We are searching for the finest talent who are ready to take the extraordinarily rewarding journey with us, through our proven conservatory training programme into an industry that will challenge you beyond words. Your body, imagination, voice and intellect will be tested in an environment that is tough, yet which prides itself on giving excellent individual support.

Our staff are respected working industry professionals and our long term leadership is our guarantee of consistency.  At this school you will be rewarded and challenged, inspired and empowered to make the best possible work you can make. At the end of your time with us, we position you as close to the industry as is possible, while giving you the skills to make and create your own original and dynamic work.

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The Gaiety School of Acting is rated nationally and internationally. At home our alumni can be seen across every stage and every TV and film studio creating new work. Our international reputation is built on our proven conservatory track record and our graduates are lauded across the globe garnering Tony and Oscar nominations and numerous UK and Irish awards.

Full time students engage in an intensive regime of physical, emotional and intellectual training with grounding in core courses. Our current faculty consists of top practitioners who have trained at a myriad of prestigious international institutions. In addition to the core teaching staff, we also invite visiting professionals to host specialist workshops over the course of the two year programme.

Your training at The Gaiety School of Acting will take in a number of core courses in addition to special projects, as detailed opposite. Many of these modules will culminate in the performance of public showcases and a graduation play over the course of the two years. First year consists of ‘learning the language’ of acting: inner and outer awareness, performance principles and a full-bodied preparation for physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Second year focuses on ‘speaking and practicing the language’: strengthening and tuning the actor’s instrument while maintaining a strong emphasis on performance, and beginning to present the work to directors, casting directors and agents.


  • Acting
  • Shakespeare
  • Contemporary Theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Manifesto – devising and making your own work.
  • Voice
  • Singing
  • Movement: Suzuki & Viewpoints
  • Stage Combat (accredited)
  • Dance/Tap
  • Mime
  • Commedia Dell’Arte
  • Theatre of Clown
  • Theatre History
  • Text Analysis
  • Film & TV Acting
  • Cabaret
  • Industry & Production
  • Breathe – positive mental health & well-being
  • Casting & Auditioning
  • Career Guidance

Applications for 2017-2019 are now closed – Deadine for next intake was 27th Jan 2017.  
Week one of 1st round auditions – 27th February – 3rd March 2017
Week two of 1st round auditions –  6th – 10th March 2017
2nd Round of auditions – 3rd – 5th April 2017


  • EU students €4,950 per annum
  • Non-EU students €8,660 per annum
  • Production levy: €500
  • Theatre Visits: €350

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All our policies are available to read or download here

Applicants must be over 18 years of age when the programme begins in September.