Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

At the end of their first year, students have the incredible opportunity to perform in a one-act play at the world’s largest arts festival - Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our very own theatre venue at Riddle’s Court is situated on the famous Royal Mile in a beautiful Category A-listed merchant’s house.

Students experience all aspects of Fringe life for a professional working actor, including promoting their show and working front of house. Accommodation and return travel from King’s Cross are included as part of the course. This is an inspiring week that creates memories to last a lifetime.


'Three’ by playwright Harriet Braun

In August 2019, The Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy of Performing Arts will bring their première production of ‘Three’ to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performing at the brilliant PQA Venue, Riddle’s Court.

The students, aged between 16 and 19, will take to the stage to perform ‘Three’ by playwright Harriet Braun, an original National Connections play first performed at the National Theatre. 

The play focuses on the lives and loves of six teenagers during a long, hot summer, but these are love stories with a difference: thanks to the inner voice trailing around after each character, the audience gets to hear what all of the teenagers are all saying and thinking. Fortunately, there’s a narrator to keep the audience all on track, but there’s a small problem: the narrator would much rather be on reality TV.

Book Tickets



Request a prospectus pack to find out more about the Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy

Find Out More


Enquire about an audition to secure your place at the Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy



Our performing arts programme is designed to fully explore and develop the potential of our students

Find out more