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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

Sixth Form Acting Course

Train intensively as a professional actor and prepare yourself for auditions at the UK’s leading acting schools and conservatoires. Work with specialist staff with outstanding experience in preparing actors for a performing career.

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Acting Course

You will train your skills intensively in a programme of classes designed to stretch your physical and vocal capabilities to their maximum and provide opportunities for students to fulfil their potential in performance.


Each week we invite an industry figure to lead a workshop with the students, providing a real life insight into the professional world.

The Show must go on
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Arts1 School of Performance: Sixth Form Acting Course
Arts1 School of Performance: Sixth Form Acting Course

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Open Days

Book into an open day to find out about our Sixth form courses and how they could be the next step in your performance training. The open day is for students wishing to find out more about our full time courses enrolling in September 2020.

Our performance courses at Arts1 provide two years of full-time training in fully equipped performance studios in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.

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Entry Requirments

We are looking for students who demonstrate an academic ability to study at Level 3 and who have demonstrated commitment to their studies alongside their interest in the arts.

The ideal student would have a minimum of 4 GCSES at Level 4+ including GCSE English Language or Literature at Level 4 or above and GCSE Maths at Level 4 or above.

Students that are offered a place that do not meet the Maths or English criteria may have their place withdrawn or be required to attend additional sessions in Maths or English whilst training at Arts1.

Audition Process

  • One monologue from a published play, classical or contemporary (Max 2 minutes)
  • Acting Workshop
  • Movement workshop
  • Physiotherapist body check
  • Interview

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Apply for our Vocational Sixth Form courses in Dance, Acting or Musical Theatre. Once we receive your application you will be contacted with our next available audition date and the material you will need to prepare.

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Arts1 School of Performance: Charlie Woolford Testimonial

Charlie Woolford

Now studying at Millennium Performing Arts

The Arts1 6th Form is, without exaggeration, one of the most amazing, rewarding and supportive places to train. The teachers are supportive, experienced and friendly. The classes are perfectly planned out to assure maximum progress for every student involved.

The 6th form course assures no student is left behind and they are all treated equally and fairly. You learn
things that you never would’ve thought you could, you think in new ways that open your eyes to different paths and ideas. The people that attend the course and fun, supportive and hard working and everyone pulls their own weight and they have to be up to the challenge for a very tough but extremely rewarding experience. It has so far been the best experience of my life.

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Arts1 School of Performance: Sixth Form Prospectus

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