Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School?
We are at Cúisle Arts & Cultural Centre, St. Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

How long is a term?
Each term is 10 weeks. There are three terms in an academic year with an additional 2 weeks Summer Stage Course for our Summer Production .

Can you join in any term, or must you start in September?
You may start in any term.

How many students are in each class?
The number of students varies from class to class, 10-15 an average number.

What age can you start in the school?
We provide drama and acting classes for beginners aged 4, through to Juniors, teenagers and even have acting classes for adults.

Do students take part in productions?
Yes, the school presents three productions each year: A full length play at Christmas, Mixed Bag (free admission) in May and in Summer a promenade site-specific production at venues such as Dublin Castle, Rathfarnham Castle, Farmleigh House and Pearse Museum.

Can I get a Degree and/or Diploma in acting?

Yes, We provide preparation classes for teaching diplomas in the London College of Music and Drama at University of West London and Trinity Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and for acting diplomas from Trinity Guildhall School of Music and Drama – all internationally recognised.