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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: Antony Hewitt

Student Story

Antony Hewitt

Training: Arts Educational London – School of Musical Theatre.

Theatre includes: Swing & U/S Billy, Tito & Mr Schumacher in Dirty Dancing(National Tour); Ensemble in Evita (UK tour); Carlos in Legally Blonde (UK tour); Ensemble in Evita (UK & Germany tour); Broadway to West End (Theatre Royal); Ensemble in Rent (Hampton Hill Playhouse) and Ensemble/understudy Prince Charming in Sleeping Beauty (Qdos).

Other work includes: Olivier Awards 2011 (Haymarket) and Christmas in New York (Spekulation Entertainment, original cast recording).

Antony is thrilled to be making his West End debut in Disney’s Aladdin and would like to thank his family, friends and agent for their continued support. Twitter: @theantonyhewitt.

I don’t know what I’d be doing now if it wasn’t for the help I was given and the skills I acquired from Arts1. I was there from the beginning and being a part of what started out as a small, but ambitious school was such an exciting experience. In the time I was there, I got so much experience in performing.

We put on huge musicals, we did script work from shows such as blood brothers, we were put through performance classes where we’d get up and sing then receive feedback. I even got to spend a day in a professional recording studio. I can’t thank James and Rebecca enough, because without them I doubt I’d be at such an incredible institution studying to become a professional performer.


Arts Educational School
Dirty Dancing The Musical
Evita UK Tour
Legally Blonde UK Tour