The Gaiety School of Acting is an Irish drama school. It is located on Essex Street West in Temple Bar, Dublin 8. The school was founded in 1986 by actor and director Joe Dowling, who currently serves as the chairman of the school, in response to the lack of full-time actor training in Ireland at the time .
In addition to the two year full-time course the GSA also runs many part-time and youth courses in locations all around Ireland.
(Note: No validation agreement is actually in place, the Gaiety offers no qualification) Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 6°15′56″W / 53.345014°N 6.265579°W