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 acting and speech classes. We offer a variety of acting 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 bettyannnorton@eircom.net

Download Application Form

SOLD OUT: Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Core Youth Theatre & Guest Artists Presents
An Innovative Adaptation of “The Little Princess”


Based on the novel of Frances Hodgson Burnett, on the 14th, 15th & 16th December at 5pm in the Pearse Museum, St. Edna’s, Rathfarnham. This is a promenade production and the audience follow the performers through the museum.

When the local neighbourhood group in Rathfarnham had a meeting to decide on group activities the Pearse Players are formed and a play within a play is the result. Tickets are now sold out. 

Download The Little Princess pdf

Registration for Term 2

Term 2 commences on Saturday, 5th January 2019.

Registration for this term will take place on Wednesday, 19th of December 2018 from 4.30pm – 7.30pm.

Discounts will be available on this date (19.12.2018)

A second day of registration will take place on the 4th of January 2019 from 11am – 1.30pm.

If you wish to contact Betty Ann, please call 01 280 5921 or email bettyannnorton@eircom.net
You are welcome to find out more about class options and pricing by visiting our class guides below.

Download Application Form

Our Classes

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