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We operate on Saturdays from 9.45am–1pm and 1.45-5pm, where we welcome students aged 4 to 18. Each week students have sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, led by our fantastic team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

We are always working on exciting projects which feature our students performing in a variety of different roles, in musicals, plays and films.

We are passionate about every student's personal journey with us, and the whole team work hard to ensure every single student is given the opportunity to become the best performer they can be, and reach their potential creatively. Every student has something unique to offer, and it's our job to encourage this and develop it!

We would love to show you what we do here at PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup. If you're interested in a free taster session, please call us for a chat and we'll arrange for you to visit the Academy, where Principal Joseph will be on hand to assist you. Alternatively, you can request a brochure  or enrol  online now – we look forward to welcoming you to PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup!

Joseph Dewey
07885 581936
[email protected]

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"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 Film/TV actor having worked with directors such as Bryan Singer, John Landis and Danny Boyle. He is currently attached to play leading roles in two major films. Along with acting Joseph is an Award Winning Director for his debut short film and a published novelist. Joseph is currently directing two short films and two feature documentaries as well as being commissioned to write two more novels. Joseph is also owner of production company Chipped Productions, helping up and coming writers and actors achieve success within the film industry.


Comedy & Drama

Amy - Comedy & Drama

Amy trained as an Actor at Rose Bruford College (BA Hons), and at ALRA (MA). She has performed on stage and screen throughout the UK & Germany.

Stage credits include Confessional & The Builders at Theatre 503, Where's Mrs Santa? at Canal Cafe Theatre, and A Tune of Two Muses at the Pleasance Theatre. Film credits include Happy Toys and Diagnosis both BBC Films, FIGHT - Signature Pictures, and the lead role in Grimsby Girl - Hidden Door Productions. Amy also writes her own comedy characters, and performs them on the comedy circuit. She is co-founder of Fun-Size Theatre company.

Amy has over 15 years' experience of working with young people, and loves passing on her passion for comedy and drama to the fantastic pupils at PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup.


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.


Musical Theatre

Emma - 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).



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.



Academy Assistant

Janine - Academy Assistant

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.


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.

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

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Hurst Road
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