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Come along to our
on Saturday 22nd September
from 9.45am-1pm

Find us at North Halifax Grammar School,
Moor Bottom Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9SU

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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!

Ashley Wade – Principal PQA Halifax

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Ashley - Principal

Hello, my name is Ashley Wade and I am delighted to be the Principal at PQA Halifax.

I started performing at the age of six with a local theatre company and from the moment I first stepped on stage I knew I wanted a career performing.

In 2009 I graduated from Performers College with a degree in Professional Musical Theatre, before successfully obtaining a two year contract working for the Walt Disney Company in Paris.

When I returned to the UK, I set up base in Halifax working with several local theatre companies and for the past seven years I have been the resident director and choreographer for a local youth theatre company. I soon found that I had a real passion for working with young performers and getting them engaged in live theatre.

As well as a successful career on stage, I have more recently found a love of working in front of the camera. Most recently, I have appeared on C4's award winning period drama 'The Mill', playing the small role of Spinner (series two). I have also worked for various corporate companies helping to train and educate industry professionals and featured in the 2015 promotional footage for the Rugby World Cup.

It was always a dream to one day open my own theatre school and PQA offers so many fantastic opportunities. By being able to share my passion and encourage each and every pupil is so rewarding and I cannot wait to welcome you to my Academy and share this with you.


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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

North Halifax Grammar School
Moor Bottom Road
West Yorkshire


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