How We Work

How We Work

PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy that provides tuition for children and young people from aged from 4 to 18. Students are divided into three groups according to their age and each group is taught by one of our specialist teachers.

Our Academies

Since 2007, PQA has given children 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 three modules: Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television.

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

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

Find your nearest academy


PQA operates a unique licensed model with no start-up fee. Our Academies are owned and run by performing arts specialists to ensure our students receive the highest quality training.

At PQA we only work with experienced Principals who are carefully chosen industry professionals with 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 practitioners 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.

We run regular training sessions to ensure our teachers are fully up to date with the latest methods and resources, meaning that teaching continues to be relevant and inspiring.

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PQA has over 200 performing arts Academies nationwide! Find your nearest PQA today!

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