Junior Speech and Drama (3rd-6th Class Children)


SKU: N/A Category:


Junior Speech and Drama (Ages 9-12 3rd-6th Class): This 2.5 hour class is broken into the speech class — exercises for clear and confident speech, reading aloud, story-telling and public speaking, solo performance pieces — and drama class — group scenes, improvisation, mime, and character work.

During our Autumn Term students prepare for a large scale production taking place in a professional theatre. During our Winter and Spring terms students work on a range of solo and group material for presentation in showcases, competitions and for either Speech and Drama, Acting or Performing Arts exams delivered at the end of the school year by Trinity College London.

Locations & Timetable

Term Dates and Fees for 2023/2024

In the school year we have a total of 30 weeks of class, each 150 minute class is €50, total annual fee of €1500.
Enrolment is on a per-term basis and fees are paid per term.

  • Term 1 builds base performance skills and leads up to a performance in a professional theatre.
    • Begins: Monday September 18th
    • Ends: Saturday December 17th
    • Midterm Break: Saturday October 28th – Friday November 3rd inclusive.
    • Performance Dates: December 16th/17th
    • Duration: 12 weeks.
    • Cost: €600.
    • Two week break over Christmas
  • Term 2 works on solo and group performance pieces in preparation for the SDTOI Feis and an Irish Culture showcase.
    • Begins: Monday January 8th
    • Ends: Sunday March 24th
    • Midterm Break: Monday February 12th-Sunday February 18th.
    • Performance Dates: Last week of class
    • Duration: 10 weeks.
    • Cost: €500.
    • Two week break over Easter
  • Term 3 works on solo and group performance pieces for the Feis Maitiu (or internal Feis) and Speech and Drama exams.
    • Begins: Monday April 8th
    • Ends: Sunday June 2nd
    • Midterm Break: no break.
    • Performance Dates: Last week of class
    • Duration: 8 weeks.
    • Cost: €400.


Check out our classes for ages 4-6, 6-8 and teenagers!


Check out our summer camps.

Additional information


St. Louis High School Rathmines, Dun Laoghaire Presbyterian Church, Taney Parish, Dundrum, Castleknock Parish Centre


Monday 5-7:30pm, Tuesday 4:30-7pm, Wednesday 4:30-7pm, Thursday 4:30-7pm, Friday 4:15-6:45pm, Friday 4:30-7pm, Saturday 9:30am-12pm, Saturday 12:30-3pm, Saturday 1:30-4pm