Echo Acting Galway

At Echo Acting Galway our mission is to provide students with the resources to develop their skills as actors. Your tutor Rena Bryson has over ten year’s experience teaching drama and holds an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Acting in Eight Weeks

During our eight week programme your facilitator Rena will guide you through the world of acting with a fun, educational and passionate approach. The programme is suitable for those completely new to acting or those who want to brush up their skills. Each class uses different acting exercises to build the following skills.

  • Confidence
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Projection
  • Text analysis
  • Physical Theatre
  • Improvisation

Throughout the programme each actor will develop a monologue which will be performed for the group at the final class. This monologue can then be used for self tapes, auditions etc. Each actor will also be presented with a certificate of completion at the final class.

Rena has over ten years experience working with vulnerable children / adults and welcomes students of all abilities.


You can choose to attend on Tuesdays or Thurdays. Both classes run between 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Each group has one week’s break in the middle to allow students time to digest the material and learn lines.

Tuesday classes begin on September 1st and end on October 27th. Tuesday the 6th of October is break week.

Thursday classes begin on September 3rd and end on October 29th. Thursday the 1st of October is break week.


All classes will take place at The Connacht Hotel Galway Dublin Road, Galway, H91 K5DD . The meeting room used is bright, airy, has natural lighting and is ideal for drama classes. The room will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each drama class. You can find a map and detailed directions to the hotel here. There is free parking available.

Acting and Covid 19

Echo Acting put the safety of our actors first. Due to this we will be taking the following measures to insure everyone’s safety.

  • Small class sizes.
  • Focusing on monologue work rather than group work.
  • Actors are instructed not to attend if feeling unwell.
  • If further restrictions lead to canceled classes actors will be refunded.
  • The room will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each class.


An eight week course costs €240.00 (€30 a class). Payments can be made at the first class or via bank transfer.

One on One Classes

Echo Acting Galway offers One on One classes to assist actors with developing their skills, preparing for auditions or completing an individualized programme suited to the actors needs. One on one sessions can take place in person or online.

For enquiries email or call Rena at (086) 8040904.

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Hear from Rena’s previous students

Rena is a brilliant tutor. She is open, knowledgeable and offers you words of encouragement throughout the course.

Lydia Ward

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Thanks Rena for making the acting workshop so open and approachable, I learned lots and left every time with a light heart and happy feet

Nigel Treacy

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