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Introduction to Playwriting

Throughout this programme, you will develop the tools to craft stories using frameworks such as narrative structure through plot and setting. The course will loo...

Begins: 04/05/21
Type: Evening
Duration: 10 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Audiobook Narration

This course looks at techniques for breathing life into different styles and types of writing. We will cover how to approach narrative and characterisation, and h...

Begins: 06/05/21
Duration: 6 weeks, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Self-Taping with Amy Rowan

Self-taped auditions are a vital part of the casting process. As an actor, it is crucial to make the most of this opportunity to ensure that you present yourself ...

Begins: 19/05/21
Duration: 2 Evenings, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction to Stage Management and Technical Theatre

This course is suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge as well as those...

Begins: 28/06/21
Type: Beginners
Duration: 5 Days, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Acting (Summer School)

The Lir Academy’s Introduction to Acting course is perfect for those who are both inquisitive about a future career in acting and those who simply want to challen...

Begins: 28/06/21
Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 4.30pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Stanislavski Weekend Course

The weekend workshop is a practical introduction to the core tenets of Stanislavski’s System - the actor’s work on the body, on character, on text and on stage. A...

Begins: 03/07/21
Duration: weekend, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Young Actors' Programme - 4 weeks

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 p...

Begins: 05/07/21
Duration: 4 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Young Actors' Programme - 2 weeks

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...

Begins: 05/07/21
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Character and Scene Study (Summer School)

This 5-day course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will co...

Begins: 05/07/21
Duration: 1 week
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Summer Acting Camp (July)

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. Partici...

Begins: 12/07/21
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
Ages: 12 -15

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Technology and the Stage

Day One - Lighting During this workshop we aim to offer an overview of lighting in a theatrical setting and examine the value and uses of ...

Begins: 17/07/21
Duration: 2 days
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Musical Theatre Intensive

During the course students will work with a singing tutor/musical director, core Lir teachers and leading musical theatre directors and choreographers, to develop...

Begins: 19/07/21
Duration: 2 weeks, 10.00am - 4.30pm
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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I A Clown (August 2021)

This course will focus on a journey of unearthing each participant’s individual clown. Introduction to Theatre of Clown through The M...

Begins: 03/08/21
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Summer Acting Camp (August)

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. Partici...

Begins: 03/08/21
Duration: 1 week, 10am - 2pm
Ages: 12 -15

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I A Clown 2 (August 2021)

In I A Clown we meet ourselves and the audience. In I A Clown 2 we work in pairs. This is a whole new game. Two clowns must now share a stage and an audience. The...

Begins: 09/08/21
Duration: 1 week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
When: Summer
Ages: 18+

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Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is a tailored programme in acting for talented students aged 15– 17. Taught by leading professionals, many of whom als...

Begins: 11/09/21
Type: Beginners
Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Ages: 15-17

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Actors' Ensemble

Actors’ Ensemble is an exciting new programme commencing at The Lir Academy in September 2021. This six-month-long course is specifically designed for emerging ac...

Begins: 21/09/21
Duration: 6 months, 7.00-9.30pm
Ages: 18+

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Musical Theatre

If you love musicals and want to have a go yourself but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you! We offer adults with a passion for musical theat...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Introduction To Dance

Introduction to Dance

Learn the basics of some of the world’s most famous and favourite dances. Sample the exotic rhythms of Tango one week and find yourself immersed in a crazy Charle...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Armed Combat

This armed combat course will cover all the essential rapier and dagger techniques, their safety principles, and how to perform them so they are believable to an ...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+

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Stage Combat

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those actor-combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre. Unarmed is probab...

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings

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Individual Coaching Class

Tuition is available from The Lir Academy's resident tutors including: Cathal Quinn – ...

When: All
Ages: 18+

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Audition Workshop Cork (The Long Yard Studios)

At this acting audition workshop, one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through preparing for auditions, through careful sel...

Duration: 1 day, 10.30am - 5.30pm
When: Weekends
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Set Design

A five day intensive course covering the basic stages of set design, from reading the script and creating a concept, to understanding what is required to design a...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Lighting Design

During the course of five days, participants will learn about different lighting technologies and learn the terminology used in the industry, becoming familiar wi...

Type: Beginners
Ages: 16+

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Introduction to Costume Design

This 5-day course offers an insight into the creative process behind designing costumes for theatre. Participants will be taught by top industry professionals who...

Type: Beginners
Duration: 1 week
When: Summer
Ages: 16+

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Physical Theatre

Physical Theatre is a ten week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physical ...

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

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