Short Courses

Short Courses

Audition Workshop Belfast (Lyric Theatre)

Audition Workshop Belfast (Lyric Theatre)

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

Duration: 1 day
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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ETC Ion Advanced

ETC Ion Advanced

Are you a current Eos family user who would like to better understand what the console and software are capable of? Have you mastered the basics and are you now r...

Duration: 2 days
Ages: 18+

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ETC Ion Training

ETC Ion Training

ETC’s Eos family of consoles provides power that is elegant, approachable, and scalable. These upcoming hands-on training events will give you the opportunity to ...

Duration: 2 days
Ages: 18+

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Young Filmmakers’ Programme

Young Filmmakers’ Programme

This hands-on ten day course introduces students to the fundamentals of filmmaking and successful screen acting. As well as developing strategies for meet...

Duration: 2 weeks
When: Easter, Summer
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...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Armed Combat

Armed Combat

This course will cover all the essential rapier and dagger techniques, their safety principles, and how to perform them so they are believable to an audience. It ...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

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 ...

Duration: 2 days
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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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...

Duration: 1 week
When: Easter, Summer
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...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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...

Duration: 2 weeks
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...

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

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Audition Masterclass

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
When: Weekends

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Audition Workshop Dublin

Audition Workshop Dublin

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

Duration: 1 day
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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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. ...

Duration: 4 weeks
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...

Duration: 5 days
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...

Duration: 2 weeks
When: Summer
Ages: 15-17

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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...

Duration: 2 weeks
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 – Voice and Speech Gavin O’Donoghue – Voice and Dialect Sue...

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...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 day
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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Movement Expression with Sue Mythen

Movement Expression with Sue Mythen

The workshop will explore a somatic approach to learning the dynamics of your own body. Participants will also be introduced to the the vocabulary of movement dev...

Duration: One day
When: Weekends
Ages: 18+

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