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Drama classes for tots, kids and teenagers in Kildare and Meath.

Friendly classes structured around key aspects of performing arts including dancing, singing, stagecraft and acting for camera.

Brennan Academy & Agency submit students for auditions and are experts in TV/Film audition preparation.



Click here to view details of our 2018 Summer Camp, online applications are now open!


Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July



Girls Presentation School, Maynooth


Juniors Age 3 & 4 Years

10.00am - 12.00pm

COST €55

Age 5 - 7 Years

10.00am - 1.30pm

COST €90

Age 8 - 11 Years

10.00am - 1.30pm

COST €90

Seniors Age 12 - 17 Years

2.00pm - 5.30pm

COST €90


10% for 2 children

15% for 3 children or more





LEIXLIP (Monday class)

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th September 2018


MAYNOOTH (Tuesday class)

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th September 2018


ENFIELD (Wednesday class)

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th September 2018


ACTORS LAB (Friday class in Maynooth)

7th, 14th, 21st & 28th September 2018






Brennan Performing Arts - #Bapa

Posts by Fiona, Andrea, Ronnie & Laura





Molly McCann - Role of Emma Tate - Never Grow Old - Feature Film

Rachel Lynch - Role of Rosie - Earthly Bonds - Short Film

Charlotte Favre d'Echallens - Voice-Over - 'Purple Turtle'

Ronan Millar - Voice-Over - 'Zing' for TV series 'Purple Turtle'

Evie McNaughton - Electric Ireland Commercial

Rachel, Elise & Tara - 'Lidl' - Commercial

Megan & Kate - 'Trocaire' - Christmas 2015 & Lent 2016 Commercials

Ryan - 'Ulster Bank' - Commercial

Rachel Lynch & Ronan Millar - Anna Karenina - The Abbey Theatre

Leia Murphy - Vodafone - Online Commercial 

Rachel Lynch - Skoda - Commercial 

Rosie Regan - Commercial - Today FM 

Ronan Cooney - Featured Boy - Ireland's Ancient East Commercial & Print Campaign 'Bedtime Stories' - Bord Failte

Tara Carpenter - Commercial - Featured Girl - SKY

Mark McKennan - Commercial - SKY

Tara Carpenter - Print Campaign - SKY

Senan Jennings - Commercial - Elastoplast

Charlotte Favre d'Echallens - Pundit - Aldi Rugby Panel - Six Nations

Molly McCann - Katie - Featured Girl - McDonald's

Mark McKenna - GAA Commercial

Sebastian, Ryan, Alex & Jonah - Online Commercial - Laya Healthcare

Isobel Kelly, Dylan Hennessy, Ciaran McCarthy, Cormac Gardiner, Megan Maher, Elbha Sherlock, Cian Loughlin, Naomi Sebastine - Comedy Sketch - Des Bishops 'This is Ireland'

Clodagh McCarthy - Commercial & Print Campaign - Irish Rail 

Aisling Loughlin - Commercial & Print Campaign - Avonmore

Glen Nee - Feature Film 'Zoo'



PHONE: 087 9734211


If we are unable to take your call please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Please email all summercamp, stage school and booking enquiries to:

For all other enquiries please email:


For new members registering for our Drama classes in September (not current BAPA members)

please call Laura on 087 9734211 or email




Welcome to Brennan Academy of Performing Arts and Stage Schools (BAPA!) Each term students work on various styles in dance and singing from musical theatre to pop and technique work – in drama-acting on camera, script work, character work and plenty of drama exercises that are a lot of fun, allowing students to be creative. All classes are done in a fun and safe environment, encouraging students to immerse themselves in the performing arts that have many benefits e.g. confidence, social and creative development. We are constantly introducing new material across the board and keep classes fresh & exciting for all!

The Aim of the Academy is to give children and young teens the chance to be the next bright new thing – learning a craft for life or just as importantly to become a more confident, more energised and all rounded young person who makes new friends and learns new skills in a fun and exciting environment.

Our sisters and principal tutors Noella and Laura (both professional actors, singers and highly experienced drama tutors) always speak of the amazing feeling they get from working with young students. "Every class is fresh, new and thrilling. We constantly see students discovering talents, excelling in performance skills and others overcoming shyness or a lack of confidence. Children amaze us with their capabilities and their personal achievements."

Another teacher in our stage schools is the very talented actor/director Ronnie McCann. He's a familiar face to many having been a regular in BBC’s Casualty for three years as well as working on EastEnders, The Bill, Doctors and Taggart to mention but a few. Ronnie is delighted to be leading the Acting for Camera workshops.

Students of our stage schools in Kildare and Meath also have the opportunity to audition for professional work through the Brennan Academy Agency. Please see our 'Student Success' page for a list of credits (ranging from TV productions to international films) that our students have under their belts. We also host annual shows in which students showcase their work over the last year to parents/friends and these are always eagerly anticipated. Each of our stage schools has it's own show so it's always an enjoyable experience for children and audience guests alike.

Brennan Stage Schools are here for you and your children, everyone has a creative side it just needs the opportunity to be unleashed, developed and expressed. We look forward to working with you all. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any concerns or queries you might have about enrolling your children in our stage schools.  We're a very welcoming theatre school and keep our core family values at the heart of everything we do.





Last Updated 28/06/2018