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Acting

Our dynamic one-year full-time foundation course in Acting will fully prepare students for the demands of the industry.

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Musical
Theatre

An exciting one-year intensive programme of study that is designed to fully meet the requirements of the Musical Theatre industry.

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Performing
Arts

Our two-year full-time Diploma in Performing Arts is for students looking to develop within all areas of performance.

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WHO WE ARE

Our team is comprised of industry professionals who are experts in their field, providing performing arts tuition of relevance and quality.

WHAT WE DO

We train individuals who are passionate about the performing arts to recognise and achieve their full creative potential.

HOW WE DO IT

Our vibrant arts venue in the heart of Islington provides a base for our students to learn through practical application of developed skills.


full time performing arts school

Our Principal
PAULINE QUIRKE

ACTING FOUNDATION
One Year Course

MUSICAL THEATRE FOUNDATION
One Year Course

PERFORMING ARTS DIPLOMA
Two Year Course

PART TIME STUDY
Evenings & Weekends

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU
AT PQA STUDIOS LONDON

Study Facilities

All students receive an inclusive library membership for academic study.

Pastoral Care

Students will have regular sessions with our student mentor, who is a fully trained counsellor and nutrition and health coach.

Industry Collaboration

Casting Directors, agents, producers and representatives from major drama schools will provide practical advice to our students.

Performances

Students will perform frequently both in-house and externally.

Masterclasses

We host regular workshops with guest industry practitioners to facilitate expert training in specific fields of study.

Annual Visit to New York

A visit to New York includes masterclasses with Broadway actors, and workshops hosted by the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Cinema Screening

Our students walk the red carpet to watch an exclusive viewing of their film work.
PQA STUDIOS

PQA Studios is situated in the heart of London’s vibrant Islington, only a 5-minute walk from King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station and 10 minutes on the tube from the West End Theatre scene. Our facilities include a fully equipped in-house Theatre, and several large, high-spec rehearsal studios designed to meet the needs of our students and provide a creative space for many external practitioners. Our facilities provide centrally located audition, rehearsal and performance spaces and are available for hire. We provide charity discount and award artist in residence status. Please enquire using the contact page.

London

Our students are lucky to be training in one of the most diverse and exhilarating cities in the world, where creativity and ambition combine to produce a theatre and film scene respected worldwide. From Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre and the award winning West End on our doorstep, to London’s Fringe scene providing the opportunity to be fully immersed in the very best of Comedy, Jazz and Theatre, London itself forms part of our students’ education as their inspiration is continually fuelled by the performers they aspire to become.

  • trinity collage london

    Our one-year Acting and Musical Theatre Foundation courses are validated by Trinity College London.

    TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

  • the voice explained

    We receive guidance and support on our voice and singing curriculum from The Voice Explained. Their team of certified teachers are the most qualified Estill practitioners in the UK.

    The Voice Explained

  • True Edge

    Our Stage Combat unit and BADC Award are delivered in partnership with True Edge Combat.

    TRUE EDGE STAGE COMBAT

  • Trestle

    Renowned physical theatre company Trestle deliver masterclasses and support our mask performance projects.

    Trestle

  • Little Angel Theatre

    Our students work with Little Angel Theatre to explore techniques required to master puppetry.

    Little Angel Theatre

  • OCR

    Our Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is validated by OCR.

    Oxford Cambridge and RSA

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