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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: Oakley Beck


Oakley Beck

Oakley successfully auditioned for the Arts1 vocational sixth form in December 2018 and began his first year in September 2019.

So far with Arts1, Oakley has performed as part of a choir alongside West End soloists at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton. As well as this, he has been accepted by Arts1 Management and is delighted.

Oakley is very excited about his receptionist position at Arts1 and to work with such a great team. Although still finding his way, Oakley would like to audition for some of the UKs leading drama and theatre colleges after his time at sixth form is complete. He plans to become a professional musical theatre performer/ writer and act/ write on screen as well.

Whilst he isn't in college, Oakley spends his time writing and developing his own ideas for stage and screen, also enjoying playing piano and guitar.