In 1979, Helen O'Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall in a Perth suburb and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children, to encourage enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life, ongoing confidence self esteem, skill in verbal communication and
effective social interaction!
What do parents think?
Thomas has loved his time with Helen O’Grady, he couldn’t hide his beaming smile when we went in to see the performances. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your patience with Finley I was so proud of him in The Sword In The Stone – his confidence is really growing.
Thank you so much for giving Louis a passion for acting and for giving him the confidence to perform in front of people, something I never thought he would do!
There are over 50,000 students attending Helen O'Grady Drama classes each week, throughout twenty six countries. In 1994, four Academies were established in the UK and there are now forty nine in operation. Over 15,000 children each week attend classes in the UK; it is anticipated there will be approximately 50,000 students per week attending classes over the next few years.
Developing and having fun!
These aims are achieved through a highly developed, original, drama programme. Each lesson is carefully planned. Curriculum includes introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, mimes to music, language development, structured improvisation, dialogue development, snippets, scene starters, mini-scripts, parent day presentations, end of year productions. Above all, our classes are fun!