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PQA Stroud

PQA Stroud is a dedicated performing arts Academy, with classes for kids and young adults in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre (comprising dancing, singing and acting) and Film & Television.

Our Stroud Academy serves the Five Valley's, running every Saturday 9.45am - 1pm & 1.45pm - 5pm at St. Matthew's C of E School in Cainscross. We welcome students aged 6 - 18 within the Nailsworth, Chalford, Minchinhampton, Stonehouse, Eastington areas as well as from slightly further afield such as Painswick, Dursley and Frampton on Severn.'

Principal note:

Welcome to Stroud PQA where we pride ourselves on being slightly different..... as a mum of three, I understand that parents want different things for our children some simply want to see their child grow in confidence, whereas others see PQA as the first step towards a career in the performing arts.

At PQA Stroud, we aim to tailor classes to the needs of individual students, and as a consequence, we see a natural growth in confidence through building good working relationships with other students, as well as with industry professionals. We don't audition at PQA, we nurture and develop skills. However, we do also offer opportunities to be seen in the local arts scene - there are the usual showcase performances at the Cotswold Playhouse; film premieres at the Cineworld in Gloucester, and we also try and get involved in other local performance events.

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Academy Details

Opening Times:

Saturday AM:09:45 - 13:00
Saturday PM:13:45 - 17:00

How To Find Us:

St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Church Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4JE

Contact Us:

[email protected]
0800 531 6282

Meet The Stroud Team

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Musical Theatre

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Film & Television

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Comedy & Drama

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