Arts & Culture


Drama has a rich tradition in Mount Temple. The school has participated in many European Theatre festivals over the last fifteen years and have travelled to Marseilles, Malta and Holland to perform both scripted and devised plays. Previous productions have also been invited to perform in the Beckett Theatre in TCD and the New Theatre in Temple Bar.

The Project Partnership

Mount Temple has a long standing association with the Project Theatre. Senior students can go to the theatre for a reduced price. Regular theatre trips are organised on weekday evenings. We are grateful to the P.A. for aiding this initiative. For more information, see Ms. Doak.

Junior Drama Club

Drama club meets every Tuesday after school from 3.40 till 5.00. If you wish to book a place, please text Claire at 087-7669948 or see Ms. Doak.

Blast Initiative

Mount Temple is working with the artist Mary Sheehan this term. She will be delivering drama workshops to both junior and senior classes within the school.

London Trip

Mount Temple has been running a London trip for sixth-year students for many years. It is an educational trip where students can attend a workshop in the Globe theatre on their Leaving Certificate play. They also attend two plays and a musical. Students also have the opportunity of attending a number of museums and art galleries.

Deposits are taken for the trip in the final of term of 5th year. If you require more information, please contact Ms. Doak.


Private Music Lessons

Here in Mount Temple students can attend private music lessons.  This takes place within the school timetable.  Students have the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments and with the convenience of this taking place on campus.

The lessons we currently offer are:

  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Guitar

For more information contact Aideen O’Brien

Annual Mount Temple Carol Service

The annual carol service is a very special date in the Mount Temple diary.  It is the only time in the yearly calendar that the whole school community comes together.

Mount Temple gym is transformed into an auditorium that is home to the choir and large congregation of students, staff, parents, and the board of management for the very special service.


It is tradition for the new 1st year students to take part in the service.  Along with the rest of the school, the choir consists of 400 plus students!


The Mount Temple Orchestra is also a wonderful addition to the service.  This is a representation of the amazing award-winning instrumentalists we have among our student body here in Mount Temple.

The Musical – Transition Year

Mount Temple has a strong heritage of Musical Theatre.  This has seen a number of TY musicals run successfully over the years.  It is a large scale production with an ambitious scope that is designed to include TY students’ involvement in all aspects of theatre life.

The flourishing drama scene in the school has inspired many pupils to make a career in the world of theatre and film.

The Musical is open to all TY students regardless of experience and really embodies our ethos of All Different All Equal.

2023 – We Will Rock You

2020 – Little Shop of Horrors

2019 – Hairspray

2016 – Disco Inferno

2015 – All Shook Up

2013 – Oklahoma

2012 – Grease

2009 – Guys and Dolls