Young Gaiety School – Summer Schools

Granary are delighted to announce our Summer Programme of classes from The Gaiety School of Acting.



So you think you want to be an actor? This weekend Masterclass reflects what it would be like to be in full-time training as an actor. It helps you to determine if acting is really for you. Students who have previously done this class have moved on to full-time training in Ireland and the UK. Students must be aged 14 + years.

Participants of Young Gaiety Masterclass can expect to:

Young Gaiety Masterclass

  • find out if acting as a profession is really for you
  • be introduced to the skills that are taught in international full-time training
  • meet like-minded people
  • be introduced to the real world of acting

Venue: The Granary Theatre, Mardyke

Days: Saturday & Sunday

Dates: 20th & 21st July

Times: 10am – 5pm

Cost: €100

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Tutored by Tony McCleane-Fay, Artistic Director of the Granary Theatre.

Create a new play in a working theatre.  This six-day course is dedicated to the craft of acting on the stage and developing your confidence, creativity and theatre knowledge as you discover how to create a new play and bring it to life on a real stage in front of an audience. As you will be working in a theatre throughout the week, you will work with lighting, sound, costume, projection and set. On the Saturday evening, the play will be premiered in the Granary Theatre to friends and family.


Participants of Youth Theatre Production can expect to:

  • learn how to work effectively and confidently with their peers in a theatre environment
  • work effectively with theatre directors, designers and technicians
  • expand their overall theatre performance and production skills
  • create a new play and perform it in a theatre
  • get a chance to try out new performance skills
  • have fun!

Venue: The Granary Theatre, Mardyke

Times: 10am – 5pm

Days: Monday – Saturday

Dates & Ages:

12-14 yrs – Monday 22 July – Saturday 27 July

15-19 yrs – Monday 29 July – Saturday 3 August

Cost: €240

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Lights, Camera, Action! Join the experts as they help you write, act, light and even do the sound in your very own movie. We then send the footage to be professionally edited and you will recieve a copy of your movie on DVD.

Participants of the Make a Movie course can expect to:Make-a-Movie

  • gain confidence in front of the camera
  • expand their own creativity in creating the movie
  • learn about storyboarding and screen writing
  • discover the importance of cinematography
  • practice their performance and microphone technique in front of the camera

Venue: The Granary Theatre, Mardyke

Dates: Monday 15th – Friday 19th July

Times: 10am – 4pm

Ages: 12-16 yrs

Cost: €200

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Tutored by Tony McCleane-Fay and Laura O’Mahony

Learn about acting from the experts. This course is dedicated to the craft of acting and develops your confidence and creativity as you discover how to bring characters to life on stage.  Stretch your imagination and build scenes for performances. This fun drama camp will culminate in a showcase for all friends and family to come and see.

Participants of Young Gaiety Summer Drama Camp can expect to:Summer Drama Camp

  • learn how to work effectively and confidently with their peers
  • expand their overall communication skills
  • be inspired to find confidence in themselves and their ideas
  • get a chance to try out new performance skills
  • have fun!

Venue: The Granary Theatre, Mardyke

Days: Monday – Friday

Cost: €150

Times: (7-11 years) 10am – 1pm

(12 – 16 years) 2pm – 5pm

Dates: Mon 1st – Fri 5th July

Mon 8th – Fri 12th July

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