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Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing Arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching


The Acting programme at Arts1 has been developed to provide a training ground for young actors developing the range of performance skills a professional actor requires. The classes are in three levels providing a carefully designed programme to nurture creative and skilled actors.

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Company A introduces students to the core disciplines of physicality, improvisation and text. Acting classes are taught in a supportive, playful and nurturing environment where students can explore the actors craft and artistry as a group.

The Company B acting class takes the core skills and develops them in more complex ways building on the creativity and play that an actor brings to a performance.

Our Company C and D acting classes are designed for more experienced actors that want to develop their work to a pre-vocational level. This programme of sessions include the core disciplines of acting technique and in the future will also a include weekly audition preparation class where actors will perform a wide range of texts in an audition situation, receiving critical feedback and guidance from the tutor and their peers. In addition to this actors will take part in a programme of sessions designed to hone the actors skillset, exploring the widest range of acting choices drawing from a range of established acting practitioners.

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We're now taking bookings!

Part Time Virtual Open days

Join us for our Virtual Open Days where we will show you around our own studios and facilities, talk to you about the classes we offer and how we find the perfect fit for every new student.

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Nikki W


My daughter started with arts 1 at the beginning of the school year. In such a short time she has developed and grown so much. She loves going to her class every Tuesday and is always buzzing afterwards with a variety of stories about what she has undertaken. Having taken her to previous franchised schools I Would recommend Arts1 whole heartedly. The friendly staff are also a bonus!!!

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