Welcome to the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Website
With our extensive range of tutors, our theatre school has over 50 years’ experience teaching a wide range of drama, acting and speech classes. We offer a variety of drama classes for beginners, children, teenagers and adults focusing on developing public speaking skills, and confidence and performance skills training.
You are welcome to find out more about class options and pricing by visiting our class guides below.
If you wish to contact Betty Ann, please call 01 280 5921 or email email@example.com
Summer Drama Stage Production: ‘A Little Princess’
Once again, we are delighted to announce that we are running a summer drama production for kids, and our summer production for 2018 is ‘A Little Princess’. This will take place in Rathfarnham Castle on the 10th,11th and 12th of August with rehearsals taking place the two weeks prior. For information about drama auditions, please contact us!
During our performance, the audience will follow the characters through the grounds and the house of Rathfarnham castle as they experience this classic story with a surprising twist!
If you would like to be involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 280 5921
Registration for Term 1 2018 will take place on Saturday, 1st September and Saturday 8th September from 11am - 4pm
Location: St. Louis High
School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
10% Early Registration Discount:
if you download the Application Form and post it to us together with a deposit of €100, or if you register on 1stSeptember.
Book early to get the class of your choice!
Post our application form together with a €100 deposit to:
Betty Ann Norton Theatre School & Agency, Cuisle Arts and Cultural Centre,
St. Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
If you have any questions contact the office for class details - Call 01-280 5921 / Email: email@example.com
More about our Theatre School
Read more about our Drama & Theatre School
Classes commence at Kindergarten Level and continue up to Diploma, in either Teaching or Acting. You must be 17+ to attend a Diploma class.
Many children who start classes at Step I (Kindergarten) continue with us to Diploma level, from Colleges which are recognised worldwide.
All our students are taught in groups of 12 to a class. We do not have large numbers in any class, as each student must receive individual attention. This a hallmark of our teaching practice in the school.
Students may cover diploma courses from colleges including Trinity/Guildhall London, London College of Music & Media at University of West London, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art etc.
Core Children's Theatre and Core Youth Theatre offer training in Acting, Stage Management and Production.
About Betty Ann Norton
BettyAnn Norton, L.tR.A.MD, L.G.S.M., A.R.I.A.M., G.O.D.A., A.D.A., is founder, director and head tutor at the BettyAnn Theatre School. This is a fully Irish company which operated in Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 for 50 years. A number of years ago, the school was moved to the Cúisle Arts & Cultural Centre, St. Louis High School in Rathmines. A number of well known actors, Directors, Television Presenters, Singers, Journalists, Authors and Barristers have been trained at the School making it one of the best acting and theatre schools in Dublin.
Students from the School have represented Ireland abroad, in Luxembourg, Holland, England, Spain and Japan and received many awards.
BettyAnn is a well known lecturer and examiner and has adjudicated at numerous drama festivals all over Ireland, including the Dundalk International Theatre Festival and the All-Ireland Finals in Athlone. She has written a number of original plays and is an accomplished director and has brought many works to the stage, including a production to celebrate the 50th year of her school - the Irish premiere of "Coram Boy" by Helen Edmunson, adapted from the novel by Jamila Gavin. This was first presented at the National Theatre in London.
Some past students of our Drama & Theatre School
Betty Ann has taught many people who are now famous in various areas of the Arts and Business. She has adjudicated all over Ireland and Britain. She loves teaching and her passion shows in her work and the results achieved by her students.
(In Alphabetical order)
Claudia Boyle – Opera Singer
Claudia Carroll – Actor/Writer
Peter Crawley – Critic/Journalist
Jim Culleton – Director
Pádraic Delaney – Actor
Ciara Dwyer – Journalist/Writer
Emma Donoghue – Author
Ruth Gilligan – Writer
Rosemary Henderson – Actor
Amy Huberman – Actor/Writer
Deirdre Kinahan – Playwright
Dervla Kirwan – Actor
Paul Keoghan – Lighting/Set Designer
Áine Lawlor – Television
Justine Mitchell – Actor
Diarmuid Noyes – Actor
Jim O’Hanlon – Director
Hugh O’Conor – Actor
Shane O’Reilly – Actor
Marian Richardson – Radio
Eleanor Shanley – Singer