Welcome to the Dublin Central School of Acting

DCSA was founded by casting director Gillian Reynolds to help people pursue their dream of a film and television acting career.
Our aim is to provides a creative space for people who are new to the Industry to learn the craft of Film and TV acting, working with trained and experienced professionals. It also enhances confidence and presentation skills.

Courses are now completely booked out for Adults until Janury 2023.

Our next available in person 10 week all day Saturday course starts on Saturday 25 February from 10am- 5pm for 10 weeks each Saturday.Exact dates below.

Our next available ONLINE  10 week Wednesday evening course starts on March 8th 2023  from 6.30- 9.15pm for 10 weeks each Wednesday evening for people who live outside of the Dublin region and find it difficult to travel for classes or have to work on Saurdays!

The School also provides specialised courses for professional actors who are interested in brushing up on their film acting skills with guest tutors- our last one was Patrick Bergin. We will be having a 5 day course  for more advanced students starting on Saturday January 21st for 5 weeks each Saturday. We are combining the Stanislavski and Advanced Acting course together.

We would like to say a Special Congradualtions to some of our former students: First off Luke Hanlon who Wrote/Directed/Acted in the Feature Film which was just shown in Galway Film Festival before it will go on release- “The Troubles a Dublin Story” and to Ray Malone who stars in the movie in a leading role! The film is being recieved with much acclaime!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzd0gJa3Sw

Also to Zeff Lawless who starred in the Feature Film- “GOLF Tee Shot”. Not only that he wrote and Directed it! It has also won various awards!

You’ll find some Casting notices and Industry related topics under Blog. Check it out!

Venue for all courses:The Teachers Club:

A 2-min walk from the The Gate Theatre Dublin and Hugh Lane Gallery
Address:  36 Parnell Square W, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 T6V6

– COURSES –

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GET INTO FILM AND T.V.
ACTING FOR NEWCOMERS

– 10 Week Course – 

This course is aimed at those new to the Industry and are particularly interested in Film and TV Acting. The objective is to get you to a level whereby at the end of the course you will have a Professioanl Show Reel and Headshot.

Course Information

STANISLAVSKI:
Intensive Workshop

Two Day course:

10am-5pm

Saturday January 21st and Saturday 28th 2023

This course is a two day intensive course. Places are limited to 14. We are combining this two day course with the 3 day advanced Acing for camera)

Please email for details on what to prepare for the workshops.

Stanislavski developed the method technique still being used by many actors world wide to help them create believable characters with real emotions and actions in the characters they portray. Stanislavski method acting is basically in seven steps.

Run By Elizabeth-Moynihan
– Actress And Writer –
(1 Day)

Course Information

ADVANCED ACTING
FOR CAMERA

3 Day course

Dates Saturday February 4th,11th and 18th.

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.

Dates Saturday February 4th,11th and 18th.

Times: 10am-5pm

Venue: The Teachers Club. Dublin 1.

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

Course Information

TEEN FILM MAKING & ACTING FOR CAMERA

The summer courses are specifically designed for young people with little or no experience in film-making or acting for camera – which is very different from stage acting! There is a choice of two workshops. It would also suit those who are seriously thinking about an Acting career. Please note we specialise in Acting and Directing for T.V. and Film and Commericals.

Dates:TBC




Monday 6th June- Friday 10th June 

(5 days  10.30am-3pm)

Course Information

– SHOWREELS –

Sample SHOWREELS from the 10 week Acting all day Saturday course

– MEET THE CREW! –

Gillian Reynolds

Gillian Reynolds

PRINCIPAL TUTOR:
Get Into Film & TV Acting

Elizabeth Moynihan

Elizabeth Moynihan

TUTOR:
Stanislavski One Day Workshop

Peter Sheridan

Peter Sheridan

TUTOR:
Advanced Acting for Camera for Film /Episodic TV / Soaps

Hilary Reynolds

Hilary Reynolds

TUTOR:
Advanced Acting for Camera for Film /Episodic TV / Soaps

Clelia Murphy

Clelia Murphy

TUTOR:
Advanced Acting for Camera for Film /Episodic TV / Soaps

Ronan O'Leary

Ronan O’Leary

DIRECTOR FOR SHOWREELS:
10 Week Part Time Course

Keith Dixon

Keith Dixon

PHOTORAPHER

Alan Dunne

Alan Dunne

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Patrick Bergin

Patrick Bergin

(Various guests tutors.
Sample – Patrick Bergin)

– TESTIMONIALS –

– Get into Film and TV acting for Newcomers –
Past Students

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
Don Patrick

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

Don Patrick
Thomas Leggett

“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
Serena Barnes

“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
Morgan Bolger

“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

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