Children's Speech and Drama Classes

Castleknock | Dundrum | Dun Laoghaire | Ranelagh | Rathmines

Read on to learn about our Children’s speech and drama classes on offer. 

Children’s Speech and Drama Classes

Step 1 Speech and Drama Class for preschoolers (Ages 3-5 montessori-junior infants) This 1 hour class provides a great introduction to the world of speech and drama. Poetry speaking, mime, stories, improvisation, exercises for clear speech, and lots of fun games. This is the youngest of our children’s speech and drama classes.

Step 2 Speech and Drama (Ages 6-8 senior infants-2nd class) This 90 minute class bridges the gap between step 1 and the junior class. With the options to take part in Feis Maitiu poetry competitions and an Initial speech and drama examination at the end of the year. 

Junior Speech and Drama Class (Ages 9-12, 3rd-6th class) This 2.5 hour class is broken into the speech class — poetry speaking, exercises for clear speech, reading aloud, story-telling and public speaking — and drama class — group scenes, improvisation, mime, and character work. Trinity College London Exam Grades 2-5

Check out our speech and drama classes for teenagers here or read on to learn about our additional classes for children in film, musical theatre and creative writing.

Additional creative classes for children available:

Film-Making: This class involves an introduction into the world of film-making. The students will learn all about how the film-making process works including camera angles, shots, sound effects, mise-en-seine. Write, direct and produce your own short film for presentation at our Mixed Bag recital and competitions.  

Creative Writing & Devising: Learn to write stories, poems, screenplays, plays and more. Storytelling and improvisation are taught as part of the development process. These can be entered into creative writing competitions, or form the basis of performance pieces for some of drama classes.


Term Dates

Term 1: Monday September 26th – Sunday December 18th 2022 inclusive with a 1 week break Saturday October 29th-Friday November 4th inclusive. During this term students will be working on a group performance piece. Enrol for Term 1 here

October Midterm Course: Tuesday-Friday November 1st-4th 2022. Enrolment details TBC.

Term 2: Thursday January 4th – Wednesday March 15th 2023 with a one week break Monday-Sunday February 20th-26th. During this term students will work on performing Irish folklore tales for St. Patrick’s Day as well as solo and group performance material for competitions and Speech and Drama exams Enrolment details TBC.

February Midterm Course: Monday-Friday February 20th-24th 2023. Enrolment details TBC.

Term 3: Monday March 20th-Sunday June 4th 2023 inclusive with two week break for Easter Monday April 3rd – Sunday April 16th. During this term students will work on solo and group work material for performance in solo and group competitions as well as Speech and Drama exams. A final performance on the final week of term.

Easter Midterm Courses: Monday-Thursday April 3rd-6th and Tuesday-Friday April 11th-14th.Enrolment details TBC.