The Gaiety School of Acting

The National Theatre School of Ireland

Actress needed for Christmas Campaign

Looking for an actress (preferably 35+) for an upcoming Christmas campaign for a client. The actress must dress as a Christmas elf (costume provided) and tell stories to children from books provided at radio station roadcasters around the country. The schedule is below. Travel and all associated costs will be covered as overnights may also be necessary. Can the actress also state whether she is Garda vetted in applying to us.

Tuesday 6th Dec 1.30-3.30pm Highland Radio Afternoon Show with Garry Gamble Buncrana – 938
Wednesday 7th Dec 11am – 1.30pm Ocean FM Francie Boylan Show Donegal
Thursday 8th Dec 11am – 1pm Midwest Radio Mid Morning Show Ballina – 185 & 940
Friday 9th Dec 11-1pm Kerry FM Club Tralee
Saturday 10th Dec 9am – 12pm Clare FM Morning Focus Ennis
Monday 12th Dec 9am – 12pm Tipp FM Tipp Today 196 Clonmel
Tuesday 13th Dec 9-11am Northern Sound Joe Finnegan Show Virginia – 199
Wednesday 14th Dec 9-11am Northern Sound Joe Finnegan Show Monaghan
Thursday 15th Dec 9am – 12pm Midlands 103 Midlands Today Mullingar – 184 & 905
Friday 16th Dec 7am – 10am Radio Nova Morning Glory Tallaght
Saturday 17th Dec 10am – 12pm South East Radio Morning Mix Gorey
Monday 19th Dec 10-12pm KCLR KCLR Live Kilkenny
Tuesday 20th Dec 11am – 2pm KFM Lilywhite Lunch Newbridge
Wednesday 21st Dec 10am – 12pm East Coast FM Morning Show Greystones


Please note the Gaiety School of Acting is not in any way associated with any of the castings listed on this blog, unless otherwise stated.


Don’t forget that we have two exciting Masterclasses in Stage Combat and Stand-up Comedy taking place this Sunday the 20th of November. Book your place now!


German speaking female actor needed for short film

One female actor required to play 16-year-old for short film (drama). Applications from older actors who have a younger and relevant playing range welcome. A good level of speaking German is required.

Dates TBC: one date in late November / early December and two dates in January / February.Both locations will be in the Dublin area.
Please include A CV and headshot.
Please email your application to and mark it “CASTING-GERMAN ROLE”


Young Gaiety Casting & Audition, for ages 13-18 years takes place this Sunday the 20th of November. The workshop is in conjunction with Louise Kiely Casting. Book now!


[GRAN] (Supporting) Female, 50 plus — Fluent Irish a must, preferably Munster dialect.

Gran is a constant rock to LEAD CHARACTER SUSIE, who is struggling to see through the rights and wrongs of consent. They converse solely through Irish which solidifies their bond as well as bridging the gap between society’s expectations of women.

The shoot is expected to commence in the second half of January 2017.

The scenes involving Gran will be shot in one day.

Applicants will be expected to attend a rehearsal session.

Any interested parties please send CVs/Showreels/Headshots to


Don’t forget, our Casting & Audition workshop with Louise Kiely Casting takes place Sunday the 13th of November – book here now!

Casting for Student Film

3rd year Digital Media students are in need of two actors for short film.

Actor 1) James is in his mid 20’s. He is a newspaper editor. He is neat, orderly
and an introvert.
Actor 2) Louisa is in her mid 30’s. She is a stay at home mom. She is loving and
family focused and passionate.

We are looking for people who are available to film roughly two days a week (an
hour or two a day) for the next month or so. There is no remuneration but you
will be credited at the end of the film as well as showcased on vimeo and other
platforms also possibly making it to the IFF.


Please note that castings on this blog are not associated with The Gaiety School of Acting, unless otherwise stated.


Don’t miss out on our Casting & Audition Masterclass with Louise Kiely Casting this Sunday – book here now!

Need help with Auditions? Look no further!

This Sunday, we will be joined by a Casting Agent from Louise Kiely Casting for a Masterclass in Auditions. Are you putting in the effort, trudging from Casting to Casting, but still not landing the roles? This masterclass will point you in the right direction, with tips on everything from body language to preparation, to etiquette and dress. Perfecting your approach to auditioning is vital for an actor, so don’t delay and book your place here now!

When: Sunday 13th November 2016

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: €100

If you prefer to secure your place with a deposit, call us on 016799277

Spaces are limited so early booking is advised!

Join the Pat Kenny Tonight Audience

Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick host a brand new current affairs discussion programme with a live studio audience called Pat Kenny Tonight. If you are interested to witness, and maybe even take part in, debates on the most vital current and social affairs issues, please get in touch. Live every Wednesday night.

This is a great opportunity to see the workings of a live studio
and be part of a it.

For further details contact

**************************************************************************************************Don’t forget, we have a wide variety of interesting and invaluable Masterclasses coming up over the next few weeks. Want to up your game in Casting, Accent, Singing, Stage Combat and more – check them out here.

Accent Masterclass for Auditions

Being asked to perform a monologue or sides for an audition for a specific role often calls for acquiring an accent. If you can alter your accent convincingly and as flawlessly as possible, you’re halfway there to securing the part! Many excellent actors are thrown by this part of the job – don’t let yourself be one of them! This Sunday we still have spaces remaining in our Accent workshop with Gaiety School of Acting Voice Coach Russel Smith.09

Russel opens actors up to the range, depth and subtlety of their communication, verbal and non-verbal, treating practicalities such as projection, clarity or accent, as extensions of a more fundamental integrated development of physicality and psyche. Synthesising a range of approaches, he encourages students to begin building their own methodical process in illuminating and interpreting extant texts, and fostering their artistic voices toward developingnew work. Russel is an Honours graduate of TCD and of the Gaiety School of Acting with a background in physical therapy, alongside 20 years experience as actor on stage and screen, singer and musical director/composer/accompanist, Russel has engaged in extensive on-going training with a range of founding-members of the Roy Hart Theatre at the International Centre for Voice in France (most significantly Kevin Crawford, Kaya Anderson, and more recently, Jonathan Hart), and numerous other coaches and physical practitioners. In recent years voice, dialect and singing coach at both ACTT and AADA in Sydney, Australia; Long-standing singing coach and musical director at the Gaiety School; previously repetiteur and singing coach for the degree programme in acting at Trinity College Dublin.

The workshop is this Sunday 6th November from 10am-5pm 

With our accent Workshop the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native.

Participants of the Accent Masterclass can expect to:

  • Learn what to look for in order to break down any accent into its constituent parts.
    analyse and then practice the useful accents of Received Pronunciation, Cockney and General American.
  • Gain an invaluable addition to your CV

Book here now!




Auditions for Short Film

Kildare Young Filmmakers are now hosting auditions for the role of Mam, a pivotal and transformative character in their new production Smokescreen. The role is a paid position. KYF’s Recent accolades include Best Acting & Audience Choice Noise Flicks Festival 2015, Best Director & Best Group Film Noise Flicks Festival 2016 and an Honorable Commendation from Berlin REC International Film Festival 2016.Auditions:

Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
Date: Thursday 27th October
Place: Platform 4, Leixlip Library, Kildare
Travel: Accessible by 66A bus or train to Leixlip Confey
Rehearsal: Tuesday 1st November
Filming: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November
Contact: John Conway –
Please send a CV, picture and showreel to receive a script and to schedule an audition
Mam: A 30-something year old A single mother and alcoholic. Detests Elliot and his relationship with her son Luke, using their sexual orientation as a reason. The true reason for her bitterness is that she is secretly hurt and jealous by the fact that Elliot and Luke share a bond that she could never create with Luke. A complex character with a massive transformation at the end of the film.


Unless otherwise stated, The Gaiety School of Acting is in no way affiliated with any of the casting notices on this blog.


Don’t forget, the next Casting & Audition Masterclass is taking place on 13th of November from 10am-5pm. The class is in conjunction with Louise Kiely Casting and can be booked here.

Actors needed for student short film.

The short is about a girl, Sarah, (around 19-22) who is in a mental
asylum/prison for killing her parents and best friend two years
before and her brother, Bryan, (two years older so around 21-24)
who comes in to visit her for the first time since she entered the
prison. It is essentially the conversation that they have about what
happened but Sarah is obsessed with her innocence and constantly
is claiming to be a good person, which she proves not to be as the
story progresses.

Sarah is manipulative, malevolent, malicious and doesn’t see any
wrong in what she has done, but is capable of fooling the audience
into pitying her. Bryan is calmer and less dramatic than his sister,
but has been affected greatly by what has happened and only goes
to visit Sarah because she won’t stop trying to contact him. He is
bitter and angry at her which only grows and becomes stronger as
throughout the story.

A CV and headshot is needed, as well as a short video
reading a few lines from the script which can be sent.



Castings posted on this blog, unless otherwise stated, are not associated with the Gaiety School of Acting.


Don’t forget, our next term of Acting for Camera begins THIS Friday the 21st of October! Book here now!



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