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.

Download the Weekend Courses PDF Brochure here

  • 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 Beneifts & Learnings:
    • Understand the design fundamentals and uses of stage makeup
    • Learn Special Effects techniques
    • Learn basic equipment care and hygiene
    • Lighting and distance effects on makeup
    Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017 Time: 10am - 5pm Cost: €100

  • 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. 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 
    Full Details below

  • 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

    Full Details Below

  • Casting & Audition Masterclass

    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.

    Next Dates: Sunday 21st May 2017 and Saturday 29th July 2017

    Full Details Below

  • The Confidence Edge: Public Speaking Masterclass

    The Confidence Edge: Public Speaking Masterclass

    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 almost 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

    Upcoming dates: Sunday 23 April 2017m Sat & Sun 1st and 2nd July 2017 Full Details Below

  • 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

    Full Details below

  • 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

    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.

    Dates: 26th March, 11th June, 8th July, 12th August 2017

    Full Details below

  • 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!