Exciting opportunities for secondary students at Theatre Royal

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Secondary students who are interested in pursuing a career in theatre and live performance industry are invited to partake in three exciting new projects at Theatre Royal this school year.

Theatre Artist in Residency programme

The first opportunity is to become a member of the Jamie Beamish, Theatre Artist in Residency programme.  This project will, following an expression of interest process, invite students to observe and engage with Jamie as he creates a new piece of theatre as part of this artistic residency at Theatre Royal.   As Jamie outlines: “Not only will students get to observe my own creative practice but I also plan to elaborate on it more with the students to really show them what goes into creating a piece of theatre. The theme is ‘ how technology and social media influences modern life and opinions in certain ways’ and who better to ask than the generation who have grown up with it as a constant part of their lives. The creation of the new work will involve looking at aspects such as sound, lighting, music, projection, performance. To pull back the curtain on those so to speak and also to give them an idea of what the life of a working actor/creator/arts professional is like in the real world”.  

This opportunity is available to TY students ONLY and there is limited availability.  The time required by students will be based on Jamie’s schedule. There will be minimal requirement leading up to Christmas with further time required post-Christmas leading up to the presentation of the new work.

‘Women in Technical’ Roadshow

The second of our offerings comes from The Abbey Theatre in partnership with The Lir, the National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College.  On Tuesday 23rd November, members of The Abbey along with experts from The Lir Academy will visit Theatre Royal and offer a 2-hour intensive ‘Women in Technical’ Roadshow.

The Women in Technical Theatre Roadshow aims to engage female pupils from secondary level schools throughout Ireland by presenting and facilitating workshops geared towards increasing awareness of technical theatre, stage management and the importance that these departments play in the professional creation of live performance. There is a limited number of places available for this event and this opportunity is available to ALL 2nd level female students.  Students will be required to attend Theatre Royal from 9.45am on Tuesday 23rd November, workshop will finish at 12pm.


TY Work Experience Programme


Finally the third opportunity we are delighted to re-introduce is the ongoing TY Work Experience Programme.  We have found that the benefits which arise from this experience for students have been many and rewarding and have provided students with the opportunity to gain insight and make and develop contacts within the industry.

All of the opportunities are free of charge.  For those who wish to partake in any one or all of these projects we would ask that contact admin@theatreroyal.ie for an expression of interest form (Please state SECONDARY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES in the subject line).


All activity taking place at Theatre Royal will be in line with the latest government Covid guidelines.  Students will be expected to follow the lead from our Covid Management team and take part in an H&S induction, where relevant, and questionnaire in advance of arrival at the venue.  

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