PQA Bury is a specialist performing arts school, with classes for 4-18-year-olds in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre (Singing & Dancing) and Film & Television.
PQA was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007. This very successful venture led to further openings over the years, now totalling just over 180 Academies nationwide.
Bury principle Andrea Young said, “We are thrilled to be reopening on October 10th after a 6-month closure. Our Bury Academy is moving to Bury Grammar School and will run every Saturday at 2.30 pm-5.45 pm temporarily until we can resume both our morning and afternoon sessions. Since launching the Morning Academy on October 14th 2017, PQA Bury has performed numerous showcases such as Matilda the Musical, been the opening Performance at The Pride of Bury Awards 2018, Bury Pride 2019, and most recently performed Snow White in January 2020. Andrea added, “ All our students participated in Trinity Drama exams, where they received a 100% pass rate and one of our youngest current students is even a regular in Hollyoaks! “We have lots of upcoming projects in 2021, most excitingly we will be taking to the West End in October 2021. It’s going to be a busy year and we are thrilled to be back doing what we do best… Be ourselves and be amazing!”