Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Southend on Sea Essex

0845 673 2022

Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Southend on Sea Essex

Southend On Sea Drama classes -  TV and film classes - musical theatre classes at PQA Drama School in Southend on Sea.  

Welcome to our Academy in Southend on Sea.

Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Southend On Sea offers drama classes, musical theatre classes, tv acting classes and stage combat classes to children in Southend On Sea, Essex. PQA is available to ALL children aged 4-18 and the school provides Comedy and Drama Classes, Musical Theatre Classes and uniquely Film and Television Acting Classes.

Drama, dance and singing classes in SouthendIn addition to our classes in Southend on Sea we offer our Creative Stages programme providing feedback on your child's progress, specialist masterclasses, performances every term, local cinema screenings for the students work and the chance to perform in the West End. At the core of our philosophy is a belief that our students should really enjoy their time with us.

Our modules are all about having fun as we build their confidence, self-esteem and expand their imaginations all the time learning valuable skills essential for everyday life.

Our classes in Southend cover the following modules:-

Comedy and Drama

Classes In Comedy & Drama you'll get to grips with everything from improvisation and devised theatre to mime and mask work, scripts and vocal techniques – including projection and diction.

Musical Theatre Classes

We combine elements of singing lessons, dancing classes and acting lessons in this module because, in a musical, you need to use all three to convey your story to the audience.

Film and Television classes

Acting for camera is very different to acting on stage. The camera picks up every single twitch of the face and every little tone of voice. We look at the very honest and truthful acting style required for the screen in this module – but it's not just about acting!

You'll also get a chance to see how writing for TV and film works as well as trying the roles of director, cameraman and all the other people on set. You'll work from a mixture of real TV and film scripts along with stuff you'll come up with yourself.

Pauline Quirke Academy School of Performing Arts in Southend On Sea in Essex runs performing arts classes,  drama classes, musical theatre classes and TV acting classes within Belfairs High School, Highlands Boulevard, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS9 3TG.

Please do give us a call if you would like further information.

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Stephen Hawke

School Address:
Belfairs High School
Highlands Boulevard
Southend on Sea, Southend-on-sea
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0845 673 2022

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From Our Timetable:

Main Academy for Ages 6 -18 yrs

Saturday at 10:00 - 13:00

Saturday Sessions 10am - 1pm

After you've signed your child in, he or she will join their friends in a group warm-up. Students then divide into groups according to their age and rotate through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television, working with specialist tutors in each discipline.

The content of the classes is tailored to the age groups and there is a short break during the sessions so that students can have a drink or snack. Between 4-6 weeks after joining PQA, your Principal will sit down and have a short chat with both you and your child to assess how they are settling in and what they've enjoyed so far.

Following this they will receive their 'Acceptance Certificate' and membership pin along with their PQA T-shirt and carry bag. They can then embark on our unique Creative Stages programme.

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