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South Manchester Helen O'Grady

Welcome to Helen O'Grady

With over 50,000 students worldwide aged 5-17 years, Helen O'Grady is the most popular drama academy in the world. The academy offers a unique and exciting drama programme for children, designed to build confidence, grow self-esteem, and improve social skills - whilst having a great time in a safe and fun environment!


At South Manchester Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (Or SMHOG as we are known to our friends), our classes run for one hour, after school and in term time. Our curriculum includes introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, mimes to music, language development, structured improvisation, dialogue development and shows - and, of course, lots of fun! To make sure your child enjoys our lessons and method of teaching, we offer a free trial lesson for new students.

Getting started

We have classes all over South Manchester, so simply fill in the enquiry form to register for your free trial.

Register for a free trial lesson or call us on 0161 749 8746

Don't take our word for it

It has been the best ten years of my life and what made it more special was that I had spent the last last 8 years of it performing with my best mate.
TM ~ Altrincham ~ On receiving 10 year award!

A HUGE "Thank you" for all your hard work and encouragement of Holly throughout the year. She has flourished under your guidance and greatly grown in confidence.
GH ~ Gatley Studio

My son attends the drama classes at Urmston. It is his highlight of the week
AJ ~ Urmston Studio

I was so proud of my son at his performance. What a star!
JD ~ Altrincham Studio

If you want acting classes for kids, don't go anywhere else.
NM ~ Sale studio

My children love these acting classes. They can't wait to get there every week
AW ~ Sale Studio

Going to my (Sth Mcr) Helen O'Grady class makes me happy. It is the best time I have all week
A.R. ~ Student

Thanks for your encouragement of Molly. She has flourished under your guidance
DH ~ Bramhall Studio.

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