Acting

WestSide ActingActing classes at Westside provide a safe, creative space where students can explore and play, promoting confidence and imagination. All ages and levels of ability are encouraged whilst students develop knowledge of the industry and the discipline that this industry requires.

Collective Classes

Provides students with the tools and techniques required for performance while also building confidence. Students learn how to explore texts, explore characters physically and mentally, as well as how to interact and perform in a professional setting.

Audition Technique

Students learn how to prepare for a variety of audition situations, covering etiquette, script preparation, how to take direction and how to make a good impression.

Acting Exams

All Stage school students have the option of preparing to examination level in Acting (Irish Board of Speech and Drama). Acting exams give students an opportunity to work towards a specific goal and to perform their pieces in a non-threatening environment whilst receiving constructive feedback. Preparation for the exams helps to develop focused work, both scripted and improvised and a balance between the technique and artistry of performance.

Acting for Camera

On set etiquette, as well as preparing scripts, and ensuring each student is comfortable in front of camera.

WestSide Agency

Representing students in all aspects of the performing arts.

Summer Programme

WestSide also offer a boy’s only acting class.