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On Sunday 17th September, over 70 children accompanied by family and friends turned up to the launch of The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Banbury.

The atmosphere was electric, lots of excited young faces turned up not knowing what to expect! The children were split into age groups and got to sample classes in PQA's core modules; comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and television, whilst the parents had the opportunity to take a peek at their children in action during classes.

Debbie Hotten, Principal of PQA Banbury said "I am delighted to provide young people in the area with such a unique performing arts experience. We teach a comprehensive range of skills, which are useful for everyday life, not just a career in the performing arts. I am so excited to see what the future brings and want to thank everyone for their support!"

In recognition of their hard work during the taster sessions, Performer of the Week certificates were awarded to Oliver in Poppets and Imogen in the main academy following a performance to friends and family.

PQA Banbury is enrolling now, classes run on Sundays from 9.45am-1pm. Find us at Banbury Academy, Ruskin Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9HY. For more information or to book a free taster session call 0800 531 6282 or visit

PQA News Banbury
Posted on September 19, 2017

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