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PQA Bristol

PQA Bristol is a dedicated performing arts school, our Academy runs classes for children and young adults in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre (singing & dancing) and Film & Television.

Principal note:

As Principal of PQA Bristol, I want every young person who trains with us to leave the Academy every weekend with a smile on their face and buzzing with tales from their classes. There is no one 'star' performer at our Academy, they're all-stars, and all will have an equal opportunity to dazzle you in their end of term showcases, full-scale productions, films and mini-projects.

I love my job; I truly do, it's NEVER dull and I wholeheartedly believe in PQA, and what we offer to our students, there isn't anything else like it out there on the market. Having separate Musical Theatre and Comedy & Drama classes really allows the students to hone their skills and learn the history, theory, and background of the practical work they are being taught.
By having a class dedicated to Film and TV, that not only teaches screen acting but how to make a film itself, from pre to post production, PQA really is up to date with the business, and relevant to the opportunities available to young performers today.

We have a fantastic team; everyone is a professional in their field and enthusiastic about bringing the arts to the students and helping them improve key skills as well as their abilities to be performers and creatives. Every one at PQA Bristol whether a main teacher, assistant or cover member is 100% committed to our ethos that by every student being themselves they in turn will be amazing.

PQA Bristol is for children aged 4 to 18 who want to build their confidence, make new friends, take their first steps to becoming professional performers or try something new.
Whether performing is innate in their bones or just a fun hobby, so long as your child is enthusiastic, committed and eager to learn, PQA Bristol welcomes them to come and join in, get involved and learn new skills!

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Academy Details

Opening Times:

Poppets:10:15 - 11:45
Saturday AM:10:00 - 13:15
Saturday PM:13:45 - 17:00

How To Find Us:

Cotham School, Cotham Lawn Road, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6DT

Contact Us:

[email protected]
07443 526244

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Our Modules

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes combine singing, dance and acting. We teach our students a range of…


Film & Television

PQA is the largest provider of Film and Television education in the UK for under…


Comedy & Drama

Our Comedy & Drama lessons provide our students with the knowledge of theatrical forms and…


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