About us

Pamela Hughes

Pamela Hughes


M.A. F.I.B.S.D. L.I.B.S.D. (First Hons)  L.L.S.M & D (Teaching Diploma) A.L.C.M.  Member of I.A.C.A.T. & S.D.T.A.I. 

Pamela Hughes runs a very successful performing arts school which was established in Foxrock in 1988 & is now South Dublin’s longest running Performing Arts 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 was a member of Irish Actors Equity for many years and tread the boards both on stage and screen.

Pamela studied in the Royal Irish Academy of Music & Drama with the esteemed Irish actress Aileen Harte and secured her diploma with the London College of Music. She attended the Gaiety School of Acting under the tuition of Joe Dowling & Pat Laffan. Pamela then went on to study in the Leinster School of Music & Drama and was awarded her Licentiate diploma. She worked in the ‘Adam Acting Academy’ and was involved in producing & directing shows for them. Pamela also worked as a make-up artist in the Olympia, Gaiety and abbey theatres.


Pamela started working as a casting agent in the early 1990s and the ‘Take2  Agency’ is well respected & received within the industry. The agency specialises in young artists, from babies to 25 years approx.

Pamela is a long time member of ‘Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland’ having served on the board for 5 years.

Pamela went back to the books (2009) and was awarded a Licentiate & Fellowship from the Irish Board of Speech & Drama; ‘it’s never too late to learn and broaden your mind, I now empathise even more with my students at exam time’. Pamela then went on to do a Masters in Dramatherapy in NUI  Maynooth  & qualified with a 1.1 in 2018 and is a member of I.A.C.A.T (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists).

Pamela is currently kept busy running the Take2 Agency,  teaching in her school, she also adjudicates at various Drama & Musical Theatre festivals around Ireland. Pamela is a senior examiner for the Irish board of Speech & Drama, and works on a consultancy basis as a communication coach.

‘Teaching & working with young people is my life; I consider it a great privilege to be doing what I love. I still get a buzz from it and every day is special, and I am always learning from my students & clients. When you find a job you truly love you never ‘work’ a day in your life!

We are now  taking bookings for September 2020

Important notice
Please note that current Take2 students in any class will get priority on our waiting list, followed by siblings & children of past pupils. We are happy to offer a trial class / workshop to all new & potential students at the end of the year .

Meet the team

Our team members

Pamela Hughes


M.A.(Dramatherapy) F.I.B.S.D. L.I.B.S.D. L.L.S.M.D. (Teaching Diploma) A.L.C.M. Member of I.A.C.A.T. (Irish Association of Creative Art Therapists) & S.D.T.I. (Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland)


Therese Hughes


Therese has been actively involved in Take2 since 1988.


Shauna Griffith

Casting Assistant

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


Sophie Griffith

Drama Coach

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


Ciara Woods

Musical Director & Dance Coach

A.I.B.S.D. (Musical Theatre).


Carl Stallwood

Singing Coach

B.A. Mountview Performing Arts College, London


Caroline O’Boyle

Drama Coach

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


Emma Murtagh

Speech & Drama Coach


For Bookings & Enquiries Administrator

Therese Hughes
  • therese@take2.ie
  • 086 3098047