Speech & Drama Classes

In Speech & Drama the Academy’s focus is provide students with the opportunity to develop their creativity in a relaxed and informal environment.  A wide range of activities are offered, including voice training, movement, mime, improvisation and stagecraft.

Emphasis is placed on personal development and class sizes are kept to a minimum to ensure individual attention for students at all levels.

Performance is central to the study of Speech and Drama at the Academy, and students of the Academy are fortunate to have the facility of the Katherine Brennan Hall, which boasts a large proscenium stage and seats an audience of 200.

The aim of the Academy’s syllabus is to instill a deep appreciation of literature, poetry, acting and the world of theatre. Participation in Drama Festivals and Feiseanna is encouraged and visits to the theatre are arranged and encouraged throughout the academic year.

The drama department links closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company and students have attended talks and workshops at the RSC.  Courses provided in speech and drama at the Academy not only complement but also support learning at both Primary and Secondary School.

Prospective applicants are asked to contact either of the teachers listed below for details of class availability and audition / entry requirements.

Ms Michelle Nolan O’Driscoll
Email: michellnolanodriscoll@riam.ie or speakthespeech@hotmail.com
Phone: 087-7739552

Ms Ailbhe Murphy
Email: ailbhemurphy@riam.ie or  ailbhe@voiceandmovement.ie
Phone: 087 8229423

Please contact Michelle or Ailbhe for further information.