Take2 Performing Arts School

Tullow Hall, Brighton Road, Foxrock, D18 X0E8

Pamela Hughes

M.A. (Dramatherapy)

F.I.B.S.D.(Fellow of the Irish Board of Speech & Drama) 

L.I.B.S.D. (Licentiate of Iriah Board, Teaching Diploma, First Hons)

L.L.S.M.D. (Licentiate Leinster School Music & Drama, Hons)

A.L.C.M. (Associate Teaching Diploma, London College Music, First Hons) 

I.A.C.A.T. (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists)

Pamela Hughes runs a highly successful Performing Arts School which was established in Foxrock, Co Dublin in 1988 and is South Dublin’s longest-running Stage school.  Pamela has been involved in performing arts all her life, she attended Drama classes from the tender age of 3 and thus the story began! Pamela oversees the running of Take2, adjudicates at various Drama & Musical Theatre Festivals throughout Ireland, is a senior examiner for the Irish Board of Speech & Drama and works on a consultancy basis as a communication coach. She is also the Chairperson of the PAEI (Performing Arts Educators of Ireland).

Our Classes

Musical Theatre

Now booking for September 2024

Classes are held on Saturdays & cater for students 3-15 years

Current Take2 students take priority on the waiting list – followed by siblings & past pupils.

Speech & Drama

Now booking for September 2024

Classes Monday-Thursday afternoons/evenings

Classes are available for all age groups.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 to ensure lots of individual attention. Exam & Feis preparation.

Monday 5.30-6.30pm 10-13 years 

Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm 11-13 years 

Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm 13-16 years 

Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm 7-9 years

Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm 15-17 years 

Thursday 3.30-4.30pm  5-8 years

Thursday 4.30-5.30pm 10-12 years 


Meet The Team

Pamela Hughes


M.A. F.I.B.S.D. L.I.B.S.D. (First Hons) L.L.S.M.D. (First Hons) A.L.C.M.  I.A.C.A.T. (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists)

Sophie Griffith

Drama & Little Stars Coach

B.A. Ed (Bachelor in Education, Primary School Teacher)

L.I.B.S.D (Licentiate Teaching Dip, First Class Hons)

A.I.B.S.D. (Associate Teaching Diploma, First class Hons)

Shauna Griffith

Singing Coach

B.A., L.I.B.S.D. (Licentiate Teaching Dip, First Class Hons) A.I.B.S.D.(Associate Acting Dip, Hons) A.I.B.S.D. (Associate Teaching Dip, First class Hons).


Shauna landed her first film role at the age of 5 playing a leading role in short film ‘Pluck’ directed by Nessa Hardiman.

Eimear McKenna

Drama & Little Stars Coach

PME – Professional Masters of Education, Secondary School Teacher.

A.I.B.S.D. (Associate Teaching Dip, Hons)

L.I.B.S.D. (Licentiate Teaching Dip, Hons)

Alan McGrath

Creative Director & Choreographer



Patrick James

Singing coach

Aifric O'Donnell

Speech & Drama Coach

A.I.B.S.D. (Teaching Diploma, Hons). M.A. Theatre Practice


Caroline O’Boyle

DRama Coach

L.I.B.S.D.(Licentiate Teaching, Hons) A.I.B.S.D. (Associate Teaching Diploma, Hons)


Kevin Maher

Speech & Drama Coach