Short Courses / Acting / Movement

Physical Theatre

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

Discover a new movement vocabulary to aid character exploration utilising the endless expressive possibilities of the actor’s body.

Course Information

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


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Physical Theatre is a ten week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physical exercises and movement improvisation to discover the expressive possibilities of their bodies.

Working from a selection of scenes by writers including Steven Berkoff, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh; the participants will be introduced to the physical skill set necessary for playing physically demanding multiple characters of all ages, shapes and sizes, animals, supernatural beings and beyond.

A short course for anyone wanting to expand their range and evolve their creative process.

The body says things that words cannot. Martha Graham

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.

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

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.

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