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We are delighted to be opening 
PQA Cirencester
with a FREE OPEN DAY on
Sunday 23rd April 2017
from 9.45am-1pm
at Cirencester College, Stroud Road, Cirencester,
Gloucestershire, GL7 1XA

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Our aim is to introduce the ethos behind The Pauline Quirke Academy, to demonstrate what we do and how we achieve our goals, how your children will benefit from our classes and, above all, to allow your children to get a flavour of The Academy.

Following a brief introduction the children are divided into age groups and get to sample classes in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television (don't worry if your child does not want to join in at this stage, we know that some will be shy, they can just watch and possibly have a go when they're ready). Parents are welcome to stay with their children – of course this happens with the younger groups but teenagers will usually not have their parents anywhere near an unpolished performance!

During the classes parents can have some refreshments, a chat with the PQA staff, and really begin to learn what we are all about! We would also encourage spending some time sneaking a look at your children during their sessions. They really are great fun...
...I look forward to meeting you on the day!

Marie Stimson-Machers – Principal PQA Cirencester

Meet the Team

Marie Stimson-Machers


Marie Stimson-Machers - Principal

Marie studied Film & Television with Theatre Studies at Derby University followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Drama & Contextual Studies at The University of Reading. After one year of teaching, she was promoted to Head of Drama and has continued in this role for 16 years in the local area – most recently as Head of Drama at The Crypt Grammar School in Gloucester.

In 2003 she attained her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Performance Coaching) and also started working for Edexcel as a GCSE Drama examiner. Twelve years later, she is now on the senior team, in the role of Assistant Principal Moderator.

Marie is also a trained Arts Award advisor (up to and including Gold) and after 16 years in Education, has finally 'left school' to run PQA full time, though she can still be 'spotted' doing a little bit of supply teaching!

In her 'spare' time she is also mum to three boys.......!

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Sunday 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Cirencester College
Stroud Road

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