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Welcome to PQA Lincoln!


Saturday 19th May
from 9.45am-1pm

We are delighted to be opening our
brand new Academy
at Lincoln College, The Knight's Building,
Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ

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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 team, 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.

I look forward to meeting you on the day!

Hayley Wensley – Principal PQA Lincoln

Meet the Team



Hayley - Principal

Hi, I'm Hayley and I am thrilled to be the Principal of PQA Lincoln!

I see myself as a creative developer and I bring a variety of experiences to the role of Principal. For me, the love of arts and working with young people has always gone hand in hand and I am dedicated to supporting young people with their journey as they discover the arts and the many skills that it can give them, both as an artist and as an individual.

I have worked extensively in arts and education and have written, directed and produced numerous productions, set up and run workshops, master classes and arts projects and have devised and guided groups through Trinity group exams. I have always enjoyed performing; training as a dancer from an early age and taking part in numerous productions but I have mainly been drawn to the work that goes on behind the scenes, particularly writing and theatre design.

Having graduated from Liverpool with a degree in Drama and English Literature, the opportunity presented itself to run a musical theatre academy and during the ten years running this academy I gained a great deal of experience, managing three schools across two counties.

With two pre-school age daughters I decided that it was time to move on and took my previous experience into short-term arts projects that focused beyond musical theatre and branched into other forms of performance and visual arts, as well as working as a freelance writer.

I am a great believer in working collaboratively and I have been very fortunate to work with and learn from some incredible individuals and I have been privileged to build some amazing teams. I met my husband, Noel, shortly after graduating, while working together on a production in Glasgow and he has been an amazing support, now bringing his own knowledge and experience as part of PQA.

PQA's whole ethos resonates very strongly with me and I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful team, with young people's development at its heart, and to be able to lead this new academy and bring so many amazing new opportunities to young people in Lincoln!



Film & Television

Kelly - Film & Television

Kelly is a filmmaker who is experienced and dedicated to working with young people.

Kelly began learning the art of filmmaking at a young age and has gone on to impart her love of the genre to young people, teaching numerous workshops and summer schools, including three months leading film production classes for young people at Camp Cody in New Hampshire, USA. She is currently studying her masters in Media, Film and Television Production having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Media Production.


Academy Assistant

Noel - Academy Assistant

Noel is a musician and sound engineer who got involved in performing arts from an early age and enjoyed acting and singing before graduating onto music and the technical side of sound production and engineering.

Noel has experience in studio and radio production and live sound engineering working on large-scale concerts and conferences and theatre productions. He has played with numerous bands and worked as a live and studio session musician. He particularly enjoyed performing original material and collaborating with others to make new music.

These days Noel has less time to pursue music but enjoys his extensive guitar collection and works and records collaboratively whenever possible. His work demands a great deal of public speaking and Noel has been used a number of times for professional training videos within his industry.

Noel has a great appreciation for all the teams that work behind the scenes and knows the hard work involved. He is thrilled to be able to share his love of music and technology and his experiences as a member of the PQA team.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Lincoln College
The Knight's Building
Monks Road


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