Welcome to

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy  


We know we can make a

Positive Difference in your Child's Life.

With over 37 years experience we are the best provider of developmental drama.


The Original Childrens' Life Skills Programme

established in 1979, helping over 70,000 children every week in 47countries.


We deliver every week:

  • International curriculum
  • Mature, professionally trained teachers 
  • Fully structured classes 
  • Family values
  • Outstanding results

If you would like your child to join the most popular drama academy in the world, to perform, learn to speak well, learn skills to help them on leaving school, and have great fun at the same time, then act now! Your child will develop the excellent social skills needed in everyday life.


Through our programme they will:

  • speak more confidently
  • improve academically
  • answer in full sentences
  • improve self esteem
  • meet new friends
  • act in plays
  • improve listening skills
  • explore their imagination

and much more - all while having a great time and at an affordable price.

Parents and teachers regularly tell us about the positive life changes,advanced social skills and improvement in academic ability they see in children who attend our programme.

 We operate weekly classes in many areas of New Zealand. See the Map of Studios page for locations near you.




see if your child enjoys our classes by enroling for a free trial lesson

or take the 


4 Week Introductory Trial at $70

Ask about:

  • Our special 4 week introductory trial package to see if the programme is for your child.
  • Our school term payment plan helping you spread the fees over the term.






Click on the Contact Us page


email: enquiries@helenogrady.co.nz 

Call Free   0800 161 131

" Its really cool to be able to act as anything you want to and no one laughs at you, I’m going to be an actor one day "
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