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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: Ellis

Student Story


I’ve been attending Arts1 since I was 4 and it’s been the best experience of my life! I have learned a lot of things from Arts1 and I don’t know what I would do without them. The training is fantastic! James has always been my vocal coach and identified a couple of vocal issues and he helped and supported me every step of the way to a full recovery. Since I’ve been at Arts1 I’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities including performing in the touring production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, fantastic yearly shows, festivals and carnivals and my first acting job featuring in the M&S Christmas advert in 2016. Performing is what I love to do and what I want to do in the future and everyone at Arts1 has always been so friendly and supportive and the teachers have given me incredible feedback. Since I have been at Arts1 I have accomplished things I never thought I could, but with them I have grown in confidence and ability year on year. There has never been a time where I thought I was in the wrong place because they are always so accepting and positive. I know wherever I go, whatever I do in my future, I will always have Arts1 beside me.