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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  • Singing Workshop

    Singing lessons at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin our led by Shelly Buskpan. Our singing voice training workshop will educate you on how your voice works through song. The day long singing workshop is perfect for both beginners & actors looking to improve their voice. Learn voice warm up exercises as well as singing routines that will improve the quality of your singing voice. Next Date: Sunday 21st May 2017 Full details below
  • Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

    Stand-Up Comedy 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. Next date: Sunday 12th March Full details below  
  • Commedia Dell’Arte

    Commedia dell’Arte began in Renaissance Italy and has influenced theatre ever since. The “theatre of the professional” encourages actors’ imaginations, quick thinking and physical discipline through it's use of masks, physical comedy and improvisation.  The style has had an lasting influence on Shakespeare, Molière and performing arts such as opera, vaudeville, musical theatre, improv comedy - you can even spot it’s influence on the modern sitcom. Led by actor, teacher, director and writer Ronan Dempsey, this one-day masterclass will excite, enthrall and inform your performances in all styles.
    Next Date 26th February 
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  • Accent Masterclass

    At our Accent Workshop the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is  designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native. Next Date:  14th May 2017

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  • Casting & Audition Masterclass

    One of Ireland’s leading casting agents from Louise Kiely Casting delivers this unmissable workshop, giving you the assistance needed to land that role! In this unique intensive one-day workshop they will explain and demonstrate how you can significantly increase your chance of making a lasting impression. This workshop is particularly suitable for those returning to or starting out on a career in the competitive world of acting. 

    Next Date: Sunday 21st May 2017

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  • The Confidence Edge Workshop

    Join tutor Donal Courtney for this one day intensive communications workshop - learn how to interact with confidence, speak with clarity and inspire your audience.  Don't fear public speaking - get The Confidence Edge,

    Upcoming dates: Sunday 19 February, Sunday 23 April 2017

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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.

    Next dates 8th April - 17th June 2017 

  • Voice Training Masterclass

    This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself and gain the confidence to use your voice effectively.

    Next Date: Sunday 7th May 2017

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  • Acting For Camera Workshop

    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.

    • Script Analysis & Prep
    • Blocking & Staging
    • Camera Rehearsal
    • Critique
    Next Date:  7th May 2017 Full Details below

  • Media Skills Workshop

    Become a master of your own media, online, on air, and in print in this one-day Media Skills Workshop. This masterclass broadens participants 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.

    Next dates:  Sunday 14th May 2017

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  • Stage Combat Workshop

    This intensive day long stage combat workshop 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.

    Dates: 26th March, 11th June 2017

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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!