New Principal appointed to PQA Conwy at Rydal Penrhos
October 14, 2021

The Pauline Quirke Academy Conwy – based at Rydal Penrhos – has appointed Lucy Connah as their new Principal.

Rydal Penrhos welcomes community groups and teams, local theatre and drama groups and local schools to use our outstanding facilities. This includes regional and national sports teams and we are also proud to be the home of the Pauline Quirke Performing Arts Academy‘s base in Conwy.

PQA Conwy is a performing arts Academy, with classes for children aged four to 18.

Led by a fantastic team of teachers with specialist industry experience and knowledge, their students learn and develop skills in Comedy and Drama (acting), Musical Theatre (singing and dancing), in addition to Film and Television on a weekly basis.

The Academy has formed close links with Rydal Penrhos in recent years, with many pupils joining, developing their skills and even performing on the West End stage.

There was some big news emerging from the Academy recently, with Lucy Connah appointed Principal, replacing April Herzog after four outstanding years in the role.

April has been working as an actress since graduating from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a Masters in Acting (Distinction) in 2008.

This includes roles in both theatre and film, and her educational work has taken Mrs Herzog all over the world – from a convent in Italy to the British Embassy in Dubai.

Lucy takes over as Principal having spent four years as they Comedy and Drama Teacher with the Academy.

As part of our campus, we have a large drama studio for either rehearsals or performances in the round. The Memorial Hall is a traditional theatre with a large stage, state of the art AV and dedicated dressing room facilities.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes Lucy the very best of luck in her new role. We would also like to congratulate April on a marvellous job well done.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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