Centre Stage School's Triumphant Return to Cork Opera House



Posted on: 25 May 2022

Centre Stage School's Triumphant Return to Cork Opera House

After 2 years of online classes, outdoor classes and covid restrictions, the students and teachers of Centre Stage School returned to the Cork Opera House stage on Sunday 15th May for a triumphant end-of-year performance, 'Footwork 2022'.  There was wild excitement from all involved, and there was a very emotional response from the audience. Over 700 students from the Mallow, Charleville and Kanturk area once again graced the boards of Cork Opera House with hundreds of proud parents cheering and clapping them on in abundance.  Dances were performed by all Musical Theatre and Dance classes, as well as the Adult Choir, Dance for Fun (Young people with Down Syndrome) and the award winning Elite Dance Companies.  Ninette Donougher was named as 'Student of the Year', and she also choreographed an Acro Dance piece for the performance. For the first time in the history of the school Advanced Ballet students Sophie Ryan and Ninette Donougher performed a stunning piece to Andrea Bochelli's 'The Prayer'.  Centre Stage School teachers, students and parents are so proud of the show they put together, and wish to thank all those who supported them throughout the past two years. 


Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes