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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: 19/03/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction To Acting - March 2024

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: 19/03/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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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: 27/03/24
Type: Evening
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Voice Over Acting - Weekend Course

Facilitated by Al Doyle, one of the UK’s most in demand voice-over performers, this workshop will cover the core skills required to pursue a career in voice-over ...

Begins: 13/04/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 2 days, 10.30am-5.30pm
When: Weekend
Ages: +16

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Teen Taster Weekend

Do you want to know what it's like to experience our Junior Academy course but are unsure about whether you want to commit to the full 6 months? This intensive Te...

Begins: 20/04/24
Type: Beginners
Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 15 -17

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Intro to Acting - Cork Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training programme throughout an intensive weekend. This will take place at the Triskel Art...

Begins: 27/04/24
Duration: 2 days, Weekend, 10am-5pm
Ages: 16+

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Intro to Acting - Belfast Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training programme throughout an intensive weekend. Led by leading Lir practitioner...

Begins: 25/05/24
Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 16+

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Intro to Acting Kilkenny Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training programme throughout an intensive weekend. Led by leading Lir practitioner...

Begins: 25/05/24
Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 16+

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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 programme throughout an intensive weekend. Led by leading Lir practitioner...

Begins: 29/06/24
Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 16+

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Summer Acting Camp - July

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

Begins: 08/07/24
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
When: Summer
Ages: 13-15

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

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

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Summer Acting Camp - August

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

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

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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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Junior Academy

Junior Academy is taught by leading professionals, many of whom also teach on the Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre and the Bachelor in Acting underg...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm, Saturdays, Sep 9th - Mar 30th
Ages: 15-17

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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: 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 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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Actors' Ensemble, Actor Training

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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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 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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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...

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

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Fundamentals of Acting

The Fundamentals of Acting programme mirrors the work on our Introduction to Acting, Character Development and Screen Acting Courses with additional work on...

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

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Intro to Acting - Galway Weekend Workshop

This course is designed to give you a taste of The Lir Academy's actor training programme throughout an intensive weekend. Led by leading Lir practitioner...

Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 16+

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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 programme throughout an intensive weekend. Led by leading Lir practitioner...

Duration: 2 days, Weekend
Ages: 16+

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