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ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE, DUBLIN

SUNDAY 1st TO SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2018: Now booking for "Singin In The Rain Jr" or call 091 556274.

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Teenage Stage are delighted to partner once more with St Columba's College, Dublin in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking summer school locations in Ireland.

Situated close to the city and airport, it is a seven-day boarding and day school for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18. Founded in 1843, this stunning College occupies 150 acres in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains overlooking Dublin Bay.

Notable alumni include actress Victoria Smurfitt, and U2's Adam Clayton (who's bass guitar take's pride of place in the "Big School Room" of this wonderful summer camp venue!)

High Quality student accommodation in same gender boarding houses with 24/7 supervision.

Beautiful dining facilities, excellent catering, state of the art rehearsal rooms and purpose built stage.

Live finale of singing in the rain Jr at 5pm in the Big School Room to an invited audience!

How to get here...

FROM DUBLIN CITY CENTRE (40-45 MINUTES)

Take the N11 southbound following signs for Wexford, passing the Montrose, Radisson and Stillorgan Park hotels on your left. About 2km past the Stillorgan Park Hotel, turn right at the next major set of traffic lights (Whites Cross junction) onto the R113 (Leopardstown Road). At the roundabout just past the entrance to Leopardstown Racecourse, take the second exit (continuation of Leopardstown Road, R113), go straight through set of traffic lights with Bewley's Hotel on your left, keep left at the next large roundabout following sign for Sandyford/Stepaside (R113) (do not go onto the M50), then take second exit off next small roundabout (continuation of the R113).

Continue straight through two more sets of lights, passing Lamb Doyles pub on your left. The road then widens for a short while and you can see the M50 motorway underneath. At the next set of lights, turn left onto College Road, keeping the motorway on your left hand side. Continue to the end of College Road (T-junction), turn left passing under the motorway fly-over, and left again at the little roundabout onto Kilmashogue Lane. St. Columba's College is on the left about 50 metres up Kilmashogue Lane.

Alternatively go to Terenure via Rathgar and follow the road to Rathfarnham. At the Yellow House pub turn right, then left at the Tuning Fork pub, and follow the winding road to Whitechurch (Grange Golf Club on your left). Take the first exit off the roundabout, past Whitechurch National School, then straight on under the fly-over for the Southern Cross motorway and left at the little roundabout. The College is on the left about 50 metres up Kilmashogue Lane.

FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT ON THE M50 SOUTHBOUND (30-35 MINUTES)

On leaving Dublin Airport, follow the signs for City Centre and then exit at the first junction marked M50 (this is the ring-road motorway around Dublin). When on the M50 motorway (Southbound), go through the toll bridge and continue until Junction 13, exiting the motorway when you see the sign for Sandyford and Dundrum. Keep left as you come down the hill towards a large roundabout, following the sign for Rathfarnham onto Brehon Field Road. (This will take about 20 minutes, depending on traffic.)

**Continue straight along Brehon Field Road until you reach the third set of traffic lights; filter left onto Grange Road (following sign for Leopardstown/Dun Laoghaire) and turn right at the set of traffic lights in front of Taylors Three Rock pub onto College Road. Continue to the end of College Road (T-junction), turn left passing under the motorway fly-over and left again at the roundabout onto Kilmashogue Lane. St. Columba's College is on the left about 50 metres up the hill (Kilmashogue Lane).

FROM THE M50 NORTHBOUND

Exit M50 Northbound at Junction 13 (Sandyford/Dundrum, R113), go through traffic lights and take second exit (Ballinteer). Stay in right-hand lane as you come down the hill towards a roundabout and take second exit (Rathfarnham/Dundrum/Sandyford). You immediately come across another large roundabout at which you take the first exit, following the sign for Rathfarnham onto Brehon Field Road - then please follow directions as per above paragraph.**

TO DUBLIN CITY CENTRE FROM ST. COLUMBA'S COLLEGE (40-45 MINUTES)

Leaving the College gates, turn right down the hill to a small roundabout, take the second exit off roundabout onto Whitechurch Road. Follow the narrow, winding road until you come to a small roundabout. Take the second exit off this (following the main road), go straight ahead through the traffic lights (Grange Golf Club is on your right) and continue until you reach a T-junction (a pub called the Tuning Fork is on your left), then turn right. Go left at the next T-junction with the Yellow House pub on the left-hand side, and a large church on the right, passing Rathfarnham Castle on the right hand side.

Go straight on until you reach the canal, continue on the same road and eventually you will see St. Patrick's Cathedral ahead. At the junction you can continue towards Christ Church and the quays for the Northside of Dublin, or turn right towards St. Stephen's Green. Turn right at Christ Church Cathedral towards Dublin Castle and Trinity College.

some recent Testimonials

"Thank you so much to you all who did such wonderful work with Ella and all the other kids. We were so impressed and moved by the production and Ella was full of stories and excitement which has been missing from her life for a long time. It was the best therapy she could have had, worth every penny" Lucy Bingham, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"This summer school is creative, fun and exciting, Well thought-through, artistically, educationally and administratively as a joyful learning experience for teenagers! I wish you every possible success with it, as I'm sure it will be! Lucky participants, something to really enjoy and look back on with pleasure and a sense of real achievement"

Dr. Adrian James PhD
Head of Cert H.E. in Theatre Arts (Southend)
East 15 Acting School. University of Essex.

"Elena, 13, was the only Italian girl on Dublin's Teenage Stage 2017 and it was her very first experience abroad by herself.

She got to meet lovely new friends from Ireland and greatly enjoyed both rehearsals and free time.

The final show was just amazing and one cannot help wondering how those kids could prepare it in just one week.

It made us love Sweeney Todd, a musical that we had never properly appreciated."

Gianluca Di Lorenzo, Parent, Italy, July 2017

 "Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail. She had a wonderful experience with you and benefited hugely from the opportunity to be part of the production of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish (every detail of which has been shared in last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb. Less than 51 weeks to next year!  I'll be checking out the website for Teenage Stage 2018 and Sadhbh's name will be added to list as early as is humanly possible" Edel Meaney, Parent

 

"Emily had a great time and couldn't stop talking about the camp, rehearsals and her friends.  It was a big step sending her away and it was brilliant! We will be interested in next year so please keep us posted. We also enjoyed the show very much, it was great to see all the talents but most of all we are grateful that Emily was part of the group and felt included all the time" Izabela O'Brien, Parent

I would like to congratulate all at Teenage Stage. My daughter Holly had the time of her life and made fantastic memories and friends. The staff were extremely supportive and friendly. I can't recommend this camp highly enough. Holly had no previous experience apart from school plays like most kids but felt at ease with others who had a lot. There was no agenda and they all  gelled very well together even from 11 different countries!. The show was amazing considering you had 6 days to put it all together and was as good if not better than some musical society's produce.  See you next year!

Bobby White, Parent, Dublin, July 2017

"Congratulations on a fantastic summer school. My son Harvey had an amazing time and is already talking about coming back next year!" Claire Dolan, Parent

 "I have sent three of my teens away on courses and always seen benefits but nothing to match yours in all honesty. The Gealtacht is lovely but three weeks is a long time and on reflection, your only young once! and Teenage Stage has a lovely balance of hard work and entertainment for them! Your show was amazing also! Thank you" Deirdre O'Brien, Dublin

"Natasha had an excellent summer school, it's done her the world of good and the production was brilliant, especially impressive as you only had seven days with them, thank you" Annemarie Walker, Parent

"I want to say a big thank you and congratulations for the fabulous week Emily had. She was happy from the moment she arrived and met her room mates right to the end of the production. She talked a lot about the whole week afterwards. She really enjoyed it and appreciated working with such a talented cast. Thank you for the work you put into making it such a successful week and amazing to think you achieved this in such a short time frame" Michele Royliston, Singapore

"Thank you for the email and opportunity for early booking. Nyika was so enthusiastic last summer, she really wants to participate again this year. I have sent in the booking form for her. We were equally impressed with the whole organisation, supervision and support of the summer school and have no hesitation to recommend it to friends" Rita, Parent, Carlow

"Cameron really enjoyed the concept of putting on a show in a week and had never done anything like this before! He was thrilled by the experience so thank you to all the very professional and caring team" Iris Campbell, Belfast

"Wow! what I can I say, this was my first trip away from home and I appeared in a full musical theatre production, made fantastic friends and the evening guest workshops are even better than daytime if possible! Unforgettable" Lynn,  age 16, Student, Switzerland

"This is a fantastic course for any young performer and if there is a better theatre course out there for teenagers, I have not seen it and the production was quite brilliant on the final day" Hugo, Parent, Barcelona

"Thank you so very much for everything you have done and have come to mean for Lily – I cannot begin to explain how much she has gained from Teenage Stage. Just a couple of years ago she came to this country a shy and unsure girl. The confidence, teamwork, passion and ambition that you have helped nurture in her, is invaluable" Lisa Christopher, Parent

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