We have three main bases for in-house activities and two community based meeting points. 

phoenix Rising:mk

First floor,

2 Burners Lane,

Kiln Farm,

MK15 3HB.

We are above the MK Play Association.

York House Centre

London Road

Stony Stratford

MK11 1JQ

chrysalis theatre

Japonica Lane,

Willen Park South.

MK15 9JY

community based activities

Guest Services

Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre,

Silbury Boulevard


Enter shopping centre by door 10.

Mc. Donald's

Xscape Centre,

602 Marlborough Gate, 

MK9 3XS 

What we offer


At Phoenix Rising:MK, the arts, in their many forms, are a key strength of our provision.

This includes Painting, Drawing, Textiles, 3-D construction, Performing Arts, Music, Singing, Photography and Multi-Media. 

Our group members have the opportunity to work with professional standard materials and equipment and the latest technology. Staff are highly experienced and qualified in their subjects.

We work with individuals in a person centred approach, allowing them to express their individuality as well as develop creative skills. Everyone achieves through creativity and personal expression!

You will be able to see some of the amazing work the group members produce in the exhibition we are holding at M.K.Museum, as part of the

 'B.U.' FESTIVAL during August 3rd to 5th.

(Thank you Chloe for the video)

Art & ArTZworld

Wednesday & Fridays @ York  House

Learn to develop skills and express yourself confidently in a variety of visual arts & crafts techniques. 

Group members have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in public exhibitions and our on-line gallery. 

Susie with her large scale print at our exhibition in Milton Keynes Museum.

'The platform @ phoenix'

Performing Arts

Mondays & Tuesdays @ The Chrysalis Theatre.

Explore all aspects of performing arts, from singing and music, dance and acting, creative thinking and theatre performance.  

Sessions are lead by professionally trained  teachers  and performers with industry experience. 

Our focus is on having fun, skill and confidence building and sharing our achievements with family, friends and the local community by staging public performances. 

Out & About


Community based

Community based activities such as:

of venues in Milton Keynes 

and beyond.


Wednesdays @ York House

A fun mixture of exercise, movement, music, sound, games & sensory experience.

MEDIA, video production & Radio.

Mondays & Thursdays

@ Kiln Farm 

Media team having fun with Green Screen / Chroma Key backgrounds! 

Radio Production

As part of the Media session, we have a regular Radio Show once a fortnight on Tuesday mornings with Stony Radio as well as our own Phoenix Radio Show on Monday & Tuesday  afternoons live from Kiln Farm! 

Forthcoming show dates: 7/21 November.


During the March 2020 lock down we created our very own TV channel, HI VIZ TV, to enable group members to continue to keep in touch.

We decided to continue the project and it has now become a permanent fixture. Group members contribute content to it and we encourage contributions from non group members who wish to have their views, voices and opinions heard. 



A session led by a professional artist-photographer, based around self expression, 

exploration and enjoyment of the local environment, through the medium 

of photography. Cameras are provided but group members can also use their own. 

Group members have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work  in public exhibitions 

and our on-line gallery.  

feel-good friday

Fridays @ York House

A fun combination of music, singing, games & quizzes to set you up for the weekend!


Tuesdays. Various swimming pool venues.

Swim or just have fun in the water.


We arrange special events such as public performances, exhibitions, parties, 

celebrations & social occasions.


Please note: Those events marked with an asterisk * are for Phoenix group members and families only.

PAST events


Our pantomime production at The Chrysalis Theatre, February 2nd 2022.

UPRISING THREE: 'From Lockdown to Freedom' Art Exhibition . 

Milton keynes Museum gallery. October - November 2021

See the video tour of the exhibition here:

 The 'Freedom Painting'

This painting was created as an expression of the feelings of freedom following lifting of the lockdown and was created during the summer of 2021

It comprises 14 x 4 ft. sq. canvases joined together to create a unified painting of 224 sq.feet  ft. and was a collaborative piece by all the members of the art group.   

Watch the Freedom Painting video here: 

Watch the Anglia ITV news report here: 


At The Chrysalis Theatre

  September 2021.

Showcasing the marvellous creations of our group members - modelled by them!


Halloween Masked Ball 2017

Festivals & Fairs 

Art in the park

Fun Fair

Mela festival

" SPIN CIRCUS" event at Willen Pavillion, 2018

Visit to "ComiCon"  

"Our Way" Musical Theatre Performance 




Meals out

"A Night at The Musicals" Musical Theatre performance 

Chrysalis Theatre, 20 September 2019.

What audience members said about our show "A Night at The Musicals" ...

 I cried . I laughed , my cheeks ache from smiling and my hands sore from clapping but what a great night So humbling!!! My heart just melted Thankyou for inviting us Can’t wait till the next one xxx

 It was such a brilliant show they have all done so well and well done Karina xx

This wasn’t just a production that was thrown together. The thought, planning and preparation from scenery, costumes, individual roles, music etc, etc was outstanding, as was the attention to detail. A huge well done and thank you to all, particularly the stars of the show!

Totally and utterly blown away at the talent and the total brilliance of Kane and all his Phoenix friends, to put on such an extravaganza was breathtaking... Karina Jade Streeton, John Odwell, Adrian Pinckard you guys are the best.... Broadway here we come xxxxx

 It was amazing. Phoenix rising you are amazing x

 What an amazing evening this was .... Loved it xx

 An amazing evening. ....... loved it !!

·       What a fantastic show u all need awards absolutely magical well done everyone for their extreme talents & everyone who made this come together

·        Looked amazing. Well done Carl, Arry and Kane

·         Absolutely fantastic evening.x

·          Amazing nite well done to everybody xxxx

·         t It was an amazing show. Thanks to all of you at Phoenix - everything was brilliant; the performances, the costumes, music, backdrops, props. It was so lovely to see how inclusive it was and how you have done wonders for the performers' self esteem. Can't thank you enough. 

·         Thanks for all your hard was an amazing show. Always uplifting watching and listening to all the wonderful performers

·         Looks fabulous, well done all of you

·          Brilliant picture well done to you all.x

·       Absolutely amazing evening. Well done everybody. 


·       Great performance. 

·          What an amazing show it was too, from start to finish, well done to everyone involved it was awesome xx

 The whole production was truly amazing!!!

Well done everyone!!!!xxx

Dear Adrian, Sarah, Karina, John, Anita and everyone,

Thank you so much for a wonderful time on Friday with A Night At the Musicals. It was a truly inspiring and wonderful evening, and Pete and I were both very impressed and moved in equal measure.  The performing arts groups must have worked so hard to achieve their splendid performances, and there was obviously a lot of dedicated work from staff, parents and volunteers as well.

What we want to know now is, when can we buy a copy of the video? In fact, we might want several copies for family and friends! It was so enjoyable we haven’t stopped talking about it since!

Many, many thanks and best wishes to all.

I have just seen the most fantastic performance ever, by phoenix rising at the Chrysalis theatre. A night at the musicals. It was indeed. Absolutely amazing. Well done to all. You made me laugh and cry. We sang and clapped along. You were all superb. Thank you for a fantastic evening. Absolutely loved it. What talents you have.

What an absolutely fabulous show last night. Congratulations to all the talented performers loved every minute. Keep up the good work Lesley woodman x

Words cannot express how utterly amazing the work of Phoenix Rising is on these inspiring young people! truly bringing out the best in them! This years show was nothing short of magnificent and I am so grateful to everyone involved for their part in putting it all together...the confidence building is plain to see in the stage presence of each and every one!! Just when you think it couldn`t get any better!!....It jolly well does!! From my son Arry and I, `We Thank you!!`  


Hi Adrian and Sarah

I have to congratulate you and your team but in particular of course to all of the performers on such a successful evening. The commitment, passion and hard work from you all was clearly evident and it was infectious.  

It was great to see a full house and the support that it received and in turn the audience received an enjoyable fun show which was delivered with professionalism and supported individuals to show case their talents and potential. 

I think there are many of us who want to see what happens in the future and are looking forward to your next event.

You should all feel so proud – please pass my comments on to the performers and your colleagues. GREAT STUFF!!!!

Kind regards


Andrea Natale

Service Manager – Provider Services  

Joint Learning Disability Services

People Directorate, Milton Keynes Council