What We Offer


Over 50 years’ experience in teaching to highest standards. Experienced, dedicated tutors, many of whom are past pupils of the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School. Each student receives a private consultation with Betty Ann Norton.

Our Speech and Acting Classes

Our speech and acting classes range from acting foundation courses for beginners at Kindergarten level right through to Fellowship level. We offer preparation classes for diplomas in Acting and Speech and Drama Teaching and Acting. The curriculum covers public speaking training, drama, movement and mime,  voice,  singing,  stage design,  stage lighting design, make-up, directing, theatre studies, world literature, costume and set design, teacher training and film acting to camera.

Participation in our Productions

A minimum of 3 productions yearly.

Agency Work

Agency Service for all students for casting in Ireland free of charge. Contracts organised, chaperones arranged. We look after all your interests. A percentage of 10% may be charged on fees received by students.




Daisy & Nella Maguire in “Leaves” at the Royal Court Theatre, London

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