Youth Courses

Young Gaiety

The Gaiety School of Acting offers drama and musical theatre classes to kids aged 4-19.  Check out our wide variety of classes below – from weekly classes in Bray, Malahide and Temple Bar, to camps for Easter and Summer.

Please note, this summer we are currently offering online classes for children aged 13-18. Find out about our online courses here. The GSA hopes to reopen for regular weekend classes in the Autumn. If you wish to be notified when classes are open for booking, please add your name to our mailing list. 

If you are interested in joining us please see our New Student Guide.

You can also get an insight into life at GSA from the perspective of a current student here, or via this link to our recent RTE Jr appearance. 

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Home Drama Resources

Drama at Home


Due to the social distancing as a result of Covid19 pandemic, we’ve developed some resources for you to use from home with your children.

Drama Classes for Kids

Drama Workshop

Ages 4-19

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.

Young Gaiety Performance Workshop

Performance Workshop

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

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.

Young Gaiety Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre Workshop

Ages 16-19 (14-18 Malahide + Bray)

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

Young Gaiety Screen Acting

Acting for Camera

Ages 13-18

Ready to try your acting skills in front of a camera? This course is for you!

Musical Theatre for Teens

Musical Theatre Company

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.

Summer Camps

Ages 13-18 (Temple Bar)

This summer we have a selection of summer camps available online.

Youth Theatre for Teens

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.

Parent & Toddler

Parent & Toddler Drama

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.

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 6-19 (Malahide + Temple Bar)

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.