Nurturing confidence, creativity and communication.
Drama classes for all ages across the UK and Worldwide.

The international Helen O’Grady Drama Academy provides students from 5-18 years with a unique drama-based developmental programme. Lessons are designed to promote on-going self confidence, encourage clear speech and nurture their creative talents through a dynamic curriculum that really works. And above all, lessons are GREAT FUN.

The international Helen O'Grady Academy is the only organisation of its kind offering a unique development programme that really works.

It was originally founded in 1979 in Australia, when Helen O'Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall and commenced affordable after school drama classes for young people from 5-18 years of age.


Her aims provide a self-development drama programme encouraging:

  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life

  • Ongoing confidence

  • Self esteem

  • Skill in verbal communication

  • Effective social interaction

  • Performance skills

  • Theatre skills

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Helen O'Grady North Leicestershire have worked with my son for five years and as a result he is able to speak with confidence and let the humorous characters he was too shy to show to anyone outside of the family be shared on stage. It is an amazing leap of confidence that has been nurtured through the amazing teachers we has worked with. Thank you!- Nichola