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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 large black box performance studio is a flexible space with room for up to 100 audience members. The foyer at Arts1 is a bright and airy space, full of creativity and energy. Refreshments can be purchased on-site and you check your e-mails on the visitor Wi-Fi.

The Performing Arts Library is a growing collection of plays, music scores and performing arts text books. Spend a few hours here expanding your mind and learning something new. The library also holds the latest editions of The Stage newspaper. Computer equipment is also available to our students to enrich their studies. In addition to the larger teaching spaces we offer two well equipped music teaching rooms which are used for private instrumental tuition and vocal lessons.

Dance Studios

The dance studios at Arts1 are at the heart of our state-of-the-art facility. Mirrors, Barres and Sprung floors ensure students are learning in an environment that enhances their training. Air conditioning, piano’s and professional audio complete our studio’s specification.


Our busy educational environment is bursting with additional resources to support our students learning. Our library of musical scores, plays and textbooks provide the perfect context to the on-stage performance work. Laptops and computer equipment are also available to use on-site with complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces.

The Environment

Whilst much of the inspiration takes place inside our studio complex, we are fortunate to be located in the beautiful setting of Linford Wood. There are a selection of places to order hot and cold food each day within a 5 minute walk of the school.