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 Hello from Pauline

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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.

Since 2007, PQA has given 4-18 year olds an outstanding training in performing arts in an environment that is both friendly and rewarding. With training in all areas of the arts – including film & television, FREE Trinity College London exams, Creative Stages Reports to monitor progress, specialist masterclasses, our brilliant agency for professional work and the chance to see yourself on the big screen of your local cinema as well as perform in London's West End, my team and I think we've put together a really different performing arts experience. I hope we can welcome you into the PQA family soon.


What We Do

PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years.

By working with outstanding people we provide our students with a constantly evolving experience that is fresh, exciting and contemporary. We instil the benefits of the performing arts into a new generation of young people, helping them to realise their potential, grow as individuals and become the people they want to be as they learn skills valuable for everyday life, not just the performing arts.

The PQA model has been carefully created by people who work professionally in the performing arts arena and academic sectors, ensuring our classes deliver high educational values combined with realistic industry practices meaning our students enjoy the best possible performing experiences.

Your local academy is run by an experienced, dedicated professional who has proven to us they have the passion, drive and dedication to deliver a really different performing arts education. Our teams undergo a rigorous recruitment procedure and we provide support and training enabling them to work at the top of their game so they can help your children reach the top of theirs.

ABOVE ALL, WE ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO BE AMAZING, JUST BY BEING THEMSELVES.

Please grab one of our free information packs and check out some of the great opportunities PQA has to offer below.

Poppets

Poppets

Our exciting one and a half hour classes for our very special 4 & 5 year olds!

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Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Specialist training from top industry professionals

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Film Festivals

Film Festivals

See your film screened at a red carpet event in a famous West End cinema.

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Creative Stages

Creative Stages

Your child's progress reported straight back to you.

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Trinity College London

Trinity College London

Free group Trinity College London examinations.

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Cinema Screenings

Cinema Screenings

See your own great film work screened at your local cinema.

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West End Shows

West End Shows

Appear in the West End in our incredible stage productions.

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Quirky Kidz Agency

Quirky Kidz Agency

Free representation by our professional agency for young actors.

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Showcases

Showcases

Regular performance opportunities to showcase our students' great work!

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Where We Do It

We have locations across the United Kingdom

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