Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art

Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art is Ireland’s most ‘personal’ Drama and Performing Arts School offering a fresh and innovative approach to Drama, Music and Dance which is student-centred and aims to develop creativity and self-confidence.

 Courses are designed to suit students of all ages from six to adult, from beginners through to advanced level. The classes are kept small to ensure individual attention, and they get to know their students so that they can tailor their workshops to meet their needs.


Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art Activities

  • Acting / Drama, Beginers through advanced level, Script, Poetry, Improvisation, Mime & Movement, Voice Work, Mask Work and Play-Making
  • Singing & Musical Theatre, Breath Control, Vocal Technique, Songs of Student’s choice, songs from Musical Theatre Repertoire, Technique for putting across a song etc..
  • Dance Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz and Stage Movement. Other courses include
  •  Make-a-Movie, Playwriting and Performance,  Stanislavski & Physical Theatre



TIME:              Monday evening        7pm – 8.30pm 
VENUE:           Carmelite Community Centre,
(next to Whitefriar St Church Aungier Street Dublin             

This course will suit singers of all abilities and styles and will focus on the joy of singing and developing the personality and style of each individual singer.

Students will work on vocal technique, performance and presentation.

In term three there will be a showcase performance of student’s work.  

TERM ONE:         26th January 2009 – 16th March 2009

TERM TWO:        23rd March 2009  – 25th May 2009                                                              

Cost  per term €220 Deposit €100 payable in advance to secure place.


Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art Courses For Young People

September 2008 – June 2009

Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art Saturday Stage


This part-time stage school is for young people between the ages of 7 – 18 years divided into Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. Students participate in Acting, Dance and Singing Workshops over a three hour period. Junior Stage School takes place on a Saturday morning from 10am – 1pm at Rathdown School Glenageary . Intermediate and Senior Stage School takes place at St Joseph  Church Pastoral Centre Glasthule on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm. Acting class includes confidence building, improvisation, play-making, script, mime, poetry etc. Singing includes Breath Control, Vocal Technique, Singing with confidence, Songs from the Musicals, Songs of your choice. Technique employed whilst for putting across a song, etc. Dance includes Jazz, Modern and Hip-Hop. Dance Drama etc. The year consists of three ten -week terms.

Cost Term 1 €310 Term 2 €310 and Term 3 €340(extra rehearsals)


Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art Thursday Drama Workshops

A fresh and innovative approach to Drama which is child-centred. They aim to release creativity, and develop self-confidence. Emphasis is on participation and teamwork. Workshops are lively and stimulating to bring out the best in our students. Activities include Acting, Mime & Movement, singing, poetry, voice & script work, improvisation through the spoken word and music. Songs from the musicals and of your choice. Costume, mask-work, percussion & play-making.

Drama Workshops for children take place on a Thursday evening in St Patrick’s Church Hall Harbour Rd Dalkey and Rathdown School .

  • Junior 1    6 – 8 years              3 – 4pm                     St Patrick’s Church Hall
    Junior 2    8 – 10 years            4 – 5pm                     St Patrick’s Church Hall
    Intermediate 10 – 12 years    6.30pm – 8pm           Rathdown School
  • Cost – Junior €120Intermediate €150


Irish Academy Of Dramatic Art Youth Theatre

This challenging and enjoyable course for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 years ftakes place at Rathdown School on a Thursday evening from 7 – 8.30pm.  The workshop is drama based incorporating improvisation, script, mime, voice-work devised performance pieces, etc.
Fees €150 per term


They run workshops in the following centres:

Carmelite Community Centre
Whitefriar Street
Aungier Street,
Dublin 2

Pavilion Theatre
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire

Filmbase Curved Street , Templebar

Rathdown School
Upper Glenageary Road
Glenageary, Co Dublin

Phone for all Venues + 00353 – 1 – 2302691


 So whether you want to develop life-skills, pursue a hobby or prepare for a future career we have a course that will suit you.