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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...

Begins: 03/10/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 6.30pm - 9.00pm
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: 03/10/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 7.30 pm - 9:00 pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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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...

Begins: 03/10/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Intermediate Acting: Character Development

This ten week course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will co...

Begins: 05/10/22
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7:00pm - 9:30
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...

Begins: 06/10/22
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Storytelling for Podcasts

They say that everyone has a novel in them. Now, the belief is perhaps that everyone has a podcast in them. If you want to spend some time thinking about the podc...

Begins: 14/10/22
Type: Morning, Online
Duration: 10 weeks, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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...

Begins: 22/10/22
Type: Evening, Online
Duration: 1 day, 10:30am - 5:30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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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. ...

Begins: 12/11/22
Type: Masterclass
Duration: 4 Days, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends

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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...

Begins: 19/11/22
Duration: 2 days, 10:30am - 5:30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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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...

Begins: 26/11/22
Type: Voice
Duration: 1 day, 10:30am - 5:30pm
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...

Begins: 03/12/22
Type: Beginners
Duration: 2 days
When: Weekend
Ages: 16+

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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...

Begins: 17/01/23
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 10 weeks, 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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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 ...

Duration: 2 days
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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...

Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
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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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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Intermediate Acting: Character and Scene Study (Summer School)

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

Duration: 1 week
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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