Short Courses / Acting

Autumn Acting Camp

  1 week / 10am - 2pm

Autumn Acting Camp provides professional drama training for young performers with a passion for acting. Scroll down for more information.

Course Fees


Course Information

Course Begins: Mon 25 Oct 2021
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
Ages: 12 -15


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The course is designed for young actors aged 12-15 who have a passionate interest in performing and would like to have an early start in acting training. Participants will get a taste of the environment of a theatre academy and hone their skills under the supervision of core Lir Academy tutors.

The programme introduces young performers to the key components of actor training such as: Acting & Improvisation, Voice & Speech and Movement & Physical Theatre in a supportive, fun and educational environment. This course is an excellent first step for young actors who are passionate about being on stage and want to work towards a career in theatre and drama.

The Autumn Acting Camp is available for young actors aged 12 - 15.

It is a forerunner to Junior Academy and both the Two Week Young Actors' Programme and the Four Week Young Actors' Programme.

While our intention is that all short courses take place in person at The Lir Academy; the health and safety of our staff and short course students is always our main priority in relation to Covid-19. Should a change need to be made due to Covid, we will offer a refund.


Application Process click to

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.

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.


ALL COURSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE. Please see our Covid-related policy below.

All courses must be paid in full in advance with The Lir Academy, unless otherwise agreed in writing that a payment instalment plan has been approved.

We can only accept bookings from participants over the age of 18 years. Participants under the age of 18 wishing to book onto any of our youth programmes must organise for a parent or guardian to book on their behalf.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of government restrictions preventing us from delivering a course in-person, we will move the course online or defer the start date to later in the year. Anyone who does not wish to participate in an online course, or participate in the course at a later date, will be offered a full refund.

We do not offer refunds, discounts or offers of deferred placement to any customer on the basis that they are concerned about exposing themselves to any risk of infection.

We are unable to offer any refunds, discounts or offers of deferred placement to short course customers on medical grounds (sick, injured, infection, in pain, lost voice etc.)

No refunds, discounts or offers of deferral will be given to customers based on financial difficulties.

No refunds, discounts or offers of deferral will be given to customers based on course dates no longer being suitable – unless the original advertised dates have been changed by The Lir Academy.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds, discounts or deferred placement due to family bereavement.

No refunds, discounts or deferrals will be offered to any customer who misses classes on any of our short courses.

No refunds, discounts or deferrals will be offered to any customer who booked the wrong course

Course places are not 100% confirmed until payment has been received in full - and full payment must be received at least 10 working days in advance of the course start date. Deposits / Part Payments will not be offered for any bookings made within the 10 working day period before the course begins.

In the event of full payment not being received by the 10 day deadline, The Lir Academy reserves the right to retain all or some of any part-payments / deposits received - and will offer the place to another student.

Covid Health & Safety Policy

The health & safety of our staff and participants is of utmost importance – and The Lir Academy ensures that all live workshops take place in studios where the strictest health and safety guidelines are adhered to and live training will only resume when it is safe to do so.

All participants must adhere to the strict health & safety procedures when inside The Lir Academy. Details of these procedures will be sent to all course participants before arriving at The Lir Academy to start their course.

The Lir Academy reserves the right to refuse entry to any person who is not wearing suitable PPE.

Rescheduling Dates
In the event of a course being postponed/rescheduled by The Lir Academy, we will notify all participants in writing at the earliest possible time. Should the new dates / times not suit the participant, a full refund or deferred place will be offered.

The Lir Academy reserves the right to change the tutor team on any course at any stage of its duration.

Gifting Courses to friends / family - Please note that no exceptions will be made to our standard cancellation policy for customers who have purchased courses for a friend or family member, who end up being unable or uninterested in attending the course. Please contact if you would like to hear more about our Gift Vouchers.

Code of Conduct - The Lir Academy prides itself on providing all our staff, students and course participants with a vibrant, dynamic and safe working environment. As an Academy, we are committed to welcoming an inclusive & diverse range of people into our organisation – and we welcome all persons regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability or race. The academy operates a zero-tolerance policy regarding bullying & harassment of any nature, and will expel without refund, any person(s) found to be engaged in bullying or anti-social behaviour of any kind.

A comprehensive listing of all Lir Academy policies is available here -

Insurance click to

It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir Academy cannot accept any liability.

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