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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: Paul Bullion

Student Story

Paul Bullion

Paul Bullion is an actor working across TV, Film and Theatre. He is most well known for his principle role in Peaky Blinders where he played Billy Kitchen. Paul has also worked at on Everyman at The National Theatre, The Bastard Executioner for Netflix and Feature film – Dracula untold.

Paul trained in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School, he was awarded the BBC Bursary and subsequently a Dance and Drama Award scholarship. He graduated drama school into the cast of Spamalot where he performed in the National tour and in the West-End productions.

I was a student at Arts1 when it first opened its doors. I think that taking a gap year was the best thing that could have happened for me. I was able to experience all the great experiences Arts1 has to offer. Amazing full scale musicals and workshops that inspired me to pursue a place on a full-time graduate course at Arts Educational school in London. I am very excited about my last year on the course in London. I have great opportunities ahead of me and can’t believe I’m here. I owe it to the staff at Arts1 who have been nothing but supportive to me. As long as you listen to the advice and valuable lessons they teach you can’t go far wrong!


Peaky Blinders
Everyman (National Theatre)
Arts Educational School
Jamaica inn - BBC
Spamalot - West End & UK Tour