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PQA Bury St. Edmunds

Childrens Classes, Clubs & Classes

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) is a weekend performing arts Academy providing excellent tuition for children and young people aged from 4-18 years.

At PQA our Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & DramaMusical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist expert teachers.

Our students benefit from regular performance opportunities in regional and community theatres, however for many of our students, the West End season is the highlight of the PQA experience. Every Academy is given the opportunity to perform on the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatres in London, in a musical specially written for PQA.

Unique to PQA is our Film & TV module where students learn techniques behind and in front of the camera.  We have partnerships with major cinema chains such as VUE, Cineworld, and Everyman where every Academy hosts red carpet Cinema Screening and Awards events for students to celebrate their work with family and friends on the big screen!

PQA Students are eligible to join our exclusive and reputable young performers agency – Quirky Kidz Creative Management. Students at The Pauline Quirke Academy appear in top West End productions as well as in TV, film, and commercials.

PQA Bury St Edmunds runs every Saturday at King Edward V1 School  Main Academy (students aged 6-18) 10am-1pm  /  PQA Poppets (children aged 4-5) 10am-11.30am.  Summer Holiday Workshop also available.

For more information and to book a FREE taster session please contact Amanda Nolan (Principal)  /  07732 814278

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