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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.

Classes

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.

Adult

Individual Coaching

News

Latest News From Arts1.

Review
June 9, 2019

Twisted Tales – Review by Nancy Stevens

The extraordinarily talented creative team at Arts1 presented Twisted Tales. The tales brought together classic...

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Review
April 3, 2019

Move it 2019 – The Show Must Go On

Created by Leanne Hughes and James Grimsey, this dark, theatrical concept was created by Arts...

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Performance
March 8, 2019

Move it 2019 – Competition

How to enter Visit our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a...

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Review
March 5, 2019

Chaos – National Theatre Connections

CHAOS by Laura Lomas Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series...

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Blog
December 17, 2018

Interview – Luke Bayer

Luke Bayer, is currently alternate Jamie New in the West End Production of Everybody’s Talking...

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Blog
December 3, 2018

Meet The Team – Jake Maiden

Jake Maiden, teaches Commercial both on our Sixth Form and Part Time school. He has...

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Blog
November 9, 2018

Interview – David Tearle

David Tearle, one of our Arts1 Alumni, has told us about his experience at Arts1,...

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Blog
November 5, 2018

Top Tips – Building a Character

Gemma Kendall our current Acting Tutor has sat down to write a list of her...

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Blog
October 22, 2018

Meet The Team – Julie Stokes

For blog number four we are introducing one of our incredible teaching team. Julie teaches...

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Blog
October 8, 2018

Interview – Nicole Raquel Dennis

This week we chat to Nicole, currently in Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre, covering the...

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Blog
September 24, 2018

Interview – Emily Puttick

This week we chat to Arts1 Alumni Emily Puttick, a student with us for 11...

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Blog
September 10, 2018

Interview – Meet the Principal

Welcome to our Arts1 Blog! Every second Monday we will be releasing a new blog...

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Performance
April 24, 2017

Move It 2017

What an incredible Weekend at Move It 2017!  Students from across the school joined us...

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Performance
March 18, 2017

Milton Keynes Festival of Music

Well done singers for a brilliant weekends work! ? Song from a musical 10 years...

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Performance
March 13, 2017

Perfect 6th Choir

Perfect 6th recently won the 6th form choir category at Milton Keynes Music Festival with...

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Management
February 17, 2017

Arts1 Student hits the West-End in School of Rock

An Arts1 student is living the dream after successfully auditioning for the West End hit...

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Academic
December 12, 2016

How to choose the right Dance and Musical Theatre school

Choosing a school for your child can be a challenging task!  Battling your schedule, choosing the...

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Management
December 2, 2016

Arts1 student hits our screens at Christmas

It isn’t often that life imitates art. But when it happens, the results can be...

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Academic, Performance
December 2, 2016

Triple Bill of West-End Talent comes to MK

In December and January we are being visited by a triple bill of talent from the...

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Academic
October 10, 2016

Which voice? The problems with the new LAMDA MT syllabus

As a voice coach working with developing voices in Musical Theatre, I recently attended an...

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Academic
June 13, 2016

Maths for non mathematicians

Do you struggle with Maths? Are you concerned about getting the grade to progress onto...

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Blog
May 17, 2016

The Singing Dancer – Liz Hetherington

At Arts1 we have a culture of fantastic singing, we teach people from scratch how...

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Blog
May 10, 2016

Arts1 – 10 years later…

10  year anniversary show for top performers at Arts1 raises the roof at The Venue, Milton Keynes.

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Performance
January 21, 2016

The Addams Family The Musical – Audition Workshops

This Summer we are THRILLED to be bringing back to life the spectacular broadway musical...

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Performance
January 21, 2016

Joseph Tour

We are looking for a large number of children aged 6-13 years, who are able...

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Performance
January 21, 2016

Adrian Mole Trip – 31st March

TRIP: Adrian Mole the Musical at the Leicester Curve - Tuesday 31st March 7pm: We...

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Performance
January 21, 2016

The Springboard programme

Here at Arts1 we are thrilled with the successes of our young performers, over the...

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Performance
October 27, 2014

Top 5 plays on the West-End right now!

London’s West End is one of the most prestigious places worldwide for unforgettable theatre. Over...

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