Enjoy the summer holidays. Our new term begins in September on the following dates:


LEIXLIP: Monday 8th September


MAYNOOTH: Tuesday 9th September & Thursday 11th September


ENFIELD: Wednesday 10th September - New Venue: St. Mary's National School



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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.



Term 1

September - November


Term 2

November - February


Term 3  (Show Term)

February - May

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 3T’s (Turning the Tide of Suicide)

100 of our students performed alongside Connor McKeon Band, Paul Harrington and other artists for a fantastic concert in the National Concert Hall which took place in November – all proceeds went towards Charity - The 3T’s (Turning the Side of Suicide)


Action Zambia

Fundraising Total Raised - €2000


Manor Mills - Fundraising 26th Nov

Pieta House - €570

Scoil Mochua - €300

Make A Wish - €140


Past Fundraising:-

Pieta House - €600

Senior Citizens Maynooth - €1,000

Leixlip Youth & Community Centre - €1,000

Scoil Mhuire - €513

Girls Presentation School - €420


1,493 Gambia Pencil Collection





Sophie Fay – Love/Rosie - Feature
Tom Kelly – Love / Rosie – Feature
Rosaleen Byrne – ‘The Canal’ Feature
Rebecca O’Connor – Philianthropy Commercial
Joseph McNulty – Tesco Commercial
Noella – Bord Gais Commercial
Florence Adebambo – IDA Commercial

Martha Fitzpatrick – Fair City





Eoin Meulleady – C&A Still & Commercial Shoot
Ella Hayes – Focus Ireland
Muireann Kane – Renault
Ewan Halligan – Littlewoods

Eve Maher & Ethan Tansey – Electric Ireland

Ross Kavanagh - UPC




Brennan Performing Arts

STAGE SCHOOL ENQUIRIES - Contact Laura Brennan

PHONE: 089 4182693 / EMAIL: 

Office Hours: 10am - 3pm (Monday – Friday)

As we are in classes from 3pm onwards please leave a message and Laura will reply asap. All enquiries welcome!




Teachers, Managers and founders of our stage schools in Kildare and Meath — providing dance classes, drama classes and singing lessons to local children of all ages.
Please call/email us if you would like your child to join our stage schools where they will learn excellent performing arts skills and develop natural talents in a warm, welcoming family environment.




Brennan Academy of Performing Arts and Stage Schools (BAPA!) were established by four sisters, Annamarie, Noella, Fiona & Laura. Our first stage school opened it's door in Leixlip in September 2008 and due to the huge success and popular demand, opened their second & third schools in Maynooth in January 2009 and Enfield in September 2009.

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.


St.Patrick's Day Parade – Maynooth 2014         



Our Little Pigs – Main Show         


Toy Story – Main Show          


Last Updated 6/08/2014