About Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy was founded by Helen O’Grady more than 40 years ago. Prior to establishing the Academy, Helen was a teacher and then worked extensively in children’s television as a presenter and producer, and also as a professional actress.
Today, the Helen O’Grady’s programme of self-development has become the largest drama organisation of its kind, with over 100,000 students attending classes each week. The Academy’s ethos of ‘Development Through Drama’ aims to encourage students to be confident within themselves and to communicate well.
Our specially written curriculum and specialist teacher training ensures our students have a balanced, fun-filled lesson every week. Although the structure remains similar each week, each lesson is different and with the different age groups offered, a child can join the Academy at 2 years of age and stay until they are 18 without ever repeating a lesson.