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Welcome to PQA Chislehurst and Sidcup Performing Arts School where we provide high quality part-time training in Performing Arts for children aged 4-18 years old.

Our kids and young adults are taught by working professional actors and directors in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & TV.

The Chislehurst and Sidcup academy operates from the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School every Saturday during term time from 9:45 – 1pm and 1:45 – 5pm where we welcome students with the Chislehurst, Sidcup, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Welling and Eltham postcode.

At PQA we cover all aspects of the performing arts industry including dance, singing, acting, screen acting, camera operating, script writing and much much more.

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Note from our Principal:

At PQA Chislehurst and Sidcup we are passionate about each child's individual journey and our academy is run by working actors and directors with credits spanning from Hollywood Feature Films to the London West End. This gives every student an in-depth training into the performing arts industry whilst nurturing their talents and growing their confidence.

We are always working on very exciting projects, from cinema screening to West End performances and it is our job to give every student the opportunity to become the best performer and individual they can be.

We would love to show you what we get up to at PQA Chislehurst and Sidcup. If you are interested in a FREE TASTER SESSION, please email or call us for a chat and to arrange a visit. To keep up with the latest news don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to welcoming you to PQA Chislehurst and Sidcup

Find out more

Joseph Dewey
07885 581936

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Comedy & Drama Classes

Our comedy and drama lessons provide our students with the knowledge of theatrical forms and techniques including: Improvisation and devised theatre to mime, mask, script work and vocal techniques in projection and diction.

Musical Theatre Classes

Musical Theatre classes combine singing, dance and acting. We teach our students a range of vocal and dance techniques giving them the ability to pass from dialogue to song and dance seamlessly within a performance.

Film & Television Classes

PQA is the largest provider of Film and Television education in the UK for under 18s. Our students will discover and develop talents in areas such as script writing, directing and acting for camera.

And so much more! 

Specialist Masterclasses, Quirky Kidz Agency, West End Theatre Shows, Trinity College Exams, Film Festivals, Creative Stages Reports, Local Cinema Screenings, Showcases & PQATV


"We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the whole team at PQA, the show really was amazing! It really showed just how hard you have all been working. We just enjoyed it so much - it was so professional and most importantly, the kids all looked like they enjoyed it so much!"

"I just thought I would say a very big thank you to you and your team. Jacob didn't just enjoy being on stage, he said he loved it! There were a few tears on the way home in the car, mostly because he was so sad it was over. So thank you and PQA for giving him this amazing opportunity."

"My husband and I were so impressed by how calm the children were in the morning and how relaxed the children were with you and your staff. You have all done a great job with the children and the school is so well organised and such a positive and happy environment."

"Thanks to you and your team for putting on the amazing show.  The children were simply amazing and that is testament to all the hard work you and your team put in. So thank you - it was a fantastic experience for them all, not just the show but the focus and preparation required to deliver. It's definitely a skill for life."

Meet the Team



Joseph - Principal

Joseph Dewey is a successful British actor having worked with directors such as Bryan Singer, John Landis and Danny Boyle.

Alongside acting Joseph is an award winning film director and owner of production company 'Chipped Productions'.

Teaching has been a passion of Joseph's for a number of years now and he has worked closely with Vicky Alcock opening Acting Up teaching TV and Film skills to professional actors.

'I wish I had the opportunities that PQA brings when I was young. With the current situation of performing arts cuts in schools PQA is the perfect place to gain confidence and focus on specific talents that no other stage school offers.'


Vice Principal & Musical Theatre

Emma - Vice Principal & Musical Theatre

Emma is from Glasgow and moved to London to train at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she gained an MA (Distinction) Musical Theatre. Prior to training at Central, Emma gained an MA (Hons) Music from the University of Glasgow. Emma has recently played her dream role of Little Red Riding hood in the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. A few other recent theatre credits include: West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), Meet Me in St Louis (Landor Theatre), Side by Sondheim and West End at the Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).


Film & Television

Alistair - Film & Television

Alistair trained on the three year BA Acting course at East 15. Companies worked with include BBC, York Theatre Royal, Touring Consortium, Bill Kenwright, The Young Shakespeare Company and Freedom Studios. He's been teaching and facilitating for just over three years including working as Programme Leader for NCS.


Comedy & Drama

Janine - Comedy & Drama

Janine trained at Newcastle College and Cumbria Institute of the Arts in performing arts and graduated in 2003.

Theatre credits include 'Stepping Out', 'A piece of cake' and 'who's under where?' at the Mill Theatre Sonning, in 'Riot' at the Customs House and Liverpool Everyman theatre, 'A Comedy of Errors' and 'Alex, the warrior and the winter star' with NTC theatre.

TV credits include Byker grove, The rag nymph, Tracey beaker and The Interceptor.



Mollie - Poppets

Mollie started performing at a young age and is an experienced, highly skilled dancer. She has performed on stage in Jack & the Beanstalk, and in Grease at The Orchard Theatre, as well as at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall & Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End.

Mollie realised a love for working with children while assisting at PQA since it opened its doors in 2012, she is passionate about working with early-years students in particular, and is currently studying primary education at university with a view to becoming a primary school teacher upon graduation. PQA Poppets combines Mollie's love for performing with her passion for teaching young children, and she is thrilled to lead the Poppets course at PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup.


Academy Assistant

Nicola - Academy Assistant

Nicola started dancing from a young age and graduated from Millennium Performing Arts in 2014 with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Her theatre credits include: Jack and The Beanstalk (The Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare), Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Norwich), Snow White (Theatre Royal, Norwich) and Gazelle Twin- Unflesh (The Barbican, London)
Commercial work: Charli XCX, The Editors, Gazelle Twin and The Bohicas (music videos).
TV appearances: Blues Clues, A Different Breed, London Tonight, and Mustard TV.
Nicola has recently been involved with a major Hollywood movie due for release in 2017.



Cover Teacher

Lysanne - Cover Teacher

Since graduating from Trinitylaban, Lysanne has been performing, directing and teaching all over Europe.
Acting credits include: Katrine, The Bacchae, Gavin Harrington-Odedra, Blue Elephant Theatre. Romy, Fragments, Birgitta Bernhard, N16 Theatre. Actress, Ross McKim Celebration, Michael Spenceley, Rambert School. Fairy/Starveling, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Laura Colgan, Edinburgh Fringe. Snow Queen, The Snow Queen, Bernie Byrnes, C Theatre. Captain Squanderbag, Honoria and Mammon, Brice Stratford, St Giles-In-The-Fields.
Her creative credits include: Alcina, Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Director to Jenny Miller. Limitless; Classics for Parkinson's, The Battersea Barge, Director/Producer. Jabberwocky Market, Darlington, Assistant Producer. Limitless; Music for Parkinson's, The Wenslock and Essex, Director/Producer.


Poppets Assistant

Meg - Poppets Assistant

Meg trained and graduated in BA(Hons) Musical Theatre from Millennium Performing Arts. She has danced from a young age and always loved teaching children. She has taken various workshops with a primary school in South Wales for their creativity weeks and also performed a Contemporary solo in her first ever Eisteddfod, when it was held in her hometown of Cardiff.
Before moving to London to train professionally, Meg did a lot of work within the 'Dance in the Community' sector in Cardiff – interacting and dancing with people of all ages and disabilities.
Meg does extra work for film and TV – having done 'My Mad Fat Diary 2', 'Absolutely Anything' and 'Yonderland 2' to name a few various titles.
Meg is currently auditioning to further her acting career, whilst teaching Ballet for an after school club and Contemporary workshops at Millennium Performing Arts.


Academy Assistant

Melekia - Academy Assistant

Melekia began attending BRIT Kids and taking Trinity exams for singing at a young age. She has gone on to discover a passion for being behind the camera as well as in front of it as she is currently studying Film and Television at University Arts London.

Melekia started to work with kids as she babysat for clients within her area but it was not until PQA Chislehurst and Sidcup where she was able to combine her passion for performing arts and working with children.



Academy Assistant

Charlotte - Academy Assistant

Charlotte is training at Bird College, studying a Musical Theatre Degree. Her dance training started at the age of six and she has danced with companies like National Youth Ballet at the London Palladium.

She then began developing more of a passion for Musical Theatre and joined the cast of the West End musical Billy Elliot as a ballet girl.

Alongside this Charlotte started to do more singing and acting and she moved to the Musical Theatre Course at Tring Park and began getting jobs like Disney Channel adverts.


Academy Assistant

Emily - Academy Assistant

In 2017 Emily graduated from Kent's brand new, up-and-coming college Cosson's School of Performing Arts with the One Year Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre.

She is an experienced dancer and has had classical singing training since the age of eleven, and at the age of twenty secured her first performing job as a dancer at Haven, where she discovered her passion for working with and teaching children.

Emily's Theatre credits include: "Wizard of Oz" (Central Theatre), "Peter Pan" (Central Theatre) and recently played Jasmine in "Aladdin" which toured the South East. Her TV credits include extra work in BBC Three's "People Just Do Nothing" (Roughcut TV).

Emily attends weekly classes at "Acting Up with Vicky Alcock" and is currently focusing on her Film/TV technique. She most recently took part in Acting Up's TV Showcase, in which many casting directors, agents and established actors attended, including Brian Murphy (George & Mildred), Jamie Foreman (Eastenders) and Michael Socha (This is England) to name a few.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00 & 13.45 - 17.00
Poppets 09.45 - 11.15 & 11.30 - 13.00

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
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