South Ring Studio Guidelines

Unit 2, South Ring Business Park (opposite Smyths Toys), Kinsale Road, Cork.

              Please familiarise yourself with the guidelines pertaining to our flagship studio.

  • NOLAN STUDIO. (First floor at the front of the building) Students attending class should enter through the door near the gents toilet and exit through the door at the top of the stairs.
  • FOSSE STUDIO. (First floor at the back of the building) Students attending class should enter through door by the prop room and exit through the door by the fire escape. 
  • SONDHEIM STUDIO. (Ground floor) Students attending class should enter through the door by the toilet at the rear of the building and exit through the door by the second costume room.
  • All primary drama students are required to bring a copybook, folder and pencil to class.
  • For dance and musical theatre classes the uniform and appropriate dance shoes must be worn at all times. No exceptions will be made.
  • Mini Montforts and Primary dance students please arrive in uniform. 
  • Toilets are located on both floors. For mini Montfort and primary chirldren we suggest you bring your child to the toilet before the class commences. 
  • For drama students soft sole shoes must be worn in class at all times. All three studios are fitted with dance floor covering and as a result are only suitable for soft shoes.
  • No student is permitted in a studio without a teacher present.
  • No exit / entry through the emergency door at the front or rear of the building. Both are alarmed and are for emergencies only.
  • All access to the building is through the main door and then through the door leading off reception. Key code access is necessary to enter the building. Both doors must be kept closed at all times.
  • Male and female toilets are located on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor and also a toilet for mini Montforts only.
  • For the protection of staff and students CCTV is in operation in all three studios; Nolan, Fosse and Sondheim. In addition CCTV is in operation in all vocals studio, all public corridors and outside the front of the building and to the rear.
  • Any student wishing to change into dance attire or costumes can only do so in the toilets.
  • A study room is available for any student who has time free between classes only. It is available for any student 5th class and above. If your son / daughter wishes to use the study room you need to let us know in advance. Please send an email to info@montfortcollege.com with the student name / the day and time they wish to use the facility. No student will be allowed to use the room unless we have received an email.
  • No student under 14 years who has permission to use the study room is allowed leave the premises to go to the shop unless permission has been granted from the parent / guardian. 
  • No loitering on the premises. Please arrive to class 10 minutes prior to the commencement of class and please leave the building once your class has concluded.
  • No hot food or hot drinks are permitted in the studio. Hot drinks and hot food is only allowed for show rehearsals.
  • The kitchen area is off limits to all students.
  • Toilets are also for the sole use of students only. 
  • For safety reasons no student is permitted to sit on the window sill in the Nolan and Fosse studios.
  •  With the exception of mini Montforts / DramaKidz parents are not permitted beyond the reception area.
  • The pianos in each studio are for the sole use of the teacher only.
  • We cannot stress enough to parents, guardians and students that the road just outside the studio is very busy and very dangerous. Cars round the corner at high speed and the ambulance service is also based in the business park. Please ensure your child is collected from outside the door and walked by an adult to their car.
  • Procedures For Dropping and Collection of students in the South Ring studio. 

  • DROP OFF 
    Please park in the designated parking zones only. 
    We have been advised by the park management that no car should pull up or stop on the road just outside of the studio entrance. Please park in the designated areas and accompany your child to the reception area of the studio. The park is incredibly busy and traffic will only increase as Christmas approaches. In addition the road must be clear at all times for the ambulance service who are also based in the park. 
  • COLLECTION 
    All mini Montforts and primary students must be collected by a parent or guardian from the reception area or just outside the door. Again there is a heavy flow of traffic in the park and some cars come speeding round the corner. The safety of our students is our highest priority - we cannot stress enough that you MUST collect your son / daughter from the reception area or outside the main door. Please do not allow them to cross the road unattended. Once again the traffic will increase significantly in the lead up to Christmas. 
  • ENTERING AND LEAVING THE STUDIO 
    Please ensure that on entering and leaving the premises that the front door and the inside door is always closed behind you. 
    With the exception of the mini Montforts no parent / guardian is permitted past the reception area. Please wait for your child in the reception area.