Performance Theatre Company

Part-Time Actor Training 

Sign up here for 2019 entry – applications open until September 1st.

The Performance Theatre Company provides a practical educational experience in the production of theatre in an ensemble company format. The Performance Theatre Company is designed to nurture new performers and introduce the experience of producing ensemble theatre. The course educates students in a variety of theatre and performance styles.

Students will be involved in the onstage and backstage operation of producing each show and will experience the rewarding sensation of belonging to an ensemble production company for the duration of the course. Along with acting in each show, students will contribute to direction, design, sourcing of props, sets and costumes, marketing of each production and the devising of work where applicable.

Although ongoing actor training is provided where necessary, the main emphasis is on the rehearsal and preparation of the theatre pieces to be showcased at the end of each term. As such, the individual’s own artistic contribution to the work is expected and highly valued. Students are expected to commit completely to the ensemble and to apply their skills and tenacity as performers and members of the company.

Term 1: September 2019– December 2019
Term 1 will be an introductory term building on your toolkit as an actor. You will present a low scale in-house showcase. You will maintain contact with your mentor throughout the year from Terms 1 to 3.

Term 2: January 2020 – March 2020
In Term 2, you will bring the skills garnered in Term 1 and develop them further through the creation of your own work. The methods used in this term will draw heavily upon Manifesto, one of the most crucial modules on the Gaiety School’s Full-time Programme. Manifesto has played a fundamental part in GSA graduate work, such as that produced by Stefanie Preissner and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman.

As a collective, and individually, you will work on devising your own work. Learn what is required to present and produce your very own ideas for stage. You will present the culmination of your Terms work in a showcase at the end of term.

Term 3: April 2020 – June 2020
In Term 3 you will once again work with your initial tutor who will draw on the skills and learnings of Terms 1 & 2 to develop a full length public production with the ensemble.

Tutors on the 2019/2020 Performance Theatre Company to be confirmed.

Entry to the course is by audition only – apply here now!

Previous PTC Tutors

Entry Requirements 

Everyone who applies will be called for audition and interview. A reference will be required from the students’ Advanced Performance tutor (or tutor of equivalent performance course.) Attendance records at Advanced Performance Course will be taken into account. Selected students may be asked to attend a workshop as part of the selection procedure.

Days: Two evenings a week

Times: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Dates: Three ten week terms running end of September – June

Cost: € 2200.00

  • Deposit of non-refundable €500 is required to secure the place.
  • Payment plans available i.e. Direct Debit weekly or monthly payments

Age: 18 years and over

Location: Temple Bar

We are now accepting applications for 2019 entry – applications close on 1st September 2019. Apply online now.