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Theatre Lovett's Actor Training

Playing for your Audience Course 1

At The Gate Theatre, Dublin 

Upcoming Courses

23 - 27 April 2018 | 30 April - 4 May 2018
10am - 6pm daily

A five day intensive practical workshop for professional actors led by Louis Lovett in the Gate Theatre Studio. 

This course introduces actors to theatre making for audiences of all ages.

  • Bridging the divide between the performer and the audience.
  • Our physical presence and how to arrive at a state of calm and openness to our audience.
  • How the actor’s focus can become the audience’s focus.
  • How to bring mischief into your play. Be BOLD in your play and how to FAIL with aplomb.
  • Chorus work. Moving and working as a team.
  • Gauging your audience’s level of excitement, fear, attention or boredom. How? Why? What to do next? 

Also Muireann Ahern introduces

  • European models of theatre practice for young audiences.
  • Knowing our audience and age appropriate work.

Finally... there will be an opportunity to play in front of a young audience to apply some course techniques

To apply please contact with a CV, headshot and brief note outlining why you would like to participate. Please include 'Actor Training' and the preferred dates on the subject line.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16 March 2018.


 Theatre Lovett's Advanced Actor Training

Playing for your Audience Course 2

*Next course dates coming soon*

This week is designed for people who have completed Theatre Lovett Actor Training Course One.

  • From vaudeville to Vanya: an exploration of performance styles
  • Hide and Seek: revealing and concealing technique
  • Sharing the limelight: introduction to advanced ensemble work
  • Moment to moment: the stepping-stones of scene work.
  • I know something you don’t know: The Power of Next or the actor’s power in knowing the next moment… before it happens.

Please note that elements of this course can be modified and delivered in one, two or three day settings.


“I think this is the best workshop I’ve been on, including my full time actor training. I feel inspired and excited and hopeful having done this workshop.”

“Terrific, a very good experience for an actor working in all types of theatre for all ranges of audiences.''

“Theatre Lovett have a wonderful, interactive, caring and insightful approach. Their way of facilitating is inspiring.''

''If this could happen regularly it would be a real gift to a lot of young theatre makers. And not have to leave the country to do it!” 

"The integrity with which Theatre Lovett approach their work is appreciated. The rigour, professionalism and experience shine through.”

“In my career and training to date I have not come across a duo like Muireann and Louis where the fluidity of what they teach is so spot on and inspiring to be around.”

“Louis is a gifted teacher who is not only able to use himself as an expert example but also possesses a detailed understanding of the techniques he employs when performing. He has structured a workshop, which dismantles the complex mechanics of performance and allows people to work on specific technical tools that underlie them. A huge amount is covered in five days, and the work is of equal benefit to experienced or novice performers.”  

“Unquestionably Muireann has raised the standard for theatre for the young in this country.”
Marina Carr, Playwright

(See further information on directors and testimonials under Contact Us)


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