Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School?

We operate classes out of the following venues:

Cúisle Arts & Cultural Centre, St. Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

New: Wesley House, Leeson Park, Ranelagh 

New: Presbyterian Church, York Road, Dun Laoghaire.

How long is a term?

Each term is 10-15 weeks. There are three terms in an academic year with additional 1-2 week long courses during school breaks and during the summertime. 

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. (Class sizes reduced to approximately 5-8 students during Covid-19).

What age can you start in the school?

We provide drama and acting classes for beginners aged 3, through to Juniors, teenagers and even classes for adults.

Do students take part in productions?

Yes, the school presents three productions each year: A full length play at Christmas, a Mixed Bag of our student-devised work at the end of the year, and in Summer a promenade site-specific production at venues such as Dublin Castle, Rathfarnham Castle, Farmleigh House and Pearse Museum. We also have a variety of poetry and prose recitals throughout the year. 

Can I get a Degree and/or Diploma in performance or teaching?

Yes, We provide preparation classes for performance diplomas from Trinity College London and for teaching diplomas from London College of Music and Drama at University of West London.