adult summer courses

  • Page to Stage

    Study script writing, text analysis and character development - all vital elements for effective performance. Page to Stage focuses on the devising process and developing scene work for performance to a high level. This course expands on the skills developed in Acting for Beginners or Intro to Drama -  or who have had similar drama class experience.  
  • Stand-Up Comedy

    Work with professional comedians to develop your own authentic and unique stand-up routine and channel your inner funny! Over this 10 week evening course, tutors help you hone your own style and hilarious content with their constructive, honest feedback. The supportive class environment helps students build confidence - before performing your set for a live audience in a city-centre comedy club.
  • Acting For Camera 1: Acting Skills

    The course is always a sell out as it does exactly what it says on the tin! Working with experienced and inspirational teachers you will learn the craft of acting for camera, concentrating on putting together the basic techniques required to deliver effective performances on screen. The 8- week course provides participants who have already learned core acting techniques an opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between stage and screen acting. The course focuses on the development of physical, vocal and emotional techniques required by film. All Camera courses take place in our fully equipped studios   Cost €310 Full Details Below  
  • 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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  • 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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  • Acting for Beginners: Summer Course

    Curious to try acting? Or maybe you want to get back into it? This is a great course to get started. Taught by skilled tutors with years of experience working in the theatre & film industry, the course is also a great fit for those wishing to build confidence or improve communication skills. The 5 week Summer course culminates in each person delivering a chosen monologue to their classmates. Benefits & Learnings:
    • Learn fundamental improvisation skills & acting techniques
    • Greater awareness of your command over voice and body
    • Experience the energy and excitement of ensemble work
    • Introduction to understanding & developing characters
    • Develop new friendships and connections
    The Summer courses run from 27th June - 25th July: 7.00pm to 9.00pm  (Tuesday evenings) 8th August - 5th September: 7.00pm to 9.00pm  (Tuesday evenings) €195.00

  • Acting for Camera 2: Practical Skills

    On this 8 week course, students learn technical requirements of screen acting like framing, film vocals and timing. Learn script analysis skills whilst working on a film scene and monologue. This course is suitable for students who have completed Acting for Camera 1.
  • 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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  • FILM+ Course Application

    FILM+ Film-making for Actors is The Gaiety School of Acting’s new course, specially developed for trained or experienced actors to write, act in and produce their own film. With an innovative, practical approach, students are completely immersed in this practical course, surrounded by highly qualified tutors with real industry experience, and working with state-of-the-art equipment. Application is free of charge but if course fees apply on acceptance. Please read the full course details here Application deadline is 31st March 2017 Click 'Add to Cart' then the Cart icon top right to complete application
  • 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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  • 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  
  • 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
  • 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 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