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Kevin is without doubt one of the most genuine, kind hearted and generous individuals in his field. His level of professionalism and commitment to performing arts shines through time and time again.

We are so impressed with how competently he led his team to consistently support each and every student through the pandemic and continues to  encourage them to be the very best they can be. All this whilst ensuring we all keep smiling!!

KA Arts is an amazing, fun packed school and there’s no place else we would rather be.


My two daughters (5 and 7) have been going to KA Arts for the past 3 years and it is amazing to see how much they have learnt in dancing , singing and drama.

Additionally both girls have gained a great deal of self confidence and every week they can’t wait to go to KA Arts, which shows also that Kevin and his team have got a winning formula with their students.
I would recommend any parents thinking of sending their child to a Performing Arts school, to look no further than KA Arts.


I cannot thank Kevin and his wonderful team enough for keeping my daughter performing over the period of lockdown.

I’m so happy that they are back face-to-face on a Sunday now and look forward to seeing all the students performing live on a stage as soon as is possible.



Once CPA suddenly closed my daughter was distraught at the thought of not seeing her teachers and friends she had built a lovely relationship with. But soon after the lovely Kevin helped her continue her journey by opening KA Arts.

Every weekend we travel 45mins for her to learn her dance, drama and singing.

As soon as my son was old enough, he also joined and surprised me with what he learned in a small space of time being so young.

 The children absolutely love every minute of their Saturdays at KA Arts and wouldn’t miss it for the world.

The teachers are the most professional and talented people – as well as being so approachable and friendly. 

I would completely recommend KA Arts to friends. Both children’s confidence has been boosted and their social skills improve because of this.

Thank you to everyone at KA Arts xxx



Both of my girls have been taught by Kevin for years as they used to attend CPA.  
When I drop the girls off I know they are in safe hands with Kevin and all of the teachers at KA Arts.  


Not only are they being taught to such a high standard, but they are treated with respect and always helped to achieve their potential.


Both of my girls always come out of their training days beaming and happy, I am so pleased they have KA Arts in their lives


KA Arts has been amazing for both my girls. They have grown in confidence since starting their lessons with Kevin and his team.

My girls love the range of classes available and look forward to learning and consolidating their skills every week.


My daughter has been with Kevin since he was Head of School at CPA. She looks forward to her full day of classes every Sunday and loves them. 

As a parent I adore the schools clarity in organisation and communication. I also see from my daughter how each student is seen positively, encouraged and supported in every element of their dance, drama and musical theatre classes. 


My son has been taught by the team at KA Arts since the age of 3.

I initially introduced him to Performing Arts to encourage him to grow into a confident child and now at the age of 7 he has most certainly achieved that through the experience and support of Kevin, Rose, Dean A, Dean R, Shannon & Chantelle.

He has developed a genuine love for musical theatre and as a parent of a boy, I am especially grateful that he also has male teachers in the field that he can look to as role models.



We are extremely proud to be a part of KA Arts. This amazing school gives our children life and a sense of belonging. 

Kevin and the team are professional, approachable and supportive in every way. They go above and beyond in delivering a quality training experience for all children.


After the sad news of CPA closure we were delighted to hear thatKevin will be opening KA Arts and both our daughters joined to continue to develop their skills and talents. They love every part of it, all the lessons, including Kevin’s great teaching skills, his sense of humour and enthusiasm.

All teachers in KA Arts are highly skilled and professional. The girls learn a lot every week. It also helped our daughter to get into The School of Rock  musical. 

During lockdown our Sunday mornings were filled with energetic music, dance and Kevin’s laughter, which set us all in a great mood for the whole day.


My daughter has been taught by Kevin Archbold for only 10 months. In this time his classes, guidance and expertise have transformed her from a shy to a confident child who enjoys socialising, dancing, singing and loves to perform.

I could never have imagined that she would be smiling confidently on the Queens Theatre stage.



Having an 8 year old son who is interested and enthusiastic about performing arts, it is so important to keep him in the right environment where he is comfortable and most importantly, happy to express his natural love of dancing. KAarts allows him to do exactly this…..


Our Daughter has known Kevin Archbold since she was just 3 years old and now, six years later, she is delighted to be continuing that relationship at Kevin’s own school.

Her first words when we collected her from the opening day at KA Arts were “Best Day Ever!” – the highest compliment a nine year old can give.



My boys have known Kevin for many years now, they began their training at CPA studios 8 years ago, one is now a senior with the other following up to seniors next year.

Kevin has always been extremely professional, kind and friendly with not only both the boys and all the other students, but also towards the parents. He is very supportive with his students and has an amazing rapport with them. Whilst having a way of making them feel at ease.

He certainly knows how to encourage and bring out the best in the children he teaches, and my children truly look up to him.

His experience of the industry is invaluable and he excels in the way he passes this on to his students. The children seem to thrive when Kevin is teaching them, for us, there was no question where they were going to continue their training.



We have known Kevin for many years in his capacity as Head of School at CPA, and now as principal of KA Arts. He has a great passion for the Arts, and this is apparent in the way he teaches his pupils.

My daughter is thoroughly enjoying her time at KA Arts and we would highly recommend it to anyone!



There was no question as to where my children would continue their training after the sudden collapse of CPA. Kevin brought light to a lot of parents who were in darkness as to where their children were going to study next.

I have known Kevin and some of his team for almost 6 years now. He has always been extremely professional and friendly, who has a great rapport with his students. His experience and knowledge of the industry is invaluable. There is no better mentor than someone who has experienced West End productions and who wants to pass that knowledge forward. KA Arts is truly a theatre school that allows a child to ‘Come Alive’. I am honoured and proud my children are apart of this new adventure. KA Arts all the way.



My daughter loves and looks forward to her Saturday’s being part of KA Arts,
Her confidence has grown so much and I’m so proud of what she’s achieving so far, couldn’t ask for a better drama/dance school for her to be a part of!!



The uniqueness of KA arts is that it has something for everyone, ranging from those parents who want their child to gain confidence, new friends and skills or perhaps take up a hobby to the other end of the spectrum where students are considering performance as a career. Kevin and his staff have a vast experience and knowledge of the industry which obviously helps the latter.

My family have been associated with the former CPA and Kevin for around 22 years, including my 6 year old daughter as the latest student, who has been with Kevin for approximately 2 years now. She has blossomed so much and we often have people ask where she gets her confidence from!

We know all too well the high standards and professionalism Kevin and his staff exude, backed up by the numerous successful former students to have been involved with Kevin which is why we chose to follow Kevin when CPA closed.

KA Arts will only keep going from strength to strength, watch out world!



My daughter has been taught by Kevin for many years now, previously with CPA and now at KA Arts.

Kevin brings out the best in his students. He encourages skill and confidence. He has created a performing arts family!

My sincere thanks to Kevin and his teachers.