Despite the global pandemic, The Lir Academy has continued to deliver training to all its full-time students. We have continued to deliver short courses online. Scroll down to see more details on how we are keeping everyone safe and how students are continuing to work below.
The Lir Academy COVID-19 Resumption of Activity Masterplan is a living document that will be regularly updated to reflect government advice and the safest practices in all Lir Academy Activities. Read the full version here or the shorter Executive Summary here.
Over the last year, we have adapted as required to the pandemic. Since March 2020, we have delivered five live streamed performances from our theatre, four online presentations and one in-house production (with a limited audience). All of this was delivered by our final year actors and crewed by technical students. We have adapted our schedule to maximise in-person teaching. See more in this video made by Director Elizabeth Lockwood in October 2020.
Our students come from Ireland and all over the world to take part in our Foundation course, BAs in Acting and Stage Management & Technical Theatre, and MFAs in Theatre Direction, Stage Design and Playwriting.