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We are looking for creative, inspirational individuals to open their own Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts.

If you have a passion for the performing arts and a desire to pass your knowledge on to the next generation of young stars, we would love to work with you.

PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people aged from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television.

Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers.

Want to know more? Contact Kelly Jones on 0800 531 6282 or email

Pauline Quirke has been working in the industry for over 50 years and is a household name.

I started The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) because when I was younger some of my happiest times were spent in drama classes. Looking back, I can see that the skills I learnt and the friends I made were really where it all started for me, so I wanted to re-create that opportunity for a new generation of young people. I hope we can welcome you into the PQA family soon.

Our model means you get to run your own business alongside your other commitments.

Low start-up costs - We are not a franchise, so you don't pay a fee upfront. We help with all the administration and launch marketing to let you focus on being creative. We provide you with the opportunity to run your own business in your local area with exclusivity.

Full Training and support - We send all our Principals on our exclusive PQA training course at no cost to you. You'll also receive continual support with your own regional PQA business development manager, as well as support from HQ on programmes, marketing and administration. We'll be there to support your business every step of the way!

Inspiring children - PQA helps make a real difference to children's lives by giving them skills and thrills for life! We help them grow in confidence, make new friends and discover new talents across the performing arts.

What we want from you is your experience, skills and enthusiasm. Working with PQA means you can focus on delivering exciting lessons and performances in the performing arts with your own team of teachers.

We are looking for individuals in the following places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Barnstaple
  • Basingstoke
  • Belfast
  • Blackburn
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Carlisle
  • Dundee
  • Epsom/Leatherhead
  • Fulham/Hammersmith
  • Hereford
  • Isle of Wight
  • Luton/Dunstable
  • Newark                                      
  • Winchester
  • Ayr


  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Perth
  • Poole
  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • Portsmouth
  • Salisbury
  • Stanmore/Harrow
  • Stirling/Falkirk
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Warrington
  • Weybridge/Chertsey
  • Weymouth
  • Wigan        
  • Inverness                            

Want to know more? Contact Kelly Jones on

0800 531 6282 or

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