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Evening &
Weekend Classes

70+ classes each week
For children, for young people, for adults

Sixth Form

Full Time Vocational training (16 - 19)
Equivalent to 3 A-Levels
Dance, Acting & Musical Theatre
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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

One-To-One Singing Lessons

At Arts1 we have a team of vocal coaches and offer both 1-to-1 vocal coaching sessions and small group singing lessons for young people and adults. Our 1-to-1 singing lessons are the ideal way to improve your singing technique, build confidence in your singing voice, expand your repertoire or prepare for auditions.

One-To-One Singing Lessons

Arts1 vocal coach James Grimsey taught Sam Barks prior to her performance on the BBC hit show I’d Do Anything. Sam is played Eponine in the movie version of Les Miserables after performing the role in the West-End.

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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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Arts1 School of Performance: Samantha Barks Testimonial

Samantha Barks


I first met James in 2007 when I attended the arts educational school in Chiswick. I hadn’t had any vocal training before up until that point so it was all very new to me! James made it so easy for me to understand and the short time I was at the school I learnt lots from him! It was in a lesson with James where I first heard about the audition for I’d do anything to audition for the role of Nancy! James turned to me (mid-song!!) and told me I should audition because he thought I would be right for it…. So I did!! And it turned out to be the best advice I had ever had because doing the tv show provided me with so much experience and gave me the opportunity to work with the likes of Andrew Lloyd webber, idina Menzel and Liza minelli! A few years after taking part in “I’d do anything” and I have been lucky to have had some great jobs and fantastic experiences! I am currently rehearsing to play Nancy in the national tour of Oliver! Which is kind of ironic… all thanks to James!

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