Helen O’Grady drama academy is Africa’s largest drama school. Globally, there are over 50, 000 students attending classes each week!

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy was originally founded in 1979 in Australia, when Helen O’Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall and commenced affordable after school drama classes for young people from 5-18 years of age.

Her aims provide a self-development drama programme encouraging:

  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
  • Ongoing confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Skill in verbal communication
  • Effective social interaction
  • Performance skills

Her legacy continues and the Helen O’Grady Drama System has now become the largest worldwide drama school of its kind. With an extensive curriculum, dynamic teachers and easily accessible venues, this is a truly community-based organisation, with a strong emphasis on the care of all its students.

This year, students from Helen O’Grady will showcase their talent by performing at the end of year concert to be held at the Roodepoort Theatre on the 23rd to the 25th of November.

Each production will involve various age groups – five to eight; eight to twelve; thirteen to eighteen and eighteen and older. At Helen O’Grady it’s not just the acting or performing, these students work well together and they learn life skills, which helps them to gain confidence and to be a good communicators.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information: send mail to at 08600drama@gmail.com