What We Offer
We are proud to be Ireland’s longest standing theatre school with over 60 years’ experience in teaching speech and drama to the highest standards. Our tutors are experienced and dedicated, with many of them being past pupils of the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School.
We have a rich archive of performance and teaching material collected over decades that is unparalleled in other facilities.
Our goal is to provide students of all ages with clarity of speech, confidence in communication, creativity, and a lifelong love of the literary and theatrical arts.
Grade Exams and Diploma Qualifications
Our speech and acting classes can take exams from beginners at Kindergarten level right through to performance and teaching diploma level. Our grade examinations and performance diplomas are examined by Trinity College London, and at the higher level allow for UCAS points. We offer preparation classes for diplomas in Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Communication Skills, and Speech and Drama Performance and Teaching. More information on our courses for internationally recognised diplomas here.
Participation in our Productions
Large annual productions for students of all ages in December/January, poetry and prose recitals at various intervals throughout the year, participation in the Feis Maitiu competition in April/May, an end of year showcase of the original devised work of our students, as well as a large production for teenagers in the summertime – often at OPW venues including Dublin Castle, Rathfarnham Castle, Farmleigh House, and the Pearse Museum.
Even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have managed to carry out our full production at Christmas as well as smaller productions throughout the year. Examples of past productions here .
Casting and Agency Work
We offer a Talent Agency Service for all our 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. More details here.