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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: Luca

Student Story


I love attending Arts1 because I sometimes feel like it’s one of the very few places I can be myself without being judged. Everyone is very kind and supportive. I love that I can learn new skills but at the same time have fun. I currently take singing lessons, musical theatre, acting and springboard dance classes.

Through Arts1 I have been lucky enough to be part of the ensemble in the professional national tour of Evita at the Milton Keynes Theatre. I also performed in a showcase to promote a new musical called “Terror at the Sweet Shop” at The Pheasantry in London, where I sang a solo song. I have performed in three Arts1 showcases since I started taking lessons. I really enjoy my experiences at Arts1 and I am proud to say that I attend the school.