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Ireland's top screen acting school The Factory re opens in Dublin's Bow Street

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Celebrities all over the country came out in support when The Factory acting programme had to leave it’s premises, but now they have reopened their doors.

Renaming themselves Bow Street, Casting Agent Maureen Hughes, Filmmaker Shimmy Marcus and Manager Paul O’Connor along with Acting Coach Gerry Grennell welcomed the first 33 students to their new venue.

Now in its third year The Programme for Screen Acting and The Actors Studio has a new home in the historic building located in Smithfield.

After five successful years at Barrow Street The Factory has now re-branded and been renamed as Bow Street located in the heart of Dublin. Housed in the old Jameson Building.


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Maureen Hughes said today “We have been working for 8 months to make this vision a reality. We are delighted to be welcoming 33 new students from Ireland and abroad”.

The Programme for Screen Acting was devised in 2012 and is the only one of its kind dedicated to the art of acting for the screen.

Actors such as Jack Reynor, Peter Coonan, Brian Gleeson, and Love/Hate’s Barry Keoghan have all made a name for themself after completing the programme.