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.
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.
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