Annabell Rickerby

“When I entered the programme I had limited acting experience except having been a member of The Actor’s Studio at The Factory for over a year. I was at a loss as to what to do next because I really wanted to challenge myself and gain confidence as an actor. As it turned out taking part in The Programme granted me just that; I was on my feet, with thirty other actors of varying degrees of experience, some had none at all. After nine months of intensive training in a competitive yet nurturing and supportive environment the change not only in myself but everyone else was obvious. We were in a place where we could explore and expand the ability within ourselves and were guided by exceptional teachers.”

Annabell Rickerby
Ally Ní Chiaráin

“​Having enrolled in The Programme, I thought there could be nothing better than the excitement of knowing that I was going to spend the next 9 months coming into Bow Street doing what I love. I had no idea that 9 months later I would leave The Programme a completely different person. Inspired and challenged to delve into the recesses of character and text by gifted directors, confident in the knowledge and expertise of the mentors and all the team in Bow Street to feel able to take on the world of this creative industry and enveloped by classmates that become true soul-mates – I had no idea 9 months could change my world by so much.”

Ally Ní Chiaráin
Rodrigo Ternevoy

“Undoubtedly a life altering year. A time in my life filled with challenge, joy, hard work, fun, laughter, tears, and much more. I will forever carry this year with me.”

Rodrigo Ternevoy
Adrian Hudson

“I had the best year of my life learning the craft of screen acting at Bow Street. Everything about the place, the people and the training is pure quality. It’s world-class.”

Adrian Hudson
Marcus Lamb

“I had two years theatre training and nine years professional acting experience both on stage and screen and still felt that I needed formal acting for camera training. Bow Street (then called ‘The Factory’) provided a safe and encouraging environment to explore my instrument in a way that I couldn’t in the pressurised environment of a film/tv set. Having trained I feel more comfortable in front of the camera and I feel that I am more aware of my strengths and how I am coming across. It is a great facility for this country’s actors and film-makers.”

Marcus Lamb
 Maria Lopez

“My year in Bow Street has allowed me to grow as an actor, and has given me the strength to look at my work with an open mind and a trusting spirit! It has taught me to follow my instincts and to stay present and truthful in every moment as much as I can.  Being given the opportunity to trust, to try and to fail, without fear, has been one of the most valuable experiences for me. I am a 100% more prepared now for taking on challenges and for constantly rooting for honesty and truth in myself and everything I do. Working full time with such a talented group of actors, and so many interesting and inspiring teachers, directors, agents and professionals within the industry is an invaluable opportunity for any actor.”

Maria Lopez
 Ian Meehan

“My year at Bow Street was one of the best I had, and was invaluable in my progress as an actor. I learned so much about myself as a person. This knowledge I learned is still filtering through and growing, even over a year after I finished. It began at Bow Street.”

Ian Meehan
Elaine Kennedy

“Bow Street is like the craziest roller coaster ride of your life providing the necessary tools to strip you of all inhibitions and boundaries to express your real self through the medium of acting. It is a personal journey of self-discovery in a trusted and safe environment with a team of amazing people. I couldn’t recommend Bow Street highly enough.”

Elaine Kennedy
Nathalie Clément

“The Programme for Screen Acting is a one-of-a-kind course and a truly life-changing experience. I am now equipped with the skills, technique and work ethics I will require as a screen actor. Bow Street shapes professional, committed artists and provides them with a clear understanding of what comes next. Learning every day from professionals demystifies the industry, while also bringing students practical lessons directly from the set. It also allowed us to make invaluable connections with directors, casting directors, agents and talented actors from all over the world. As a graduate, I feel that I have made friends for life during my year at Bow Street, and that I now belong to a talented and passionate acting family. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about screen acting.“

Nathalie Clément
Kelly Byrne

“Doing the full time programme at Bow Street was the best decision I ever made! I was already a member of the actors studio at Bow Street and had learned so much already so I didn’t think it would be that beneficial. Suffice to say I was completely wrong. I had an incredible year where I met life long friends, challenged myself physically and mentally and learned an acting technique that is unique to Bow Street (Gerry Grennell technique) that will forever haunt  my mind, in a good way! Bow Street gives you the opportunity to meet, work and learn from  professional directors that are currently winning awards left right and centre for their film projects (if you want to get noticed by these directors apply and do this course.) However the best thing about this place is that everyone becomes your family, everyone wants to help better each other’s careers. So if you’re just getting started and you haven’t a clue what to do,  Bow Street will help you get started.”

Kelly Byrne
Rob Harrington

“The main reason I applied to The Programme for Screen Acting was to learn how to feel as comfortable on camera as I did on stage. Most of my experience was on stage and I always felt at home while performing on stage. This course is tough and you don’t get results easily. It took me most of the year to get to that stage but I got there. Apart from working with industry professionals, which was fantastic, ultimately I learned to trust myself and my own judgement. I think the results are constant and on going. I finished the course more than a year ago now and I know I am a better actor now than I was when I finished. There is so much to learn on this one year intensive Programme and for me it’s still sinking in. That for me is invaluable.”

Rob Harrington
Ally Ryan

” Quite simply, this has been the best year of my life. A standard of excellence has been maintained by the staff and guest lecturers that has driven myself and others to revolutionise our approaches to acting. My acting has improved a hundredfold since being here. I cannot praise the teaching, atmosphere, and camaraderie forged in Bow Street highly enough.”

Ally Ryan
Janet Hickey

” My place at Bow Street proved a golden ticket to a rare and unique playground of self-exploration. This is not just acting training, this is a life altering experience. The highly dedicated team will guide you on an evolutionary trip into yourself and your work and offer the support and tools to navigate the industry. You will never look back.”

Janet Hickey