Short Courses / Acting

Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks

  2 weeks / 10.00am - 5.00pm

The Lir Academy's Young Actors’ Programme is designed to give young performers a taste of what it is like to study at conservatoire level. Scroll down for more information.

Course Fees


Course Information

Course Begins: Mon 15 Jul 2024
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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 drama academy or have an interest in theatre and who would like to explore the craft of acting further.

The programme introduces young performers to the reality of intensive training, replicating two weeks in the life of a full-time acting degree.

The course will also provide an introduction to the skills required to become a professional actor.

Classes focus on the core modules of Acting, Voice and Movement and are led by The Lir’s core teaching staff. The course also prepares students intending to audition for drama schools by covering audition techniques, and the choice and delivery of audition monologues. Mock auditions will take place at the end of this course.

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Note: Our short courses are non refundable and there is no cooling off period. The Lir cannot offer any accommodation.

The Lir Academy continues to be guided by the HSE guidelines in relation to Covid-19. You can see more here.

Please note applications for a participant under 18 needs to booked via a parent/guardian and should inform us via email that the participant is under 18.


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Once you have completed the application form above, you will receive notification within two weeks. If a place has been allocated then you are required to continue the application process online and will be forwarded a link to do this.

Please do not send money for this course at this stage. Payment will be required only when a place has been allocated.

Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt. If an application is received after the course is full, the applicant will be put on a waiting list. Applicants will be informed by email whether or not they have been accepted.

Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that the applicant is not suitable for the course, then the application will be declined All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

No refunds or offers of deferral will be issued in the event of any short course moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to the high demand for Lir courses applicants may be held on a waiting list.

Please note: A minimum number of participants are required for all workshops to proceed.

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“Apart from meeting the amazing people that have somehow become my best friends in 2 weeks, I’ve learnt to develop every skill I have and have taken on a lifetime of knowledge!.”


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