Beckenham classes

Helen O’Grady hold drama classes for kids in Beckenham in the following location:

Helen O’Grady drama classes in Beckenham

Middle Hall
St John’s Church
251 Eden Park Avenue

Transport links: Click on the ‘view on Google maps’ option above.
Parking available in church car park.

Day class held:  Mondays during term time

Class times & ages:

5pm – 6pm Primary (Ages 5 – 11)

6pm – 7pm Youth Theatre (Ages 12 – 17)

Price per (13 week) term: £117 (pro-rata discount for enrolment part way through a term)

Teacher: Luke Dayhill ‘Primary’

Luke is a professionally trained actor having graduated from 2 of the top 5 drama schools in the country gaining his foundation diploma at LAMDA and his masters in acting at The Oxford School of Drama.

His professional acting experience ranges from lead roles in theatres across London including The SOHO Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre and The Tristan Bates Theatre to working on many professional film sets, most notably with Amazon Prime.

Additionally, he comes with a wealth of teaching experience having gained over 5 years’ experience working with children of all ages and skill sets in a dramatic capacity as well as working for various drama teaching companies.

Teacher: Simon Long ‘Youth Theatre’


Simon has had a love for drama for as long as he can remember; the very first step he ever took into drama was in fact by joining this very drama club ‘Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy’. He first started at 5 years old, originally he was a very shy and quiet boy, but as he came to the academy his confidence grew and grew into what you see at his classes today.

His interest in drama and performance increased along with his confidence and his fascination led him to take a BTEC in Performing Arts, earning a Distinction. He has been in over 40 different amateur productions so far, and has started taking roles backstage in professional productions. Now he is studying at the prestigious Rose Bruford College, learning different aspects of performance and theatre.

Simon is also the longest running Helen O’ Grady student in the world and attended his class for 16 years. He has no regrets and lots of cherished memories. He became a teaching assistant in the classes to see what it was like to teach a class, and also to learn the skills he needed to be a good and enthusiastic drama teacher. Simon is now the teacher at the very class he first attended all those years ago and loves every minute of it. He hopes that all the children will have the same fun, fascination and friendship as he did for all the years he attended, and that they grow into amazing people.

Simon is very proud to be a teacher with Helen O’Grady. He cannot imagine his life without drama, and he cannot imagine his life without the ‘Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy’.

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Age ranges

We offer our theatre training and children's acting classes to the following age ranges:

Lower primary - 5 to 7 years old
Upper primary - 8 to 11 years old
Youth theatre - 12 to 17 years old

Find your nearest drama club today by calling 020 8667 9812 or Enrol now

Important dates

Summer Term 2022
Monday 25th April - Saturday 23rd July
Half Term Monday 30th May – Saturday 4th June

Parent Days
A chance to see your child in action during a class, usually in the last 3 weeks of term. Dates will be emailed to all parents/carers.