Welcome to the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Website
With our wide range of tutors, our theatre school has over 50 years experience in teaching voice, speech, drama, acting, mime, communications and providing a wide range of courses. We offer a range of classes for children, teenagers and adults aiming to develop public speaking, confidence and performance skills and abilities.
Auditions for our Summer Stage production of ‘The Little Princess’
Auditions for our Summer Stage production of ‘The Little Princess’ are coming up. The show will take place in Rathfarnham Castle 10th – 12th August, and is a promenade production. Rehearsals will take place from Mon 30th July – Thursday 9th August.
We do require applicants to have some acting experience. All ages ranging from 8 years old to adults. .So if you are interested in joining us for an innovative production of a classic tale with a modern twist please get in touch.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 01-280-5921
Fee for our Summer Stage is 250.00 euro. One scholarship available
Previous productions have included ‘The Secret Garden’, Alice in Wonderland’, ‘School for Scandal’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
Registration is now open for Term 3 which commences on Wednesday 21st March & Sat 24th March.
Study Speech, Drama, Mime and Film!
If you have any questions contact the office for class details - Call 01-280 5921 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to register
There are two ways you can register for our new term.
You can download our application form and post it along with the enrolment fee to the
Betty Ann Norton Theatre School & Agency, Cuisle Arts and Cultural Centre,
St. Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
Or alternatively you can register in person any Saturday from 10am - 6pm with Betty Ann at the same address.
A video of our latest production 'The Magical Window' are on sale & cost €10
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 45 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.
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