Many people in this sector will combine performing with other job. This can be a hard area in which to make a stable career, as very few make it to the top, it can be a rewarding way to make additional money from an activity you’re passionate about. Beyond performance, there are many careers available in the music industry, venues and dance companies supporting the performers and making sure the show goes on.


    design, communication, teamwork, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork, education & training,

Key Facts

atteneded Irish Arts, Theatre & Comedy events
million euro contributed to the Irish economy annually by the music industry

Career and Training Opportunities with...

Gaiety School of Acting

We have been providing actor training in Ireland since 1986, and to this day pride ourselves on instilling hundreds of students every year with confidence, creativity and a love of the arts.

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BIMM Institute Dublin

We know how competitive the music industry can be to break into, so we offer committed career planning and support during your time as a student at BIMM.

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The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin

The Lir offers undergradate degrees, postgraduate degrees and short courses in the area of Drama for theatre, film and TV.

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Career Interview Videos...

Megan McEvoy - Dancer
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Megan McEvoy - Dancer

Sharon Carty - Opera Singer
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Sharon Carty - Opera Singer

College Course Videos...

Performing Arts (Theatre Design) SG235 - Institute of Technology Sligo
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Performing Arts (Theatre Design) SG235 - Institute of Technology Sligo

Music CK104  - University College Cork
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Music CK104 - University College Cork

Irish Music and Dance LM002  - University of Limerick
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Irish Music and Dance LM002 - University of Limerick