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Congratulations to all our Happy Days Students 

on our Wonderful Awards Days!!

They were truly a celebration of our Happy Days Students Talents! 

Not  only did our Students receive outstanding Exam & Feis Results, Awards & Medals  but all Students received Certificates   of Achievement as well! 

Our Happy Days talented bunch also entertained us with wonderful performances of Drama, Dance, Singing, Poetry, Prose and lots lots more !

They also showed their artistic talents through designing and painting their scenery and props as well as creating the wonderful stage make up . Sharing some of the skills they learned through our Workshops during the year! 

What a great year and what a wonderful talented bunch of Happy Days Students we have !

Well done to Sheila and Alice on Goggle Box!

Congratulations to all all Happy Days Students who took part in our Awards Days!

It was our chance to celebrate the wonderfully talented Students we

have in Happy Days. 

The Students got an opportunity to share

what the love in all their classes from Plays to Poetry. From Hip

Hop Dances to Songs from the Musicals! 

What· a way to end a

very exciting and successful year!


Congratulations to Sheila for being voted

Registrar of the Philosophical Society,
in Trinity College.

Sheila is the highest ranking woman in the Society!!

The oldest debating society in the country!

Happy Days is so proud!

Well done to Jessica for having her short story recently published in the Irish Times!

Congratulations to all the
Happy Days Students
who participated in the
Speech and Drama Teachers Festival in Stillorgan!
What a great weekend, we were so proud of everyone.

Congratulations Jessica

who has won a scholarship to the

Royal College of Surgeons

Transition Year

MiniMed Programme.

 A Big Well Done!!

Congratulations to all those who just took their Speech & Drama Examinations!
What a great experience for all those involved!
The Examiner complimented the Happy Days Students on their wonderful attitude professionalism and sense of enjoyment.

A big Well Done to everyone!

A big round of applause for Hana's performance in the

Pepper Canister Church

last Friday Night!

Congratulations to all those involved with the launch of the new

YAM website

 in Wood Quay!

Your performance was spectacular.
And both the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Lord Mayor of South County Dublin
thoroughly enjoyed it and our sparkely triblies certainly 
set the tone for an exciting launch and fun filled day.
Well done to all those Happy Days Students who were involved!!

Congratulations to
Hana Kelly
 for her wonderful performance on the

 Beo Show!

We have hear a whisper that followning her outstanding performance we well may see Hana again on the Beo show.
So don't forget to keep an eye out!

Well done to
Rebecca O' Connor
for her wonderful performance in

'Jigs and Reels'!

A wonderful night and sudden adult death syndrome is such a worthy cause.
A Big Thank You to all the Happy Days Crew who came to support!

Congratulations to
Sheila Naughton
 for being Nominated for the
 Leinster School of Music and Drama High Achievers awards!

Congratulations to
Lucy Phibbs
on a magnificent performance
as Beauty in

"Beauty and the Beast"  



Well Done

to all those involved


'Happy Days at the


It was a wonderful successs!

For Photos of the Show from TLC Photography Click Here!
Password for the show on

the TLC Photography

Website given out at show

or available in class.

Congratulations to all those involved  filming  in the BBC Drama written by
 Victoria Wood

" Loving Miss Hatto".

The director complemented you on your wonderful proffessional performances and attitude!

Happy Days for Oscars!

These are “Happy Days” indeed with the news

that light hearted short film “Pentecost”,

has been nominated for an Oscar!

“Pentecost” featured 12 students from

Happy Days School of Performing Arts! 

Well done to all concerned!

For more info and to watch

the trailer click here!

Happy Days

at the Helix!

Our BIG SHOW was held on Sunday the
25th of March 2012 in the Helix Theatre!

Congratulationt to all involved! What a wonderful day!

Mixing arrangements of classic and modern Shows from Broadway and the Westend plus original and well known songs…



Congratulations to all the Happy Days Students who performed in the

"Noise Moves!"

Festival in the Civic Theatre! Congratulations,
it was a wonderful success!

A big congratulations to all Senior Students who were involved in recording their own original songs and music in the Rua Red Recording Studio during the year!

Hope everyone enjoyed their CD which was complementary with our 'Happy Days at the Helix!'  DVD


The Seniors also were out on location making music videos !

Ben Morris, Winner of RTE's 'Fame the Musical' who gave Master Classes in Musical Theatre Blessington!

Congratulations to all the Happy Days Students who performed in the

"Noise Moves!"

Festival in the Civic Theatre! Congratulations,
it was a wonderful success!

This is the sesond year in a row year Happy Days has entered and it was a very impressive line up! Well done !


Congratulations to all the Musical Theatre and Dancing Students for the great success of their show
'From Glee to Broadway'
  in aid of the Tramway Theatre, Blessington.

It was a fantastic day filled with Singing Dancing and lots of fun and laughter and raised €3,000 for the Tramway Theatre!

Dance Workshops!

A big Congratulations for all those who took part in our Dance Workshop with Louise Costello, the dancer in residence with South Dublin County  Council recently!

It was a wonderful success! With Students having great fun and gaining new skills as well!


Happy Days Student scales new Heights!


Happy Days wishes to congratulation Piers Ryan on  his climb of Mt Kilimanjaro in June in aid of the Childrens Hospital Crumlin!
Happy Days was delighted to support  this wonderful cause.

RTE programme ' Nationwide' interviewed Piers at his last training session. This was shown on June 15th at 7pm while Piers is doing his Climb.

Many of you will know Piers from our shows he was Mr Sowberry in the Matinee production of Oliver and he appeared in film Penticost ! He also was one of the Stage Management team in 'Happy Days at the Helix!'

Piers is the only member of the Climbing team from North County Dublin. He is a senior member of 'The Happy Days School of Performing Arts' in Swords & has been a pupil there for 10 years.

·············· Piers was part of a team of 13 teenage boys & 5 mentors preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.The boys are all Transition year students from Belvedere College in Dublin. Their training for this huge event continues & to date they have been away climbing Croagh Patrick, training weekly in the Wicklow Mountains, climbing Slieve Foy in Carlingford, the Galtee Mountains Tipperary & the Burren in Co.Clare. RTE programme ' Nationwide' interviewed Piers at his last training session. This was be shown on June 15th at 7pm while Piers was doing his Climb.

········ The team· have chosen 'OUR LADY'S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL' Crumlin, Oncology Department as the charity they wish to do the climb for and have visited some of the children in the unit.

······· Piers and his team left Dublin on June 12th & return on June 24rd .Mt Kilimanjaro is the 4th highest mountain in the World ( 19 341 ft) It takes approx 7-10 days to reach the summit.

······ Piers thanked Happy Days School of Performing Arts for our  fundraising support······


Ben Morris Winner of RTE's 'Fame the Musical' to give Master Classes in Musical Theatre!



Watch Antony & Cleopatra directed by Simon Godwin. At the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. 

In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, James Bond: Spectre) and Sophie Okonedo (Chimerica, Hotel Rwanda) play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Antony & Cleopatra is streaming for free 7pm UK time on Thursday 7 May.

Available until 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May 2020. The running time is 3 hours 8mins with a short interval. It is subtitled. 

This filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A and contains some staged violence and flashing lights.


Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are Shakespeare's fated lovers in Antony & Cleopatra, streaming now, until 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May. 

Watch Antony & Cleopatra on YouTube.

Innua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles, streams from 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May. Bookmark it on YouTube.


Innua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles, streams from 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May. Bookmark it on YouTube.

Barber Shop Chronicles

A never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play, about the places where banter is barbed, and the truth is telling.

Streaming from 7pm Thursday 14 May until 21 May.

Find out more

Ben Morris Winner of RTE's 'Fame the Musical' gave Master Classes in Musical Theatre!


We are thrilled to announce that Ben Morris, Winner of RTE's 'Fame the Musical' competition gave Master Classes in Musical Theatre to our Senior students!

These classes were held in Blessington at the regular class time and were provided at no extra cost!
Ben is best known in Ireland for being voted the winner of 'Fame the Musical' which was broadcast over ten weeks last year on RTE One. Ben has just returned from Holland, where he was an original cast member of the new Gary Lloyd production of Hair (Tour including Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam).

Other theatre credits include ‘Nick’ on the Irish Tour of Fame the Musical having won the role on the RTE TV search. Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy Theatre, West End), Jesus Christ Superstar (National Concert Hall, Dublin), Listen to my Heart (Smock Alley, Dublin), Oh What a Lovely War (Irish Tour), The Shadow of the Glen (Union Theatre, London) and Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk (Cork Opera House), Cinderella (Gaiety Theatre) and Aladdin (Eastbourne).

Ben's special guest appearances as a singer include an Irish International Soccer Match at the RDS Stadium as well as being invited by the President of Ireland to sing at her Garden Party in Áras an Uachtaráin. Film & Television credits include: The Tudors, Divestment, Delphine and Detained.

Ben is from Tallaght, Dublin. At 18 he moved to London to train on the three year Musical Theatre Degree Course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (under full scholarship) graduating in 2007.

Congratulations to Ben in the Movie "Earthbound"

Congratulations to Ben in the Movie "Earthbound"

Well done to Ben and his parents for braving the artic conditions in December and heading into the city to make his debut performance in the movie "Earthbound". Photos coming soon!