Why choose us

Why Choose Helen O’Grady Drama Academy?

To give your child the gift of lifelong confidence and creativity, locate your nearest Helen O Grady Academy studio location and have a friendly, obligation-free chat with the local principal today.

Your child will feel energetic, enthusiastic and more positive.
Our classes are fun!

Drama classes with Helen O’Grady are a fun and exciting way to learn acting skills. The joy of learning drama with us will boost your child’s enthusiasm and energy levels, helping them to feel more positive about themselves and the world around them.

Your child will feel empowered and more confident.
The world will be their stage!

We help your child to unleash his or her creativity. Your child will have loads of fun in our drama classes and all the while they’ll be growing more empowered and resilient.

Your child’s conversation skills, listening skills and concentration skills will be enhanced

Communication includes listening, speaking, concentrating and interpreting body language. Your child will learn and practice these skills during every acting lesson.

Our Classes promote Social skills and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

We see each class as its own small, supportive community. In today’s environment social skills are often neglected or underdeveloped. Our approach and purpose is to provide the conditions which stimulate Social and Emotional Learning in our students, to better prepare them for the challenges of School and Life in general. Our programs stimulate the development of emotional intelligence
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Your child will develop qualities for leadership

Most leaders in society exhibit confidence, self-belief and the ability to project their voice so their views are heard. Respect for others, an understanding of self- worth and a resilient nature are necessary qualities in today’s world. Our use of a structured drama environment promotes the development of these qualities in all students. Developing these qualities will not only help your child during their school years, but throughout their entire life.

Your child will learn to think quickly and laterally

Within the security of a structured and fun environment, we encourage your child to develop spontaneity through the use of improvisations and other drama skills activities.

Our environment provides a solid platform for success in the performing arts.

Many of our students have gone on to perform in theatre and commercials and to join specialist Performing Arts Schools. Your child won’t just have fun each week; they’ll be building a solid foundation in the performing arts. We use drama skills as a context for development of the individual. We do not seek to create ‘Actors’ alone but we provide sufficient learning to enable students to take performance or acting further, if that is their chosen path.
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There are special fee arrangements for students from the same family

We love having several family members join. We offer special financial arrangements if two or more of your children attend our classes.
You don’t have any hidden surprises, our fees are all inclusive.

No special clothing is required. From time to time a small “prop” may be used but these are mostly found in the home. Our end of semester and end of year presentations do not require great costuming and attendance costs are kept to a minimum.  We want you to be surprised and delighted by your child's growth and confidence, not ambushed by hidden fees.

You aren’t expected to ferry your child to endless performances

If you’re like most of our parents, you want your child to have the best performing arts education possible, without having to spend extra time outside of normal classes ferrying your child to drama performances.

While public performances are important (and your child will perform at the end of the year in a short, scripted production), the emphasis is on enriching experiences during class time.

Your child will receive recognition

We award students achievement certificates for each full year of attendance, and we give special recognition for other major milestones.
Every milestone, every year – it’s an achievement worth rewarding. We are as proud of your children as you are.

Your child will have the most committed and qualified teachers

Our qualified Helen O’Grady teachers undergo regular, exclusive training. Added to this, each Academy Principal either presents or attends classes regularly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times.

Your child will be joining the premier International self-development Drama Academy

Established over three decades ago, we continue to assist many thousands of students to fully embrace their life adventure with imagination and confidence.

You will be in good company. Your child will join an organisation represented in more than 25 countries and many cultures

We are not a single studio drama Class. Our Principals are Educators; our curriculum is proven and supported; We are a longstanding, serious and respected organisation. We work hard to engender and maintain trust.
Learn about our heritage.

Our Academy Communication Systems

We have introduced an APP, which is available for all participants it has general information but provides specific Academy and class information, too.  It is available for download from relevant system stores.  Upon enrolment a log in is provided, to enable access to the class specific information.

We also have available to our Academies 'Drama Connect', which is our own private social media platform.  Accessed through and with permission of the parent, it is able to foster responsible use of social media.  We strive to develop interpersonal communication not only in the context of our classes but in all areas to which today's students are exposed.