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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

Arts1 School of Performance: Lindsay Monteath


Lindsay Monteath

Lindsay has over 30 years experience working in the industry. Prior to graduating from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in 1990, she worked as a professional dancer and was a founder member of a successful theatre in education company. She has worked in television, film and radio as well as straight and musical theatre and is a former member of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

For the past 15 years, between acting contracts and bringing up a family, she has been coaching students in audition technique and preparation for entry into drama school. She works extensively in schools throughout Bedfordshire delivering whole class singing projects in addition to her own successful drama and literacy initiative ‘Introducing Shakespeare’ to primary pupils. She has worked in upper schools in both the public and private sector as ‘artist in residence’, assisting with GCSE and A’Level drama and also spent several years managing the Arts Specialism program for a large upper school in Buckinghamshire. She continues to act professionally and has recently been awarded a first class honours degree in Theatre from The University of Surrey through Guildford School of Acting.

Lindsay Specialises In

Sixth Form Acting Course
Sixth Form Musical Theatre Course