Orla has an MA from RADA and currently lives in London. 

Orla has worked on a lot of physical theatre, ensemble and devised projects, with Her not Him being longlisted for the Bruntwood. She has also worked on a number of immersive shows and is a strong improviser with an audience.

She played Mother in Meat which won best short at the British Horror Film Festival 2018. In 2019 she was seen opposite Stephen McGann in Game Day and as Gwendolin in Private Affairs.

2019 also saw her playing in the ensemble (physical theatre) of The Dutchman at The Tristan Bates Theatre and in Ugly at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Orla also played Oxford in Sea Changes as the role of Maeve.