Short Courses / Acting

Young Actors' Programme - 4 weeks

  4 weeks / 10.00am - 5.00pm

This four-week, extended course, includes all the elements of the two-week programme but also includes a particular focus on Musical Theatre. Scroll down for more information.

Course Fees


Course Information

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


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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 provide an introduction to the skills required to become a professional performer. It combines the two-week Young Actors’ Programme with the two-week Musical Theatre Intensive Programme.

Group classes focus on the core modules of Acting, Voice and Movement and are led by The Lir’s core teaching staff. Individual voice, singing and monologue classes supplement the four-week programme. Through group and individual classes and rehearsals, students will develop the skills necessary for performing in Musical Theatre productions of the highest standards. Participants will work on new solo pieces, duets or trios and ensemble numbers.

This course will also include a presentation to friends and family at the end of the programme.

The course prepares students intending to audition for drama schools covering audition technique and the choice and delivery of audition monologues and songs.

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

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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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