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The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Islington

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts is a weekend performing arts school providing tuition for children and young people aged 4-18.

Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in:

  • Comedy & Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Film & Television

Our specialist modules, packed full of tips that Pauline has learnt from nearly 50 years in the business, will teach you everything you need to know to act, sing, dance or direct like a professional. By working with people who we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to provide our students with a constantly evolving experience - something that is fresh, exciting and bang up-to-date.

PQA believe in inspiring and rewarding our students, so we offer free group Trinity exams, masterclasses, cinema screenings, the chance to join our exclusive agency - Quirky Kidz and the opportunity to perform in London’s West End. 

For more information, please visit or call 0800 531 6282.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Dora Rubinstein
Contact Position
Academy Manager
0208 0171085


PQA Studios London
Pentonville Road
Kings Cross
N1 9JY

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Spring Term: 4th Jan – 7th April Summer Term: 26th April – 28th July Autumn Term: 30th August – 15th December
Time of day
Session Information
Saturdays throughout term time
Poppets (Under 6s): 09.00 – 10.30 & 13.00 – 14.30
Main: 08.45 – 12.00 & 12.45 – 16.00

Other Details

Cost Details
Primary Student - £88pcm; Sibling Student - £66pcm; Poppets Student (Under 6s): £44pcm
Who is this service for?
Ages 4-18
Record updated: 23/01/2019