The Junior Academy is a tailored programme in acting for talented students aged 15– 17.

Taught by leading professionals, many of whom also teach on the Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre and the Bachelor in Acting undergraduate courses at The Lir Academy, the Junior Academy will provide practical experience in Voice (projection, breathing techniques, dialect etc), Acting and Movement, the three cornerstones of conservatoire training and will ultimately provide a platform for further training in acting, theatre or drama.

This intensive course will allow students to develop skills in acting, self-confidence, improvisation, listening and taking direction. Junior Academy is ideal for any teenager who has a passion for all things theatre-related and is interested in developing this passion into further training and/or a career.

A limited number of places are available on this programme in order to ensure that each student receives the maximum individual attention. The inital audition date will be 13th May, 2023.

The course curriculum includes training in voice, movement, dialect, acting, ensemble work, Stanislavski’s system and will culminate in a live performance open to family and friends of the participants.The cost of this course is €2,700 and can be paid for in instalments.

There are a limited number of bursaries available for Junior Academy which can be applied for once a place has been offered.Students who take the Junior Academy course often progress from the Young Actors’ Programme and apply to the Foundation Diploma in Acting and Theatre as well as the Bachelor in Acting degree.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 START.Please note that The Lir Academy continues to monitor the delivery of short courses in relation to governmental guidelines on Covid-19. For full details on our policies on this, please see our terms and conditions here.