The Gaiety School of Acting-The National Theatre School of Ireland (GSA) are delighted to announce the official launch of their new drama school at the Granary Theatre (UCC) on Monday 17 September at 4pm.

Artistic Director of the Granary Theatre and the Gaiety School of Acting in Cork, Tony McCleane Fay, will be in attendance along with a selection of new tutors, industry professionals and GSA board member, Ger Canning.

All our Cork students and anyone wishing to study at our school in Cork is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend!!

Tony McCleane Fay has been with the Granary Theatre since 2003. He has an MA in Drama & Theatre Studies, Theatre and Performance from UCC and is a Board Member of National Association of Youth Drama.

The Gaiety School of Acting has been providing classes in Cork for over ten years. All courses for Adults and Children will now be held in the Studio at the Granary Theatre. Drama courses run for 3 consecutive 10 week terms, starting in October (See listings below in notes).

The school will be running drama classes at the Granary Theatre throughout the evening on Culture Night from 5pm to 10pm. There will also be complimentary TRY FOR FREE workshops for adults on Monday 24th September (Introduction to Drama) and Friday 28 September (Acting for Camera) for those curious about trying out.

Patrick Sutton, Director the Gaiety School of Acting notes ‘We are looking forward to the exciting changes at our Cork School. The Granary Theatre holds a prominent position in Cork, having been in existence at UCC for almost 18 years so we are proud to be affiliated with such an institution.’

Tony McCleane Fay concurs ‘The Granary is a hub of learning and experimentation as it is an integral part of the UCC Drama & Theatre student experience’. He continued ‘The Gaiety School of Acting students will have the opportunity to avail of the networking and industry contacts that come with a working professional theatre environment and we are delighted to host the Gaiety School in the Granary. We have a wealth of highly qualified tutors, who all work in the theatre and film industry, to teach the many courses on offer’.

The Gaiety School of Acting has been providing classes in Cork for over ten years now. All classes will be held at the Granary Theatre, Mardyke, Cork from September 2012.

Adult classes available in Cork include Introduction to Drama (Monday), Page to Stage (Tuesday), Advanced Page to Stage (Wednesday), Acting for Camera 1 (Friday), Acting for Camera 2 (Saturdays) . The Adult Studio provides the highest level of training available in at the school in Cork and will take place on Thursday nights for 30 weeks.

The school also runs a Young Gaiety Saturday School for children aged from 6 to 18 years. Young Gaiety Drama Workshops for 6 – 7 year olds will take place from 10am -11.30am, 8 – 10 year olds from 11.30 -1pm, 11-13 year olds from 1.30pm -3pm with our Youth Theatre

Workshop for 14 – 18 year olds taking place from 3pm -4.30pm and the more experienced Youth Theatre Company for 13-19 year olds to return from 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Please see our website for more information.  Call 1890 258 358 for more information.