Acting and Vocal Studio

Limelight Theatrics is a speech, drama, musical theatre & vocal performance school. Owner and Creative Director, Carmel McKiernan has been encouraging the progression of young people's personal skills over the last 20 years. Working in a variety of schools, Carmel has always had a passion, dedication and a vision that led her to set up Limelight Theatrics in 2009.

Research shows that children who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement, as well as having enhanced cognitive, motor, and social development. The skills developed in the performing arts provide a solid platform for young people to take on greater things in their future.

The Limelight Theatrics programmes offer continued learning outside of school, with a core philosophy of ensuring students enjoy their experience and have fun, all while setting them up to reach their full potential.

Take a look through our site to see what we have to offer, and please feel free to get in touch with any questions!


"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

Oscar Wilde



After a lengthy career in the corporate world, Carmel commenced study with the Gaiety School of Acting in 2003.  Following this, Carmel ran drama workshops for many years, both in schools as well as privately. Limelight Theatrics was officially set up in 2009, offering classes in speech & drama, musical theatre and communications.
Carmel has a BA in Business and a professional certification in Human Resources Management. She holds a Licentiate from the Irish Board of  Speech & Drama, which she obtained in 2012. The Irish Board of Speech and Drama also appointed Carmel as an Examiner in 2020. Carmel has also achieved several national awards for acting in drama and musical theatre.
Carmel is a Certified Instructor with the Institute of Vocal Advancement (IVA).

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