Each of our Academies offers at least two performance opportunities a year which can be attended by friends and family. These showcases might be a musical theatre compilation or a full play or musical. The work can be devised, improvised or scripted and exposes the students to a variety of performance styles. Some Academies also stage plays and musicals at external professional theatre venues in their local areas. These showcases are a great opportunity to celebrate and solidify the hard work and progress the students have made during the term.

Arts & Film Festivals

The Pauline Quirke Academy also gives our students the exciting opportunity to perform at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and runs throughout August each year. In its seven-decade existence, the number of shows, venues and audience members has sky-rocketed.

Our Academy shows are programmed alongside professional shows in order that our students get the full experience of what it's like to bring a show to Edinburgh Fringe.

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