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Open day at Gaiety acting school

Thursday, 20th February, 2014 3:55pm

Open day at Gaiety acting school

Vicky Bell, graduate from the class of 2013 at The Gaiety School of Acting.

The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is delighted to launch its first official Open Day for prospective students for Full Time and One Year Part Time Courses on Saturday 22nd March at the Gaiety School of Acting, Essex Street West in Temple Bar from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

This Open Day is specifically aimed at students who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the field of acting and have an interest in attending our Two Year Full Time Intensive Professional Actor Training Programme or one of our One Year Part Time courses in Performance, Advanced Performance or the Performance Theatre Company.

Throughout the day, attendee’s will get an overall taste as to what doing an Intensive Acting course at the Gaiety School of Acting would be like. On the day, perspective students will have the opportunity to meet some of the people who will be teaching the course, view the training spaces and take part in a variety of specialized workshops such as Improvisation, Voice and Stage Combat. There will also be an opportunity to attend a Q&A session and liaise with current students who will give them a synopsis of what each course would entail and enable them to pick up information about the various options available to them.

The day will begin at 10.30am with a welcome address from Gaiety school Director, Patrick Sutton. This will be followed by a series of ½ hour workshops from 11am to 12.30pm. These free workshops will be based on elements of both the Full Time and Part Time Course modules including Improvisation, Voice, Stage Combat, Acting and Manifesto.

At 12.30pm, after the workshops have taken place, all attendee’s will be invited to attend a Q&A session with a panel of staff, who will be able to answer any questions and queries they may have.

Throughout the day there will also be an information desk run by students in the common area and they will be available to share their experiences of the courses, offer a short tour of the facilities and discuss any questions prospective students may have.

Patrick Sutton, Director of the Gaiety School notes ‘The Gaiety School of Acting has been at the heart of actor training in Ireland for the past 28 years. We boast a graduate success rate second to none and I am proud of the fact that we are the oldest, brightest, best, most successful drama school in the country in which to train to be an actor’

‘This open day offers prospective students the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our renowned alumni including a host of young Irish talent such as Charlie Murphy, Sarah Greene, Aidan Turner, Paul Reid, Rory Nolan, Eva Birthistle and Colin O’Donoghue.’