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For children, for young people, for adults
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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.

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.

Activity, Blog
16 March, 2021

Miss Sam’s Top Tips for Choreography

The Arts1 Dance competition is just around the corner with the final taking place next...

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Academic, Blog
29 January, 2021

Ballet focus on the creation of live performance

Our Grade 3-6 Ballet students will be pulling their focus in sessions to the incredible...

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Academic, Blog
25 January, 2021

‘In Our Homes’ – Contemporary Dance Project

At Half Term in February Contemporary Levels 1 & 2 will begin working on a...

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Academic, Uncategorized
21 January, 2021

Ballet Classes in Milton Keynes

Most people know that Ballet is a powerful and elegant style of dance, some people...

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Uncategorized
16 January, 2021

MT Project with Lauren Byrne

What is Musical Theatre Project? Our Musical Theatre Project is for Level 8 & 9...

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Activity
16 January, 2021

Build Your Own Arts1 Studio – Paper Craft

Needing some homeschooling art activities? Well why not get out your scissors and glue and...

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Blog, Charity
14 January, 2021

Arts1 Christmas Donation to St Marks Meals

As you may already know we are thrilled to be working with St Marks Meals,...

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Performance
29 December, 2020

The Car Park Choir

This year has been challenging on so many counts, particularly for singers and performers.  All...

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Blog
15 December, 2020

Supporting Artists this Christmas

2020 has been quite a year as I am sure you can all agree! Our...

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Blog
9 December, 2020

Our 2020 Christmas Cards Designers!

We had so many entries for our Christmas Card Competition this year - thank you...

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Uncategorized
10 November, 2020

Women in business – Rebecca Carrington

If there was ever a simple slogan for capturing the zeitgeist of resilient businesses in...

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Blog
20 August, 2020

The Lockdown Masterclass Round Up

A round up of the 23 incredible guests who joined us during lockdown for our...

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Review
6 March, 2020

DARE TO DANCE – Review By Nancy Stevens

Celebrating 100 Years of The Royal Academy of Dance.

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Review
9 June, 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
3 April, 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
8 March, 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
5 March, 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
17 December, 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
3 December, 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
9 November, 2018

Interview – David Tearle

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

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Blog
5 November, 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
22 October, 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
8 October, 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
24 September, 2018

Interview – Emily Puttick

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

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Blog
10 September, 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
24 April, 2017

Move It 2017

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

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Performance
18 March, 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
13 March, 2017

Perfect 6th Choir

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

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Management
17 February, 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
12 December, 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
2 December, 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
2 December, 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
10 October, 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
13 June, 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
17 May, 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
10 May, 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
21 January, 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
21 January, 2016

Joseph Tour

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

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Performance
21 January, 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
21 January, 2016

The Springboard programme

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

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Performance
27 October, 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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