Thrills and Skills For Life at The Pauline Quirke Academy

Thrills and Skills For Life at The Pauline Quirke Academy

The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds – and the newest academy is opening in Watford on Saturday 19th September. Actress Pauline Quirke told us, “When we opened our first academy in 2007 our mission was simply to provide the very best performing arts education. We've grown a lot since then, but that mission hasn't changed. By working with people we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to bring the widest, most exciting experience to our students in an environment that is both friendly and rewarding.”

PQA’s core modules in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television teach a comprehensive range of skills, which are useful for everyday life, not just a career in the performing arts, whilst masterclasses allow students to experience more specialist lessons in areas like stage combat, street dance and magic.

As well as many in-house productions and showcases there are two stand-out highlights for all PQA students. The first is the chance to see their short film projects on the big screen of their local cinema, where they get to walk down the red-carpet just like the Hollywood stars. Some of these films even get selected for the Empire Cinemas / PQA Film Festival, where winning films are shown on the huge screen at the Empire Leicester Square. The second is the chance to take part in one of the annual PQA shows in the West End. Every year different academies join together to create a spectacular show at Her Majesty’s Theatre – home of The Phantom of the Opera.

PQA Watford is holding a free open day on 19th September from 12.45 – 4pm at West Herts College, WD17 3EZ. For more information visit www.pqacademy.com or call 0800 531 6282.

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