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Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland

Essex Street West,, Temple Bar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Gaiety School of Acting trains actors for theatre, film and television with courses in acting.

Gaiety School of Acting offers a two-year intensive acting course, an MA in Theatre Practice with UCD and an extensive selection of part-time and tailored courses for adults, teenagers, children and overseas students. The school of acting has been providing professional actor training for almost 30 years. Graduates of Gaiety School of Acting include Colin Farrell, Olivia Wilde, Colin O Donoghue, Aidan Turner (Best Male Newcomer, Jameson Empire Awards 2014), Eva Birthistle (Best Actress Lead Television Award, IFTA 2014) Charlie Murphy (Best Actress, The Irish Times Awards 2013) and Sarah Greene (Tony Award Nominee 2014) as alumni of distinction.

The school has developed and expanded to over 2000 students, all involved in a wide range of acting courses from our intensive two year full time actor training programme to a range of acting courses available to students from overseas. These acting courses include The Original Theatre Project, our one-month Irish Theatre Summer School and our three-week January or May Irish Theatre programmes.

The Gaiety School of Acting is based in the centre of Dublin city’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar. Our range of part time courses take place at many other centres around the country.

The Gaiety School of Acting is proud to be The National Theatre School of Ireland.

For more information about acting courses from The Gaiety School of Acting, view our courses below in Nightcourses.com’s Course Finder

Accent Masterclass
Check out this one day Accent Masterclass at Gaiety School of Acting Temple Bar location in Dublin. At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need…
Acting - Advanced Page to Stage
Participants come to this course with training in the basics of drama, text analysis and text performance. This course is designed to challenge the participants further by allocating more challenging text and has a more professional rehearsal…
Acting for Camera 1: Acting Skills
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. All Camera courses take place in…
Acting for Camera 2: Practical Skills
Students will have already completed Acting for Camera 1 and will be introduced to the technical requirements of film as well as the basic analytical skills used to explore script. By working intensely on a…
Advanced Performance Year in Acting
The Advanced Performance course is aimed at those students who are committed to further enhancing 22their skills as a performer. The course maintains a strong emphasis on performance and the presentation of work while focusing…
Casting and Audition Masterclass
The Gaiety School of Acting delivers this Casting and Audition Masterclass at their headquarters in Temple Bar. One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable Casting and Audition Masterclass, giving you the support needed…
Drama - Voice Workshop (1 Day)
In this day long course you will work with our voice coach to gain a better understanding of how your voice works, how to breathe, ground yourself and gain the confidence to use your voice…
Introduction to Acting (Drama for Beginners)
If you’ve always wanted to try acting, this is the ideal course to get you started. This course takes place one evening a week over ten weeks and is taught by a variety of skilled…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Parent and Toddler Acting Class
Coping with the strains of work and life can take its toll on the best of parents, so taking time out to spend with our children is important for the well-being of both parent and…
Performance Theatre Company
The Performance Theatre Company provides a practical educational experience in the production of theatre in an ensemble company format. The Performance Theatre Company is designed to nurture new performers and introduce the experience of producing…
Performance Year in Acting
The Gaiety School of Acting deliver this Performance Year in Acting in Dublin. The Performance course is designed to give participants an opportunity to explore the process of acting in a supportive and structured environment.…
Science through Drama
Go on an exciting science trip with Einstein, Tesla, Marie Curie and others with this original and innovative Science through Drama event. You will follow in their footsteps: become one of them and you will…
Stage Combat Masterclass
This intensive day long Stage Combat Masterclass will guide participants through the challenging craft of the stage combat moves, covering important safety skills for use in stage and screen. This is a practical course, with…
Stand Up Comedy
This innovative and immersive Stand Up Comedy is provided by the Gaiety School of Acting in Temple Bar, Dublin. Work with professional comedians during this Stand Up Comedy course to develop your own authentic and…
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…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…
Weekend Workshops
Our 1 Day Weekend Workshops have been designed as an educational series for actors and presenters who are serious about their craft. Our aim is to strengthen 'bookability' and skill level by introducing eager participants…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Bray)
This wonderful Young Gaiety Drama Workshop is run in Bray. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Young Gaiety Drama Workshop in Bray. Aimed at students who are just…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Malahide)
Give your kids the chance to flourish in a creative environment with this Gaiety Drama Workshop in Malahide. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Gaiety Drama Workshop in…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Temple Bar)
This Drama Workshop aimed at young children to young teens is run in Temple Bar. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination at the Young Drama Workshop. Aimed at students who…
Young Gaiety Saturday School
The Young Gaiety Saturday School is the most comprehensive acting course available to young actors in Ireland. The year long programme consists of 3 separate 10 week terms. The structure of the course is as…
Youth Theatre Company
The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced and 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…
Youth Theatre Workshop
For 16-19 year olds (14-18 in . This ten week course uses drama as a medium to reflect and respond to young people's lives. Using improvisation, participants learn to explore and enhance their imaginations. The…
Parent and Toddler Acting Class
Coping with the strains of work and life can take its toll on the best of parents, so taking time out to spend with our children is important for the well-being of both parent and…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Bray)
This wonderful Young Gaiety Drama Workshop is run in Bray. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Young Gaiety Drama Workshop in Bray. Aimed at students who are just…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Malahide)
Give your kids the chance to flourish in a creative environment with this Gaiety Drama Workshop in Malahide. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Gaiety Drama Workshop in…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Temple Bar)
This Drama Workshop aimed at young children to young teens is run in Temple Bar. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination at the Young Drama Workshop. Aimed at students who…
Youth Theatre Company
The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced and 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…
Page to Stage
Page to Stage is an intensive 5 week scriptwriting courses delivered in Temple Bar. Study script writing, text analysis and character development – all vital elements for effective performance. Page to Stage focuses on the devising process…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Accent Masterclass
Check out this one day Accent Masterclass at Gaiety School of Acting Temple Bar location in Dublin. At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need…
Acting - Advanced Page to Stage
Participants come to this course with training in the basics of drama, text analysis and text performance. This course is designed to challenge the participants further by allocating more challenging text and has a more professional rehearsal…
Advanced Performance Year in Acting
The Advanced Performance course is aimed at those students who are committed to further enhancing 22their skills as a performer. The course maintains a strong emphasis on performance and the presentation of work while focusing…
Casting and Audition Masterclass
The Gaiety School of Acting delivers this Casting and Audition Masterclass at their headquarters in Temple Bar. One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable Casting and Audition Masterclass, giving you the support needed…
Drama - Voice Workshop (1 Day)
In this day long course you will work with our voice coach to gain a better understanding of how your voice works, how to breathe, ground yourself and gain the confidence to use your voice…
Introduction to Acting (Drama for Beginners)
If you’ve always wanted to try acting, this is the ideal course to get you started. This course takes place one evening a week over ten weeks and is taught by a variety of skilled…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Parent and Toddler Acting Class
Coping with the strains of work and life can take its toll on the best of parents, so taking time out to spend with our children is important for the well-being of both parent and…
Science through Drama
Go on an exciting science trip with Einstein, Tesla, Marie Curie and others with this original and innovative Science through Drama event. You will follow in their footsteps: become one of them and you will…
Stage Combat Masterclass
This intensive day long Stage Combat Masterclass will guide participants through the challenging craft of the stage combat moves, covering important safety skills for use in stage and screen. This is a practical course, with…
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…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Bray)
This wonderful Young Gaiety Drama Workshop is run in Bray. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Young Gaiety Drama Workshop in Bray. Aimed at students who are just…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Malahide)
Give your kids the chance to flourish in a creative environment with this Gaiety Drama Workshop in Malahide. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Gaiety Drama Workshop in…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Temple Bar)
This Drama Workshop aimed at young children to young teens is run in Temple Bar. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination at the Young Drama Workshop. Aimed at students who…
Youth Theatre Company
The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced and 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…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Accent Masterclass
Check out this one day Accent Masterclass at Gaiety School of Acting Temple Bar location in Dublin. At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need…
Parent and Toddler Acting Class
Coping with the strains of work and life can take its toll on the best of parents, so taking time out to spend with our children is important for the well-being of both parent and…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…
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…
Advanced Performance Year in Acting
The Advanced Performance course is aimed at those students who are committed to further enhancing 22their skills as a performer. The course maintains a strong emphasis on performance and the presentation of work while focusing…
Casting and Audition Masterclass
The Gaiety School of Acting delivers this Casting and Audition Masterclass at their headquarters in Temple Bar. One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable Casting and Audition Masterclass, giving you the support needed…
Introduction to Acting (Drama for Beginners)
If you’ve always wanted to try acting, this is the ideal course to get you started. This course takes place one evening a week over ten weeks and is taught by a variety of skilled…
Acting - Advanced Page to Stage
Participants come to this course with training in the basics of drama, text analysis and text performance. This course is designed to challenge the participants further by allocating more challenging text and has a more professional rehearsal…
Page to Stage
Page to Stage is an intensive 5 week scriptwriting courses delivered in Temple Bar. Study script writing, text analysis and character development – all vital elements for effective performance. Page to Stage focuses on the devising process…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…
Acting - Advanced Page to Stage
Participants come to this course with training in the basics of drama, text analysis and text performance. This course is designed to challenge the participants further by allocating more challenging text and has a more professional rehearsal…
Advanced Performance Year in Acting
The Advanced Performance course is aimed at those students who are committed to further enhancing 22their skills as a performer. The course maintains a strong emphasis on performance and the presentation of work while focusing…
Casting and Audition Masterclass
The Gaiety School of Acting delivers this Casting and Audition Masterclass at their headquarters in Temple Bar. One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable Casting and Audition Masterclass, giving you the support needed…
Introduction to Acting (Drama for Beginners)
If you’ve always wanted to try acting, this is the ideal course to get you started. This course takes place one evening a week over ten weeks and is taught by a variety of skilled…
Page to Stage
Page to Stage is an intensive 5 week scriptwriting courses delivered in Temple Bar. Study script writing, text analysis and character development – all vital elements for effective performance. Page to Stage focuses on the devising process…
Stage Combat Masterclass
This intensive day long Stage Combat Masterclass will guide participants through the challenging craft of the stage combat moves, covering important safety skills for use in stage and screen. This is a practical course, with…
Stand Up Comedy
This innovative and immersive Stand Up Comedy is provided by the Gaiety School of Acting in Temple Bar, Dublin. Work with professional comedians during this Stand Up Comedy course to develop your own authentic and…
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…
Youth Theatre Company
The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced and 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…
Stand Up Comedy
This innovative and immersive Stand Up Comedy is provided by the Gaiety School of Acting in Temple Bar, Dublin. Work with professional comedians during this Stand Up Comedy course to develop your own authentic and…
Accent Masterclass
Check out this one day Accent Masterclass at Gaiety School of Acting Temple Bar location in Dublin. At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need…
Acting - Advanced Page to Stage
Participants come to this course with training in the basics of drama, text analysis and text performance. This course is designed to challenge the participants further by allocating more challenging text and has a more professional rehearsal…
Advanced Performance Year in Acting
The Advanced Performance course is aimed at those students who are committed to further enhancing 22their skills as a performer. The course maintains a strong emphasis on performance and the presentation of work while focusing…
Casting and Audition Masterclass
The Gaiety School of Acting delivers this Casting and Audition Masterclass at their headquarters in Temple Bar. One of Ireland’s leading casting agents delivers this unmissable Casting and Audition Masterclass, giving you the support needed…
Drama - Voice Workshop (1 Day)
In this day long course you will work with our voice coach to gain a better understanding of how your voice works, how to breathe, ground yourself and gain the confidence to use your voice…
Introduction to Acting (Drama for Beginners)
If you’ve always wanted to try acting, this is the ideal course to get you started. This course takes place one evening a week over ten weeks and is taught by a variety of skilled…
Musical Theatre Company
This musical theatre course is for students who display a high aptitude and potential in the area of Musical Theatre. Places are allocated based on audition where applicants will be asked to showcase and audition…
Musical Theatre Workshop
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. Students will also work on text, bringing well known scenes…
Page to Stage
Page to Stage is an intensive 5 week scriptwriting courses delivered in Temple Bar. Study script writing, text analysis and character development – all vital elements for effective performance. Page to Stage focuses on the devising process…
Parent and Toddler Acting Class
Coping with the strains of work and life can take its toll on the best of parents, so taking time out to spend with our children is important for the well-being of both parent and…
Science through Drama
Go on an exciting science trip with Einstein, Tesla, Marie Curie and others with this original and innovative Science through Drama event. You will follow in their footsteps: become one of them and you will…
Stage Combat Masterclass
This intensive day long Stage Combat Masterclass will guide participants through the challenging craft of the stage combat moves, covering important safety skills for use in stage and screen. This is a practical course, with…
Stand Up Comedy
This innovative and immersive Stand Up Comedy is provided by the Gaiety School of Acting in Temple Bar, Dublin. Work with professional comedians during this Stand Up Comedy course to develop your own authentic and…
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…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Bray)
This wonderful Young Gaiety Drama Workshop is run in Bray. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Young Gaiety Drama Workshop in Bray. Aimed at students who are just…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Malahide)
Give your kids the chance to flourish in a creative environment with this Gaiety Drama Workshop in Malahide. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination in the Gaiety Drama Workshop in…
Young Gaiety Drama Workshop (Temple Bar)
This Drama Workshop aimed at young children to young teens is run in Temple Bar. Have fun, meet new friends, gain confidence and expand your imagination at the Young Drama Workshop. Aimed at students who…
Youth Theatre Company
The Youth Theatre Company is the most advanced and 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…
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…
Accent Masterclass
Check out this one day Accent Masterclass at Gaiety School of Acting Temple Bar location in Dublin. At our Accent Masterclass the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need…
Drama - Voice Workshop (1 Day)
In this day long course you will work with our voice coach to gain a better understanding of how your voice works, how to breathe, ground yourself and gain the confidence to use your voice…
Voice Training Masterclass
This day-long voice training workshop is focused on enhancing your voice for both singing and acting. The masterclass is designed to  give you a better understanding of how your voice works, breathe better, ground yourself…

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