We specialise in training drama teachers and delivering courses and workshops in Communications and Public Speaking for individuals and groups.

Whatever you are looking for, there is a course for you!

Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama

The Russell Academy has an outstanding record of results in training teachers of Speech and Drama.

This two year course provides expert tuition for those who wish to train for this exciting and challenging career.

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Effective Public Speaking

Our highly qualified team of tutors have developed programmes for Effective Public Speaking which have proved of huge benefit to people needing to use their voice in a public way.

In addition, Russell Academy will tailor courses in Public Speaking for your company, addressing your specific needs.

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Acting for Fun and Adult Scene Study Courses

The Acting for Fun courses enable people to develop confidence and explore their creativity in a relaxed environment. Our Adult Scene Study courses for beginners and advanced students, enable you to explore some great scenes from modern dramatists giving the opportunity for indepth character investigation, stage craft, voice and movement.

We can also design and deliver specific workshops for your group or organisation in the areas of performance technique, movement and voice, script analysis and characterisation.

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Recent Updates

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The Letters screening in NYC


Thanks to Origin Theatre Company’s First Irish Festival! At the screening of Robbie Walsh’s film THE LETTERS on 26th and 27th January, the film was enthusiastically received by our NY audiences. They were engaged.. read more

Public Speaking – February 2023


Griffith College – 18th and 25th February, two Saturday Public Speaking Course. Do you dread public speaking? Are you wondering how to overcome stage fright and tendency to say ‘’um’?.. read more

Scene Study Course for adults – January 2023


Start the New Year with a bang! Working again with Flying Turtle Production at the Ireland Institute, our hugely popular 10 week adult scene study course begins on Thursday 5th.. read more