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The Wooden O Drama Course

Fees:   Registration Fee: €220
            Government Levy: €200

Kinsale College has established a reputation for providing an exciting and innovative Theatre Training, attracting students nationally and internationally.


Taught by professional theatre artists, the Wooden O Theatre course allows students to develop creative expression within a group environment that is supportive and inspiring. Kinsale College has a unique,  purpose-built amphitheatre providing students with a perfect space for rehearsal and public performance. Students also perform in venues outside the college and take productions on tour. Links are maintained with the professional theatre, both through the permanent staff and by master classes, offered by visiting theatre professionals.


Theatre classes are practical and, throughout the year, students have many performance opportunities, culminating in a large-scale public performance each May.


Core to the teaching practise in Kinsale is belief in an ensemble approach to creating and delivering theatre.


The course offers students a training in devising their own performance material enabling actors to create their own work and maintain visibility in the theatre industry  after they graduate. 


Course Content


​The Drama and Theatre Arts Course provides a comprehensive actors’  training in the following areas:

• Improvisation
• Characterisation
• Mime and physical theatre
• Movement and voice skills
• Script study
• Audition technique
• Masks
• Devising
• Stage craft
• Performance experience


Past Shows


Course productions have included:


The Shaugraun, The Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, Gaze Not into the Abyss. The Milk of Human Kindness, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Government Inspector, A Flea in Her Ear, Cyrano de Bergerac, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pirates in Short Pants, Romeo and Juliet, Homage to an American in Paris, She Stoops to Conquer, The Hypochondriac, The Rover, Reds Under the Beds, Collage Days, Spaghetti Western.


Students have also created and publicly performed many devised shows.

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