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Junior Academy

Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is a tailored programme in acting for exceptionally talented students aged 15– 17. Taught by leading professionals, ma...

Begins: 14/09/19
Type: Beginners
Ages: 15-17

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Technology and the Stage

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: 10/08/19
Duration: 2 days, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Character and Scene Study

Character and Scene Study

This ten week course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will concentrate on working with a Director on the study of characters and individual...

Begins: 10/01/19
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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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: 05/08/19
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction To Acting

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...

Begins: 23/04/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.30pm, Easter, Summer
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Acting and Irish Theatre

Acting and Irish Theatre

This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context. ...

Begins: 15/07/19
Duration: 4 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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I A Clown

I A Clown

“In Native American Mythology they say there are six directions of the self, North, South, East, West, Above-Above and Below-Below and if we were to look at o...

Begins: 22/07/19
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Young Actors' Programme - 4 weeks

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: 22/07/19
Duration: 4 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks

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: 22/07/19
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Individual Coaching Class

Individual Coaching Class

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

When: All
Ages: 18+

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The Clear and Confident Voice, Presenting with Confidence

The Clear and Confident Voice, Presenting with Confidence

This workshop is geared for anyone who uses their voice at work (Barristers, Teachers, Broadcasters, those who give presentations etc.) for anyone who is interest...

Begins: 02/06/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 day, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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Character and Scene Study (Summer School)

Character and Scene Study (Summer School)

This 5-day course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will co...

Begins: 22/07/19
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Acting (Summer School)

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: 15/07/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Intermediate Dance

Intermediate Dance

Building on the dances covered in Introduction to Dance, this intermediate course will focus on developing style and vocabulary for the Waltz and Foxtrot and intr...

Type: Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Lighting Design

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...

Begins: 22/07/19
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Summer Acting Camp

Summer Acting Camp

The course is designed for young actors aged 12-15 who have a passionate interest in performing and would like to have an early start in acting training. Partici...

Begins: 22/07/19
Duration: 2 weeks
When: Summer
Ages: 12 -15

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