How We Work

How We Work

PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students are split into groups according to their age with tailored classes and expert performing arts teachers. We provide a space for children and young people to express themselves, build confidence and, most importantly, have fun!

Our Academies

Since 2007, PQA has given outstanding performing arts training in an environment that is friendly, safe and rewarding. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television.

The PQA model was created by Pauline Quirke MBE and her dedicated team of performing arts specialists. With academies across the UK, our inspirational Principals and teachers work tirelessly to ensure every student receives unrivalled support and amazing opportunities.

This results in academies that deliver the highest educational values possible, with industry standard teaching and continuous opportunities for our students to thrive and flourish.

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Our inspirational Principals work tirelessly to provide the best for our students and ensure that they receive the highest quality training. They make sure that every student gets the support they need to unlock their potential and blossom into confident young people.

At PQA we only work with the very best. Our experienced Principals are carefully chosen industry professionals with the passion, drive and dedication to deliver outstanding arts education. They have worked extensively in the industry and have exactly the right combination of performing arts and teaching experience to ensure every student can discover the amazing in themselves.


PQA sessions are delivered by industry professionals who are specialists in singing, acting, dance, comedy, drama and filmmaking.

Our teachers are all professionally trained in their respective fields and have experience in leading arts education, performing professionally and directing films and TV shows. They have been carefully chosen for their passion to inspire and motivate so that our students can achieve their very best!

We run regular training days for our teachers to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest teaching methods and resources.

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