15 Years Of PQA Cheltenham

Cheltenham 12th April, 2023

15 Years Of PQA Cheltenham


PQA Cheltenham is 15 in May 2023 as we opened our doors to our first ever group of taster
students May 14th 2008. 15 years later we are still running, and Sue is still at the helm as
Principal. We have grown massively over the years from that original intake – but essentially PQA
Cheltenham has remained true to its core values of nurturing its students, of finding the time and
space to encourage everyone to shine.

During those 15 years we have won and been runner up in 2 national film competitions, we have
performed in the West End 5 times, we have written our own full length multi media shows 3 X
with a 4th show currently on its way. We have had the joy of running 14 mad Summer School
weeks during each August – each with up to 4 separate performances at the end and have gone
on a huge variety of theatre trips including the Warner Brothers Studio Tour.

Staff have changed of course but Sue is very proud of the continuing dedication of her team of
teachers, many of whom started with her as students, who then trained professionally and have
since returned to teach.

PQA Cheltenham remains a very happy, high achieving space for students, where talents are
celebrated, where confidence is born, and where beaming smiles are evident all day every
Saturday. Happy Birthday to us!


PQA Cheltenham