Blue Diamond Drama Academy

Blue Diamond Drama Academy was set up for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Dedicated and committed to creativity and excellence in theatre and drama training.

Our Story

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.

Our Space

A Word about Churchtown House. 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.

Our School

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.

Contact Us

Contact Details:

Address: Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Sweetmount Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14


School Hours:  Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm