Short Courses / Acting

Improvising and Devising Theatre

  10 weeks / 1 evening p/w / 7.00pm - 9.30pm

This short course will be suited to you if you are interested in creating your own work, making new theatre and expanding your skills in improvisation and devised theatre.

Course Information

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+


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Working through improvisation, creative play and employing contemporary devising and physical theatre techniques you will develop your creative process and essential performance skills.

You will have the opportunity to develop and rehearse your own creative ideas as part of a collaborative ensemble, working with specialists in theatre devising to create a short piece of original theatre.

The course will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which student-actors can explore, experiment and hone their devising and performance skills.

The course will conclude with a presentation of the company’s work to an invited audience.

Image : Beowulf The Blockbuster - photo credit Amanda Gentile, courtesy of Irish Arts Center.

Cancellation Policy click to

The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course.

In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on courses costing €250+ a forfeiture of €250 will be retained to cover administration costs.

In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on short courses priced below €250, a forfeiture of the total course fee will be retained

A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.

Please note, acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that a participant is not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

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.

“This was the most engaging course where we all were allowed a voice and an opinion and felt safe to make mistakes and create”


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