Weekend Courses

We offer a range of specialised Masterclasses to suit your needs and assist you with your personal and professional development. These adult workshops run regularly in the school on weekends over the course and offer you the opportunity to enhance your skills. All masterclasses are taught by leaders in each relevant field. Please do see below the range of specialised masterclasses on offer over the coming months.

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  • Musical Theatre Masterclass

    This one day workshop is ideal for anyone who gets a buzz from watching musicals, loves to sing and dance, and wonders what like to be on that stage. The day is divided into intensive acting, song and dance training, followed by the composition of individual and group performances. DAY Sat 22nd July 2017 TIME 10.00am - 5.00pm FEE €100 FULL DETAILS BELOW
  • Free Drama Workshop

    The Gaiety School of Acting is hosting a FREE 2 hour Drama Workshop especially for Bealtaine Festival!  The workshop is aimed at those over 55 years – no previous experience is required and all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.    Delivered by tutor Clare Maguire, this FREE workshop focuses on drama techniques, storytelling and improvisation.  Join us for this opportunity to engage through drama with like-minded people and reflect on your world in creative – and fun – ways. Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age – find out more at www.bealtaine.ie  
  • Stage Make-Up Masterclass

    This one day hands-on workshop teaches how to build characters with theatrical makeup. Participants are guided through various subtle and not-so-subtle techniques on how to make an actors face fit for stage by an experienced professional. Ideal for those working with small theatre or arts organisations or interested individuals Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017 Time: 10am - 5pm Cost: €100 Full Details Below    
  • Stand-Up Comedy Masterclass

    The Stand-Up Comedy Masterclass is a one day intensive course in creating and shaping material for performance. You will work with an established comedian to develop hilarious content, hone your unique style and build your confidence. Full details below  
  • Casting & Audition Masterclass

    One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable workshop, giving you the support needed to land that role! In this unique intensive one-day workshop Louise Kiely Casting explains and demonstrates how you can significantly increase your chances of making a lasting impression. The workshop is particularly suitable for those returning to, or starting a career in the competitive world of acting.

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  • The Confidence Edge: Public Speaking

    Learn how to present with confidence with our public speaking training course. Join tutor Donal Courtney  for this intensive communications workshop in which we will teach you to interact with confidence, to speak with clarity and to inspire any audience with what you say and how you say it. For over 30 years, the Gaiety School of Acting has been training people to present themselves with distinction in business, the workplace and dealing with the media. Don't fear public speaking - get The Confidence Edge.

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  • Parent & Toddler Drama Class

    This unique Saturday morning course which will enable parents and children to learn a new skill in a fun and interactive environment. This one hour drama-based programme will help develop coordination, confidence and creativity.

  • Acting For Camera Masterclass

    This exciting one day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the principles of Acting for the Screen. The Acting for Camera Workshop will appeal to students looking to branch into the world of screen acting. It will be beneficial for those currently working in or thinking of branching into television, film and commercials.

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  • Master The Media Masterclass

    Become a master of your own media - online, on air and in print. This weekend course will broaden your written and spoken communication skills and help you develop an understanding of the media industry. You will explore how to communicate with an audience on TV, radio, online videos, and podcasts. Explore the difference between being the interviewer and the interviewee. Learn how to look your best on Skype, FaceTime and video conferencing. Make social media YOUR media.

    2 Day Intensive Course  15th - 16th July / 26th - 27th August (€185) See full details below 

  • Stage Combat Masterclass

    This intensive day long stage combat masterclass will guide you through the challenging craft of stage combat, covering important safety skills for use in stage and screen. This is a practical combat course, with students first observing and then participating in the techniques and exercises guided by their instructor.

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  • Gift Voucher

    The Gaiety School of Acting Gift Certificates start from as little as €20. They can be used for all our courses. If purchased online we will post them out directly to your home address so make sure to include it! Happy Shopping!