If you do not go after what you want,
you will never get it !

Welcome to the home of Dublin Central School of Acting.

As Film and TV production in Ireland escalates as never before, the Dublin Central School of Acting provides a creative space where people who are new to the Industry can learn the craft of Film and TV acting, working with trained and experienced professionals.

In addition we provide courses for the  professional actor who want to brush up on their skills in various aspects of the craft.

All courses are  designed by Casting Director Gillian Reynolds.

Meet the Crew !

Gillian Reynolds Casting

Gillian Reynolds
Principal Tutor:  for the Part Time “GET INTO FILM and T.V. ACTING” course


Elizabeth Moynihan
Tutor: Stanislavski one day Workshop


Peter Sheridan
Tutor: Advanced Acting for Camera for Film /Episodic TV / Soaps


Hilary Reynolds
Tutor: Advanced Acting for Camera for Film / Episodic TV / Soaps

Clelia Murphy

Celia Murphy
Tutor: Advanced Acting for Camera for Film / Episodic TV / Soaps

Keith Dixon-Photographer

Keith Dixon

Ronan O'Leary

Ronan O’Leary
Director for Showreels, 10 week Part Time course


Alan Dunne

Brendan Harrington Photographer

Brendan Harrington

This course runs every Saturday from 10am – 5pm
The next available course  starts on Saturday 6th October 2018.

It is aimed at those who are new to the Industry with little or no Acting experience and who want to know and explore Film and TV acting -which is very different from stage Acting.

The course covers the following:

How to create a character and back-story

  • How to break a script down
  • Acting for camera – camera angles, eye lines, and framing
  • Improvisation
  • Voice and movement
  • Casting for TV Commercials/Short Films and how you source auditions
  • Audition and Interview technique
  • The Art of Self-taping,
  • Write and make your own short in a day, using theory learned from class
  • How to market yourself within the Industry with no Agent
  • Compiling a C.V.
  • How Actors get an Agent

Our Dynamic 10-Week Course


Available on Saturdays,

From 10 am – 5.00 pm.


This course is also available mid-week running on Tuesdays from 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm, for 10 weeks.
Next available course starts 2nd October  2018 and is run by Gillian and a Guest Film Director.

You are taken on a step by step journey into the world of Film and TV Acting techniques.

How to break a script down

How to create a character and back story

Camera Angles-Eye lines-framing and 180 degree angle

Improvisation-voice and movement

Audition and interview technique

The Art of Self taping

Television commercials and what you need to know

How to get auditions and market yourself within the industry

The CV and Agent


October: Tuesday 2nd,Tuesday 9th,Tuesday 16th,Tuesday 23rd,Tuesday 30th,
November,Tuesday 6th,Tuesday 13th,Tuesday 20th,Tuesday 27th,
December Tuesday 4th,
Venue:The Central Hotel.Exchequer Street.Dublin 2.
Fee: E300 for 10 weeks
We have a follow up course starting after Christmas for a further ten weeks.
After completion of this two term course- we bring in a Professional Photographer
and Film Crew- where your headshots are taken and your Monologue recorded-edited and
sent to you as your showreel to kick start your career in the Industry.

Testimonials for the “Get into Film and TV acting for Newcomers”

James Larkin“The Dublin Central School of Acting course with Casting Director Gillian Reynolds was absolutely amazing. Best 10 weeks I’ve had.I’m a newcomer to this.This is the course definitely to go to. Gillian will drive you on to better heights and growth.”
James Larkin

James Larkin“If you’re thinking about doing this course I’d seriously advise it .I absolutely enjoyed all 10 weeks.
It’s sad it’s coming to an end now. I’d really recommend it. Gillian’s great.Learnt loads.”
Thomas Leggett.

James Larkin“I loved the course and met some fab people and Gillian is fab.”
Eleanor Prendergast

James Larkin“I loved the course.I recommend it highly. Gillian’s a star. Just do it!”
Don Patrick

James Larkin“I have to say I never did anything like this before but I would do it again in a heartbeat.It was great.”
Serena Barnes

James Larkin“I really enjoyed the course and I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking to start getting into Acting. The tuition was great. Gillian was very helpful and practical. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”
Morgan Bolger

Advanced Acting For Film | Episodic T.V. | Soaps
(3 Day Course)


This course is aimed at those who have some training and experience in acting – but need hands-on experience with Film Acting. The course covers Soaps, Episodic TV, and Film Acting, and the techniques required for each format.

Stanislavski: A One Day Intensive Workshop Run By Elizabeth-Moynihan
(Actress And Writer)
 This is suitable for actors who have some training and who want instant knowledge of the Stanislavski Method without the trouble of having to plough through books – often with quite bad translations.
The Method empowers actors to use their imagination, senses and emotions to create real performances that are founded in the ‘truth of the moment’. Lots of actors use this technique, like Julia Roberts, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

Stanislavski was a Russian actor, director, and teacher, and he co-founded the legendary Moscow Arts Theatre. He created  a ‘system’ for actors to use in rehearsals. This ‘system’ was to develop an understanding of the motivations, obstacles, and objectives of any character in every moment. All of these elements will be discussed.
Elizabeth will also cover the following:

*The Classic Stanislavski Warm-Up
*Basic Stanislavski exercises.
*Loggerheads and the art of improvisation.
*Justification of an action.
*Room Re-Call.
*Portrait Exercises
*The Moment before …
*Inner monologues.
*Building a character.
*Hot seating.
Venue: The Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Date: Late October 2018-TBC
Fee: €65
Teen Acting For Camera-Film and TV- Is A 5 Day Summer Course
(For 13- 17 year olds.)

This course is specifically designed for young people with little or no experience in film-making or acting for camera – which is very different from stage acting!

Any questions please just call or Email



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