The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) is a weekend Performing Arts Business providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. PQA teach nearly 7,000 children across the country the delights and disciplines of comedy and drama, musical theatre and film & television.
The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) is a weekend Performing Arts Business providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. PQA was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007 with an Academy in their local town Beaconsfield.
The Academy proved to be a very successful venture and led to further openings over the years now totalling 100 Academies in 77 locations nationwide. PQA teach nearly 7,000 children across the country the delights and disciplines of comedy and drama, musical theatre and film & television.
This is a management franchise opportunity. PQA Principals will interview and recruit experienced professionals within the performing arts as teachers, and regularly assess their tuition.
Principals have an expert knowledge of their areas and therefore are responsible for finding and hiring a suitable venue. PQA advise as to the criteria required and are happy to help with negotiation’s and signing off venues.
The Pauline Quirke Academy is looking for Principals who have an expert knowledge and passion for Performing Arts together with a passion and enthusiasm for working with young children. You will also need an understanding of running a business.
Principals will also need to:
Owning and managing your own Performing Arts Business as part of the wider PQA family means you are able to take advantage of opportunities that only larger organisations can secure.
Using their network of experts and industry contacts, PQA have developed a series of important extras designed to keep your students and parents engaged and help to maintain your business as a trailblazer in your local area.
Pauline is an active member of the team and her ethos underpins their work. Even before you look at the product, Pauline’s name alone attracts a huge amount of attention.
The PQA Head Quarters support includes the central collection of all direct debit membership fees as well as handling new enquiries and sending their marketing material to prospective students.
This relieves Principals of a substantial administrative burden, leaving them free to focus on delivering a top notch experience.
The opportunities we, as Principals, can bring to our students, the support received from Head Office, and the constantly growing network of Principals across the country makes owning an Academy incredibly fulfilling.James Aconley, PQA York and PQA Scarborough