Sign up for the Arts Academy 2019!

The Arts Academy In Association With Queen’s University​

Bruiser Theatre Company is recruiting and we want to hear from you! Taking place in July and August, in partnership with Queen’s University, Bruiser’s Arts Academy is an essential part of the training provision available to young actors in Northern Ireland. Participants will experience visually exciting, rhythmic, choral and choreographic elements for which Bruiser is renowned, culminating in professional performances throughout the Summer.

The START Academy – Age: 12-16 years

Cost: £100 (7-day course)
Dates: 2-8th July 2019
Venue: Brian Friel Theatre, University Road Belfast, BT7 1NN

This new entry level course is designed for young people who love the idea of performing, but may not have had the chance to be on stage before. This course bridges the gap, fast-tracks the audition process and is aimed at confidence building through performance.

Level One & Two Summer Schools – Age: 14 -21 years

Cost: £250 (10-day course)
Dates: 15-25th July 2019
Venue: Brian Friel Theatre, University Road Belfast, BT7 1NN

These courses are designed to inspire and challenge young actors, providing them with the building blocks required to further pursue their acting ambitions. The Bruiser team will be joined by a range of industry professionals to coach and guide participants, holding them to a high standard of practice and providing essential experience and insight into the working world.

Graduate Academy – Age: 18+ years

Cost: £300 (12-day course)
Dates: 29th July – 10th August 2019
Venue: Brian Friel Theatre, University Road Belfast, BT7 1NN

Continuing our commitment to nurturing home grown talent, The Graduate Academy seeks advanced students, with a real passion to make acting their career. Bruiser will create a bespoke and stimulating experience as each participant will receive tailored coaching to help them reach their full potential. Bruiser fosters a robust and supportive network of industry professionals to immerse our actors into this competitive field.  The Graduate showcase will be for an invited audience of directors, casting agents and acting agencies, with the hope that the students will find an agent or gain employment from this event.

For more details, please get in touch:

By email:
By phone: Call Lisa on 028 90243731 or 07813 162961

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