Why we do this

The answer is quite simple…because we love it!

Lets face it: growing up can be hard at times.   Considering the stress of social conformity and peer pressure, we at Centre Stage strive to surround the child with a positive creative environment where all personalities can shine amongst friends.

Our staff sincerely love, and believe in, their craft. They firmly stand over the numerous benefits students gain from emmersing themselves in this world of creativity, imagination and dedication. We also adore the creative process which begins with a thought and a daydream, develops as a collaborative process with our students and finally manifests itself as a beautiful, emotive piece of performing art, on stages such as Cork Opera House, the Cork Arts Theatre and The Everyman Palace. 

When we ask students what they like most about Centre Stage, one of the most consistently repeated answers we get is ‘friendship’. Students who are initially nervous or apprehensive on their first day, leave Centre Stage with life long friends, and become welcome members of the Centre Stage community.




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