Speech & Drama 2022-07-02T18:21:20+01:00


Fluent Expressive Speech | Grade, Public Speaking, Acting Exams | Introduction to literature

Trading Faces Speech & Drama Centre was first established in 1992,  to encourage fluent –  expressive speech  and to develop imagination and self-confidence.

Working with the Leinster School of Music & Drama to prepare students for Grade – Acting –  Public  Speaking Exams  (to Diploma level).

Venue: Ardilaun House Hotel

Day & Time: Monday Evening

All speech & Drama courses run from September to February.


(8 – 12 yrs)
3.30 – 5 p.m.


5 – 6.30 p.m.

All class groups are small in number to ensure individual attention.

Junior courses available:

Pre-Junior & Junior Drama Class

Enjoyable course encouraging personality development and self-confidence.
Class will introduce literature in a fun way – through contemporary and classic script – improvisation – mime –  and characterisation through the script. Students are prepared for child friendly Acting exam.

Pre-Junior & Junior Speech Class

This course develops relaxation methods –  breathing –  tone  – poetry speaking – reading aloud.
Students explore literature (Poetry & Prose) and Theory.
Speech & Communication games are popular with this age group. Students are prepared for appropriate child friendly Grade exam.

Teenage courses available:

Teenage Speech Class

Encouraging fluent speech –  correct method of breathing –  emphasis on articulation and pronunciation through poetry – prose –  drama  –  theory. Students prepared for Grade exam.

Teenage Drama Class

Designed to build on confidence  –  self-esteem  – introducing students to characterisation    – costume design –  improvisation – classical and modern drama pieces. Students are prepared for Acting exam.

Teenage Voice Class

Focusing on fluid speech- Communication skills –  prepared and unprepared – to both formal and informal settings.
The course concentrates upon relaxation – breathing –  resonance – modulation of the voice.
Students are prepared for appropriate Public Speaking exam.

Adult Speech Training is designed to suit each client’s brief

Adult Speech Training page