Introduction to Adult Acting


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Price: €130.00 for UCC Staff, Students, recipients of Social Welfare Payments, Over 65’s. €150.00 for all other applicants.

Starts: Monday 29th April from 19:00 – 21:00 in the Theatre Lab*

Classes will run for 6 weeks on the following dates: 29th April, 13th May, 20th May, 27th May, 10th June, 17th June 2024 (there will be no class on either the May 06th Bank Holiday or June 03rd Bank Holiday)

If you have a hunch about acting, this is the class for you. Discover the joy of playing with voice, gesture and emotion to create character pictures. Discover the power of performance and learn to allow yourself to “be” fully in a public setting. Learn to engage with dramatic text and discover ways of bringing it to life on stage. Learn to have fun and experience excitement by exploring what is possible within the experience of yourself. The class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.


Jack Healy has worked in theatre for over thirty years mainly as an actor and playwright. He has written scripts for the Everyman Palace, and RTE Radio. Most recently, under commission from Cork County Council, he wrote a stage adaptation of the novel, Glenanaar by Cannon Sheehan to celebrate the centenary of his death. Recently he played the part of Michael in the highly acclaimed production of Dancing at Lughnasa at the Everyman Palace, Cork.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Subject to a minimum no. for course to run.

Please contact the course organisers at if you have any other questions.

IMPORTANT: By making the payment for our Introduction to Adult Acting classes, you are consenting to the collection of images, video materials, and sound files of your work in class and the subsequent use of these in communication, social media, and marketing for the Department of Theatre, UCC. If you do not consent, please do not proceed with payment
*Subject to minimum number of participants

PLEASE NOTE: Withdrawal from the programme will be refunded at the following rates:
30 days + prior to the start of the class: 75% Refund
14 to 29 days prior to the start of the class: 50% Refund
7 to 13 days prior to the start of the class: 25% Refund
Less than 7 days prior to the start of the class: No Refund, participants will be offered the option to join a class taking place at a later date.


Please note the Department of Theatre will receive your contact details so as to email you with any necessary information regarding the course.