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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: Scarlett Pickard

Pre-Vocational School Administrator

Scarlett Pickard

Scarlett is an experienced office administrator who also has a passion for the performing arts. Scarlett regularly attended Arts1 classes before completing the Music Theatre Sixth Form at Arts1. She then went on to do a Foundation Year in Acting at East 15 Drama School and is a member of the National Youth Theatre.

Before joining Arts1 as Pre-Vocational School Administrator, Scarlett worked as an office administrator for a consultancy and training business, as social media manager for a soft furnishing company, and in a front of house role at Theatre MK. She has also worked as a children’s entertainer and as a Christmas Elf!