Part-Time Beginners Performance Course
Monday and Wednesday Evenings | October 2022 to June 2023
GSA Start is the ideal beginners entry level course for people who are interested in embarking on their performance journey, but have limited experience.
This is a welcoming platform for adults of all ages totap into their creativity and to learn the basics of Acting for Stage. We have created this space for people to explore the performer within, meet like-minded people, and develop new skills.
Entry to this course is by interview only. Your interview will consist of an informal discussion about your goals and your aspired development as a performer.
The course takes place over three terms from October to June. Classes take place two evenings a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each group will work with a specific tutor throughout the three terms, while guest tutors will teach skills workshops over the course of the year.
GSA Start is the first level in our Part-Time Training Suite – find out more about the full Suite here.
- Introduction to the ensemble
- Rehearsal etiquette
- Beginners stagecraft
- Preliminary voice and movement
- Improvisation for Beginners
- Introduction to text work
- You will attend at least one Theatre visit a year; ticket costs are included in your fees
- Membership of the Abbey Theatre Cameo Club
- Access to Drama Online, an extensive library of Plays and books on theatre
- Organised social gatherings every term (dependent on current government restrictions related to the covid-19 pandemic)
- Access and invites to exclusive GSA events
Term One: October 2022-December 2022 | Term Two: January 2023-March 2023 | Term Three: April 2023-June 2023
€1950 (€650 per term)
In the event of social distance restrictions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, classes may be moved to an online platform.
All terms and policies can be found here.
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This is a fun, creative 10-week course that covers the basics of improvisation all taught in an inclusive, relaxed environment. If you want to learn how to perform by just using your imagination with no script or no safety net, then this is the course for you. You will learn the skills and techniques required to sustain a story with sub-plots and integrate a set of leading and supporting characters in a single extended improvisation.
Taking place on Tuesday mornings starting in October, this course will give those with prior acting experience the opportunity to work on key Irish theatre texts. This course would be of interest to Irish students wishing to learn more about the Irish Theatre canon, or international students travelling or living in Ireland.