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PQA Greenwich is a dedicated performing arts school in South East London, with classes for kids and young adults in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre (singing & dancing) and Film & Television.

Offering exciting performing arts lessons for children and young people, our Greenwich academy operates from The John Roan school every Saturday from 9.45am-1pm where we welcome students from 4-18 years from the Greenwich, Blackheath, Deptford, Charlton, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Woolwich, Eltham, Abbey Wood, Thamesmead & Plumstead areas.

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Note from our Principal:

At PQA Greenwich students are always working on EXCITING performing arts projects, musicals, plays and films. We are passionate about every student's individual journey with us, and the whole team works hard to ensure each student is given the opportunity to become the best performer and filmmaker they can be.

Our aim is that all students reach their creative potential during the time they spend with us. Every student has something unique to offer, and we believe it's our job to nurture, encourage and develop it!

We would love to show you what we do here at PQA Greenwich! If you're interested in a FREE Taster Session, please email or call us for a chat, and we'll arrange for you to visit the Academy. Alternatively, you can register your interest online.

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We look forward to welcoming you to PQA Greenwich!

Carole Bowles
[email protected]
07901 893136

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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

Meet the Team



Carole - Principal

Carole Bowles worked for 15 years as a professional performer and actor/musician in a range of acting roles for touring theatre companies around the country.

Over the years she has worked with companies such Cracked Mirror and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith as well as being a performer/workshop leader in a number of Shakespeare Globe Theatre Education projects. She has also made several screen appearances in TV, commercials and corporate training videos.

Since completing a Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Carole has worked extensively as a Performing Arts Skills teacher, director and manager on a range of Theatre Skills Education projects for young people in London and the South East.


Comedy & Drama

Ashleigh - Comedy & Drama

Ashleigh is an actress and writer from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Graduating from the MA Acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a distinction in July 2017 she went on to co-produce the critically acclaimed Maiden Speech feminist theatre festival at Theatre N16 in Balham (for which she wrote and performed in her dark comedy play 'Daisy, like the flower').

Ashleigh is passionate about giving young people a solid & varied training in acting and believes in the power of drama to develop a strong sense of confidence and identity. She also believes in having fun and laughing a lot in the process!


Musical Theatre

Tom - Musical Theatre

Originally from the West Midlands, Tom has previously worked as a PQA Poppets teacher and as a Musical Theatre teacher in the West Midlands. His passion and commitment to the subject that he loves is evident in the enthusiasm that he brings to every class.

From a young age, he has been a member of many Amateur Dramatic Societies, where he has undertaken lead roles such as Michael Spofford (Witches of Eastwick), Tony Forte (Copacabana), Edwin (Summer Holiday), Luther Billis (South Pacific) and Harry (My Fair Lady). Tom then went on to undertake the lead role of Jimmy Smith (Thoroughly Modern Mille) at the Old Repertory Theatre in Birmingham.

Tom has also achieved an LCM Diploma in Musical Theatre, Grade 3 in Jazz Piano, Grade 4 in Tap and Ballet and RADA Bronze Level.

Having made the move to London and now in his second year of study at Arts Educational Schools London, Tom is really excited about starting work with the students at PQA Greenwich.


Film & Television

Idris - Film & Television

Idris is an aspiring Cinematographer currently working as a Lighting Technician on short films, feature films, music promos and commercials.

A graduate from Ravensbourne with a First Class Honours in BA Digital Film Production, he has a real passion for narrative, experimental and dance cinema.

Idris has directed, produced and shot a range of short form pieces. He loves Cinematography and Filmmaking and is looking forward to working with PQA Greenwich to inspire the next generation of young film makers.



Dannii - Poppets

Dannii has had a passion for performing from a young age. She has gained a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre after graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017.

She has spent recent years perfecting her choreography skills by taking on the Dance Captain/Assistant Choreography role in six productions. As well as teaching a range of classes including, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap and Heels/ Commercial.

After recently returning from an interactive touring Pantomine of Aladdin, she is extremely excited to be joining the teaching team and is really looking forward to working with all the wonderful Poppets at PQA Greenwich.


Poppets and Academy Assistant

Danielle - Poppets and Academy Assistant

Danielle has been part of PQA Solihull since it opened in 2013 and has worked there for three years as an Assistant, Poppets Teacher and Academy Teacher.

Currently studying for a BA (Hons) Musical Theatre degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Danielle has worked on many PQA productions including West End performances and regional shows as a choreographer, singing tutor and director.

She wrote the Poppets most recent show of 'Alice In Wonderland' at PQA Solihull, which was thoroughly enjoyed by students and parents alike. She is thrilled to begin working at PQA Greenwich and cannot wait to meet and work with the talented students!


Film & Television Assistant

Stef - Film & Television Assistant

Stef is a Digital Television Production BA(Hons) student at Ravensbourne with a passion for production and being behind the camera.

When not filming and producing documentaries at university, she is a keen street photographer. Stef enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others and is really looking forward to working with, and supporting, the students at PQA Greenwich.

A keen writer and editor, she aims to produce and write for television shows and documentaries in the future.


Academy Assistant

Adam - Academy Assistant

Adam graduated in 2012 from East 15 Acting School with a BA (Hons) in World Performance. Since graduating he has worked on a number of tours both Theatre In Education and Pantomime. He has also performed with residential fringe theatre companies over the past few years. He has also performed on screen and has also worked as a performer/host in three top UK London attractions.

Adam is a part of an improvisation troupe and is also a keen writer and blogger. Most recently he has been part of a Victorian murder mystery theatrical event in Kew Bridge. Adam's future goals are to open his own theatre school and charity.

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Saturdays 9.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

The John Roan
Westcombe Park Road

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