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 Drama and Acting Classes
Our drama 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 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.
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
Registration for Term 1 2018 will take place on Saturday, 1st September and Saturday 8th September from 11am - 4pm
Location: St. Louis High
School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
10% Early Registration Discount if you download the Application Form and post it to us together with a deposit of €100, or if you register on 1stSeptember.
Book early to get the class of your choice!
Post the application form together with a €100 deposit to:
Betty Ann Norton Theatre School & Agency, Cuisle Arts and Cultural Centre,
St. Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 01 280 5921 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
More about our Theatre School
Read more about our Drama & Theatre School
Classes commence at Kindergarten Level and continue up to Diploma, in either Teaching or Acting. You must be 17+ to attend a Diploma class.
Many children who start classes at Step I (Kindergarten) continue with us to Diploma level, from Colleges which are recognised worldwide.
All our students are taught in groups of 12 to a class. We do not have large numbers in any class, as each student must receive individual attention. This a hallmark of our teaching practice in the school.
Students may cover diploma courses from colleges including Trinity/Guildhall London, London College of Music & Media at University of West London, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art etc.
Core Children's Theatre and Core Youth Theatre offer training in Acting, Stage Management and Production.
About Betty Ann Norton
BettyAnn Norton, L.tR.A.MD, L.G.S.M., A.R.I.A.M., G.O.D.A., A.D.A., is founder, director and head tutor at the BettyAnn Theatre School. This is a fully Irish company which operated in Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 for 50 years. A number of years ago, the school was moved to the Cúisle Arts & Cultural Centre, St. Louis High School in Rathmines. A number of well known actors, Directors, Television Presenters, Singers, Journalists, Authors and Barristers have been trained at the School making it one of the best acting and theatre schools in Dublin.
Students from the School have represented Ireland abroad, in Luxembourg, Holland, England, Spain and Japan and received many awards.
BettyAnn is a well known lecturer and examiner and has adjudicated at numerous drama festivals all over Ireland, including the Dundalk International Theatre Festival and the All-Ireland Finals in Athlone. She has written a number of original plays and is an accomplished director and has brought many works to the stage, including a production to celebrate the 50th year of her school - the Irish premiere of "Coram Boy" by Helen Edmunson, adapted from the novel by Jamila Gavin. This was first presented at the National Theatre in 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