About Blue Diamond

PICTURED: Kate Sheridan, CEO | Dr. Anthony Walsh, Founder| Niamh Dillon, Artistic Director

What We Do

Blue Diamond Drama Academy aims 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.

Our People
Blue Diamond is governed by a Board of Directors and Trustees who offer their time and experience on a voluntary basis. The board is made up of seven trustees each of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Kate Sheridan

Niamh Dillon
Creative Director

OurHistory & BackgroundInspiration to StageEST. 2016

The first phase of the project, Blue Diamond Drama Academy, opened up in September 2016 and provides students with a two year training course in all aspects of the performing arts including theatre, music, movement and production.

“This is a small attempt to fill the gap at third level for people in Ireland with intellectual disabilities”

Dr Anthony Walsh, Founder

The idea for Blue Diamond Drama Academy began with Dr Anthony Walsh and his wife Susan. Having witnessed first-hand the lack of facilities for adults with a talent and passion for drama, they decided to investigate the possibility of providing a place where adults with intellectual disabilities could come together to learn and grow through the medium of performing arts.

Support a Student

Make a donation today to help put the sparkle in our student's dreams

In order to realise this vision, we need financial support from a diverse range of individuals. It will be used to fund the development of the theatre, school and career paths for students with learning disabilities in the arts world.