Performing Arts School

Performing Arts School

Blue Teapot Performing Arts School is an accredited provider of training for people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 2010, it was specifically set up to address the needs of those learners who want to gain formal training and certification in QQI creative modules.


Research showed us that, traditionally, learners with an intellectual disability don’t attend conventional theatre schools in Ireland. We recognised the need for this provision to be made available.


Our tutors are all subject matter experts with a wealth of experience in creative arts. We are privileged to work with some of the very best in Ireland in their own careers – directors, playwrights, actors, artists and musicians.

It’s A Cert – You’ll Love Our School!

  • A three year programme, we offer access to training in performing arts component modules leading to certification in QQI Levels 2 & 3.
  • Year One focusCore skills are introduced with a Level 2 General Learning Major Award Modules in Drama, Music, Art & Design, Craft, Non Verbal Communication and Pattern & Relationship.
  • Year Two – Develop skills; a Foundation Level 3 programme that deepens core skills learnt in year one with the inclusion of Drawing, Music Appreciation, Event Participation and an end of term public performance.
  • Year Three – Practise skills: Continuation in all Level 3 modules and the additions of Media Expression and Puppetry. Opportunities to perform or learn backstage work is also included in the final year prior to graduation.
  • In addition, vocational training is also given in dance, theatre production, stage make-up, singing, film studies and literacy.
  • The school’s ethos is to give all our students a quality arts experience of equal importance to that of achieving required learning outcomes.


Further general information can be found in our brochure here or to find out how to apply from

Graduation Ceremony

Blue Teapot Graduation Ceremony featured on RTÉ news – Nov 2016



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