Friday 8th September sees PQA celebrate their tenth anniversary!
Set up by Birds of a Feather and Broadchurch actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen, PQA has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007. In its tenth year PQA is also celebrating the enrolment of more than 10,000 students in over 160 Academies nationwide.
Some of the highlights from the last ten years have included regional and national Film Festivals and exclusive red carpet Cinema Screenings in London's Leicester Square. These events are hugely rewarding and are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the students' many talents in such a prestigious venue.
PQA students have also taken London's Theatreland by storm with 50 performances on the stages at both Her Majesty's and Shaftesbury Theatres in musicals written specially for PQA.
There have also been lots of incredible opportunities given to the students through their agency, Quirky Kidz. Students have regularly appeared in the BBC soaps Eastenders and Casualty, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End), Les Miserables (West End), Matilda (West End), Game of Thrones (HBO), PAN (Warner Bros) and various commercials... to name a few!
Speaking of the achievement, Head Principal Pauline said 'So much has happened over the past ten years and I'm really proud that our ethos of being yourself and being amazing has stayed the same. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the PQA journey.'
Weekend training can now be enhanced by attending the Full-Time Academy. PQA Studios is opening at The Poor School in Islington in September 2018. PQA Studios will offer further education and training to students wishing to pursue a career in the industry through an audition entry process. Pauline is delighted that The Academy is now able to support young professionals on their chosen career path.
PQA is enrolling now in locations across the country. To be part of the amazing ten year anniversary celebrations or for more information, please visit www.pqacademy.com or call 0800 531 6282.
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Posted on September 8, 2017