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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: Kylie Bates

Student Story

Kylie Bates

Having known Rebecca and James for many years, I am very grateful for their advice and the skills they have taught me, along with the excellent opportunities provided by Arts1; the performances they produce are of a professional standard, from set design and lighting through to costumes, hair and make-up.

The sense of comfort and openess the Arts1 teachers convey within the classroom environment is paramount, and I cannot thank them enough for the priceless support, encouragement and constructive criticism that they have given to me. Without this, I would not be where I am today; realising my dream. being at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Madagascar Live

Arts1 School of Performance: Kylie Bates