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Blue Diamond Drama Academy

The idea for Blue Diamond began when Dr Anthony and Mrs Susan Walsh witnessed first-hand the lack of opportunities for young adults with an intellectual disability and a talent and passion for drama. In 2016, they established the Blue Diamond Drama Academy to offer students their ‘big break’ and simultaneously change societal perceptions.

We aim to provide a two year, third level Drama training programme for adults with intellectual disabilities. We are committed to the empowerment and development of talented individuals through the medium of drama and theatre. We are dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to develop their inherent talents, achieve their full potential and pave the way for a future career in drama and the arts.

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Drama Academy

Blue Diamond Drama Academy opened its doors in October 2016 with a troupe of acting students. An extensive, stimulating and varied curriculum of drama and performing arts will be taught to students, three days per week. Following the academic year, students will graduate in June 2018.

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School Hours

Monday to Friday
10 AM to 3 PM

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All funds go toward the development of the theatre, school and career paths for students with learning disabilities in the arts world.


Rent Our Space

A stunning Georgian mansion (circa 1780), located in the heart of South Dublin – once a Dutch Embassy – now a Drama Academy. This house has elegantly withstood revolution, rebellion and recession. Our theatre is attached to the house with its own entrance and is a dedicated performing arts space.

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Blue Diamond Drama Academy are Recruiting.

Blue Diamond Drama Academy are recruiting students for their 2 year, full time drama training in Dundrum, Dublin.

Blue Diamond is the sparkle in my dream‘  Student of the academy

We are looking for adults with intellectual disability with a passion and talent for drama. Successful applicants will be invited to an audition & workshop on 16th or 17th of July.

For more information contact Niamh or Kate by clicking here.

Applications can be found by clicking here.