Summer Course 2020

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Welcome to the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Website

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved founder, tutor and friend, Betty Ann Norton.
Betty Ann passed away on Friday night in the company of her brother, Jim Norton and sister-in-law, Mary Larkin. Betty Ann will be sorely missed by the drama and theatre community across Ireland and beyond.
Funeral Arrangements 
Betty Ann’s funeral will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, Glasthule on Friday, 12th of June 2020 at 10.30am. 
While we can’t celebrate Betty Ann’s life from inside the church, friends and students, both past and present, are welcome to stand guard of honour as Betty Ann enters and exits St. Joseph’s Church in Glasthule. It is important that we maintain a 2m distance and we would appreciate your co-operation with this. 
We will live stream the funeral so that those near and far can celebrate with us. The links will be posted on the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Facebook page.
‘But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor’d and sorrows end’
May She Rest In Peace

Our Theatre School

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. If you wish to contact us, please call 01 280 5921 or email

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Our Classes

Past Students

Click here to see who some of our 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