The Actors’ Gymnasium launched tonight at Void

The Actors’ Gymnasium, a new training platform for those in the performing arts, is set to be launched this evening at The Void Gallery on Patrick Street.

In perhaps the most significant development in the local arts scene since the City of Culture announcement, the Actors’ Gymnasium will see masterclasses offered to adult drama practicioners of all talents, abilities and experience.

“In order to maximise the impact they have on the community and involve as many as possible, the classes will be held in cultural centres across Derry from the end of April,” says Artistic Director Amanda Doherty.

Initial masterclasses will be offered on voice, Stanislavski and Shakespeare.

Ms. Doherty has already won several plaudits for her business having secured funding from Invest NI and The Princes Trust in addition to awards for Best New Business Idea and a finalist’s prize for Entrepeneur of The Year.

Entertainment at the launch will include live performances from Ronan Kearney and Echo Echo Dance Company.

In order to attend this evening’s launch at Void Gallery or for more information, please contact The Actors’ Gymnasium at: 079.0810.0313 or email: