Welcome to the exciting world of Acting Academy Performing Arts School. The school was founded by professional actress Liz Bracken in 2003. Currently Acting Academy holds weekly classes in Swords, Balbriggan and Dunshaughlin and we are pleased to enter our 12th successful year in 2015.
The aim of Acting Academy is to create a healthy learning environment for students to grow in confidence, develop acting skills through activities and performances and keep fit! Our mission is to ensure all Acting Academy participants have fun, make new friends and learn the latest funky dance moves.
All classes in Acting Academy are taught by theatre professionals, with an emphasis on improvisation and storytelling. Students have great fun dressing up and creating their own characters and stories. Through group work participants develop skills in building their self-esteem and emotional awareness.
Each year all students have a chance to shine in our end of year production. Our shows are well known for their creativity and high standards and are always produced in a professional theatre. Our aim is to keep the rehearsal process as fun and inventive as possible. It is always a time of great excitement and offers the students an opportunity to grow in confidence, gain courage and improve memory and team working skills.
What the parents say:
My daughter has been with Acting Academy since 2010 when she turned four years old. My daughter loves it and especially taking part in the show in June. My daughter oozes confidence and this is down to her time spent with Liz, Megan and Andrea. I would highly recommend Acting Academy to everyone.
Erin finds Acting Academy great fun. She has benefited from great coaching in acting, singing and dancing. The end of term show is always a favourite activity and since Erin has started in Acting Academy her confidence has increased. Liz and her team work wonders with the kids.
Our little girl Keelin has thrived in Liz’s Acting Academy. She loves the energy of the session and the balance of learning and having lots of fun. Keelin loves being on stage and has performed so well in different roles. The experience integrates learning and performing in an environment that is inclusive and nurturing of each child’s ability. Keelin loves going to her classes on a Saturday and we all look forward to the culmination of those hours in the high-quality end-of-year show.
Our daughter who is now six years old started the Acting Academy in November 2013. Our daughter did attend another acting school however we found Acting Academy streams groups in a more age appropriate way, therefore our daughter fitted in no problem. Our daughter had completed her first year in Acting Academy and her confidence has blown us away. Never did we expect our daughter to perform in a year end production at The Axis Theatre. She is now aiming to achieve the lead role next year!
I couldn’t recommend the Acting Academy enough, this coming semester will be my daughters third year going and she absolutely loves it, she has met loads of new friends and enjoys every aspect of it from the singing to the dancing. All the staff are great with the kids and make it fun and exciting for the kids whilst they learn.
There are so many drama groups in Dublin it was difficult for me to decide which one to choose. Acting Academy was the only group that came highly recommended as it encompasses acting, singing and dancing. Saoirse completed her first year in 2014 and loved every minute of it. She has only good things to say about her tutors and enjoyed working with them. The end of year show was fantastic, very professional and well acted. We all enjoyed watching Saoirse having the time of her life on stage!
My son Josh joined last September and absolutely loves his classes, despite me thinking he would be to shy! He was devastated when he missed one class because he was sick. I thought he would be nervous about performing his play in public but was on an absolute high before and during it. I was so proud. He can’t wait to start again in September.