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!
    Mum of Thomas
  • 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.
    Finley's Dad
  • 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!
    Mum of Louis
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!

Find Helen O'Grady classes near…

We have 18 Helen O'Grady clubs listed on Class4Kids:

  • Bristol

    Saville Place
    Bristol, BS8 4EJ

  • Sheffield

    St Andrews Road
    Sheffield, S11 9AL

  • London

    Holy Trinity Church

  • Northampton

    7-9 Burns Street
    Northampton, NN1 3QE

  • Orpington

    The Orpington Methodist Church
    Orpington, BR6 9JH

  • Orpington

    The Orpington Methodist Church
    Orpington, BR6 9JH

  • Rochdale

    Black Pits Rd
    Rochdale, OL12 7SL

  • Bridport

    Through East Street Car Park
    Bridport, DT6 3QE

  • Ashby De La Zouch

    High Street
    Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1WN

  • Welling

    Harris Academy
    Welling, DA16 2PE

  • Stoke Newington

    Bouverie Road
    Stoke Newington , N16 0AJ

  • Cardiff

    Fidlas Road

  • Cardiff

    Fidlas Road

  • Cardiff

    Fidlas Road

  • Chorley

    Union Street
    Chorley, PR6 7LN

  • St Helens

    Volunteer St
    St Helens, WA10 2AY

  • Nottingham

    Foxhill Road
    Nottingham, NG4 1RL

  • Maghull

    Liverpool Road North
    Maghull, L31 2HP


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