Playing for Your Audience – performance training course

Theatre Lovett will present their ‘Playing for Your Audience’ performance training course at Theatre Royal Waterford,  19th – 23rd June 2023.


This unique course is for aspiring and established adult artists and practitioners of all levels residing in Waterford or the south east region.


Theatre Lovett’s Joint Artistic Director, Louis Lovett, will lead a week-long training course on performance for audiences of all ages, on the Theatre Royal stage, exploring a wide range of techniques through play and improvisation.




The course explores practical performance techniques for theatre makers interested in creating work for audiences of all ages and will cover:


– Bridging the divide between the performer and the audience.
– Your physical presence and how to arrive at a state of calm and open energy.
– How the performer’s focus can become the audience’s focus.
– How to be BOLD in your play and how to FAIL with aplomb.
– Chorus work – moving and working as a team.


Muireann Ahern, Theatre Lovett’s Joint Artistic Director, will also discuss European models of theatre practice for young audiences and age-appropriate work.


Dates & Times: 19th-23rd June 2023, 10am -5pm


Participation Fee: €200.


Who can apply: Performing arts artists and practitioners of all levels residing in Waterford or the south east region; actors, dancers, movement practitioners, choreographers, directors, singers etc.


To apply: Please email your CV/bio and headshot with a brief note outlining why you wish to participate to tickets@theatreroyal.ie adding ‘Playing for your Audience Theatre Royal’ in the subject line.


Artist bursaries: Theatre Royal is delighted to offer a limited number of artist bursaries for this course , contact tickets@theatreroyal.ie for further information. Places are limited. We will assess applications and offer places based on suitability for the course.


    • Closing date for applications is 14 June 5pm.

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