The Lir Drama Academy

The Lir Drama Academy2019-07-01T08:26:25+00:00

Project Description

“The Lir” is Trinity College’s new School of Acting and Drama, which we recently completed on the site of the old IDA Centre on Pearse St. The project included the partial demolition of the existing structure and the construction of a new fully equipped school of drama including 3 studios, workshop, class rooms and feature cafe and break out areas. The RC Concrete structure was clad with unique brick patterns and zinc cladding and included inclined walls, feature elliptical window and artwork to the front elevation. Internally contrasting finishes of board marked and fair faced concrete, mild steel, timber panelling combine with resin flooring, coloured glazing and polished plaster to give a truly unique striking finish. The studios and workshop are fully fitted out with state of the art equipment including lighting and sound systems of the highest specification available. The site is located within an existing industrial/retail campus and through planning and construction material delivery timing, all adjoining business’s traded without interruption.

Project Details

Construction Period:

13 months


€3.5 million


The Lir Drama Academy, Pearse Street, Dublin 2


Trinity College

Project Architect:

Smith Kennedy Architects

Project Engineer:

Hendrick Ryan & Associates

Quantity Surveyor:

O’Kelly Partnership