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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

Arts1 School of Performance: Amy Shackcloth

Musical Director

Amy Shackcloth

Amy grew up in Cheshire and studied piano and musical direction at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. As a Musical Director Amy works at the very top of the UK industry recently collaborating with Walt Disney and the National Theatre on their brand new production of Pinnochio. Amy is currently Associate MD ops Disney's The Lion King in the West-End.




Previous musical theatre work includes: Company (West-End); Pinnochio (NT); Wicked (National tour); The Phantom of The Opera (25th Anniversary UK tour); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); Peter Pan (Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin and Mayflower, Southampton); White Christmas (Sunderland Empire); Evita (UK and European tour); Ol’ Blue Eyes and Friends (Dunfermline Alhambra) and A Chorus Line (Tel Aviv Opera House).

Amy Specialises In

Sixth Form Musical Theatre Course