Founded in 1986 by Theatre Director and Actor Joe Dowling, Gaiety School of Acting is at the forefront of Actor training in Ireland. The School offers a Full-time Actor Training programme in addition to a myriad of Part-time courses, Youth Theatre programs, and its well established International offering. Every year students from the United States, Europe and beyond travel to Dublin to undergo training as part of The Irish Theatre Summer Program, J-Term or the Fall or Spring semester. With bespoke programs also developed for individual Theatre departments, the scope to study with GSA is far and wide.
Gaiety School of Acting is proud of its heritage as Ireland's premier conservatory training facility for actors, and of its former students who can be seen working across stage and screen, both nationally and internationally - among whom we count Colin Farrell, Aidan Turner and Olivia Wilde.
Located in the cultural heart of Dublin, studying at Gaiety School of Acting is a rich and rewarding experience which will inform and inspire your craft for many years to come.