Youth Courses

Young Gaiety 

Young Gaiety is the most comprehensive acting and performing arts curriculum available for children in Ireland. We operate our stage schools in Temple Bar, Bray and Malahide.

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The school is both nationally and internationally recognised as the premier training facility for actors both in Dublin and Ireland. Past pupils that have come from our school of acting include Colin Farrell, Olivia Wilde, Colin O’ Donoghue and Aidan Turner.
The structure of the course is both flexible and comprehensive, allowing students to participate in anything from a 10 week course to a three year cycle. Within each age group, there are two tiers of training; Drama Workshop and Performance Workshop. We also offer Musical Theatre, Youth Theatre Company and Young Performers Company, as well as Parent & Toddler Drama.

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For kids aged 4 and up. Aimed at students who are just beginning to study drama, this lively, interactive workshop focuses on confidence building exercises, improvisation and teamwork, and culminates in a devised showcase at the end of each term.

Ages 8-10 / 11- 13 / 14-15

This course is ideal for students serious about acting and who wish to begin developing real skills. It’s the next step up from Drama Workshop – entry is by tutor recommendation only.

Young Performers Company

Ages 11-13, 14-15

Designed for students with at least a year of experience training with The Gaiety School, and who are dedicated to the commitments of a company.

Ages 16 – 19 (14-18 Malahide + Bray)

For teenagers who are interested in developing their performance skills using script and improvisation

Youth theatre company

Ages 16 – 19 (14-18 Malahide + Bray)

The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced & intensive training for young people in the Gaiety School of Acting. Admission to the company is by audition for students who have attended at least one other Young Gaiety course.

Ages 18 months to 3 years (Temple Bar)

This unique 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.

Ages 7-19

This class is ideal for students with a strong interest in performance and musical theatre, who would like to gain confidence in their vocal technique, dance and acting skills.

Ages 16 – 19

This course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition. Entry to this course is by audition only.