The Gaiety School of Acting has long been providing the Irish Theatre Summer School for overseas students, and we are proud to have Olivia Wilde as just one of our former students of the course!

In recent years we have been working too with IES Abroad who are one of the most successful study abroad organisations in the USA, with a track history of over 60 years of sending students to locations all around the world for semesters and specific programmes. The Gaiety School of Acting have been working with IES on a number of programmes for several years, and we are now delighted to be running a summer programme with them for the 4th year running.

The Gaiety School of Acting in collaboration with IES are offering Irish adult drama students the opportunity to work with these students who are from a range of prestigious US drama schools and universities, with our school’s director Patrick Sutton and fellow tutor Martin Maguire who has taught on the programme for many years as well as being a playwright, actor and director in his own right. The course includes weekly theatre and cultural visits.

Students will cover key works of Irish playwrights Beckett, Friel, Synge and O’Casey over a 4-week period from 25 June 2012 – 20 July 2012. For more information, please contact Karen Lee at

Apply now for our IES Irish Theatre Summer School Scholarships!

We’re delighted to offer 3 full scholarships for this prestigious course.

To apply for a scholarship please send an application statement to Karen Lee . You will be required to prepare an audition piece by an Irish playwright of 2-3 mins in duration.

Auditions will be held at the Gaiety School of Acting from March 2012 onwards.




Serious about Acting? The Gaiety School of Acting has over 25 years experience in the training of actors. Why not audition for our Two-Year Full Time Intensive Training programme and follow the footsteps of our many successful alumni. Auditions are taking place on Friday 16 March, Friday 13 April, Friday 11 May, Friday 15 June and Friday 13 July. Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2012. Call us on 01 6799277 or check out our website for more information.