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.

"Phoenix Rising is the best thing that has happened for Carl, he loves going there and Adrian and Sarah have brought out the best in him especially with his art work, everyone who works there are really caring special people."


Out & About


Off site community based

2 groups

A Session which includes regular community activities such as bowling, cinema, galleries, museums, cafes, sports, day trips and visits to a variety of venues in Milton Keynes and beyond.

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 run 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 in public performances.

MEDIA & video production



Off site community based

A session led by professional photographers based around visually exploring 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.


During the March 2020 lockdown we created Phoenix TV to enable group members to continue to keep in touch with each other and to contribute to our very own online TV channel!

Special events

We regularly arrange special events for our group members such as public performances, exhibitions, parties, celebrations and social occasions.

"UPRISING" Art exhibition at Gallery 200, Silbury Boulevard, 2018

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

Open Mic Nights

Monthly Open Mic session in The Marquee Room at The Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford. 7.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Entry tickets are just £10.00.

Carers and support free entry!

See HERE for photos of this event


"A Night at The Musicals" Musical Theatre performance

at The 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

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Public exhibition of art by the creative group members. October 2019 at The Event Space, Milton Keynes Central Library.

Private View evening