About Us


Hikari Arts was founded over 11 years ago, with just a handful of students and a dream. Since then, more than 450 people have walked through our doors and become students with us! We are the only combined music and drama school based right in the centre of Swindon. Because of this, students and their parents enjoy ultimate convenience and stress free lessons.  

Our name

Hikari (光) is the Japanese word for 'light' or 'shine'. This reflects our belief that people shine when they are given permission to be themselves, do what they love, and are grow through creative opportunities.

Everyone welcome!

Our name 'Hikari' is a nod to our half Japanese owner's cultural roots. We are proud to be a school which serves students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.

Christian ethos

We are proud to have built our school upon Christian values. Our name meaning 'light' is a reflection of the many verses found in the bible, which talk about light. Here is one of those: “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8: 12)


Our school is based in the beautiful grade II listed Town Hall, in Swindon town centre.
The Town Hall is also home to ‘Swindon Dance‘, an inspirational not-for-profit dance organisation. Thanks to our unique connection with Swindon Dance, we can make use of the superb facilities and incredible atmosphere that the building has to offer! Dance, music and drama lessons can all be found in one building here. Which means great convenience for our students. There is also a professional theatre which Hikari Arts students get to perform in once a year!

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