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What is Best?
Best is a part-time performing arts school, offering courses to young people and adults in Hertfordshire. Our values are what makes us special!
Best’s prides itself on the quality of its curriculum, delivered by experienced, dedicated and inspirational professionals.
A little bit about our Patron Bob Reitemeier, and a tribute to our first Patron, Philip Madoc
Best was founded in 1998 and we’ve done so much in 15 years…
Most of our students arrive through ‘word-of-mouth’. People do say some lovely things…
Naturally performance plays a big part in what we do – our annual Best shows give everyone a chance to show off new skills…
Addresses and maps for our various venues
Dreamcatching… the Best blog!
David’s blog about all things theatre school-ish!
Getting in touch with us…
Phone number, address etc.
3 Months – 4 Years
What a wonderful world it is for the very young – every day filled with new sights, sounds and experiences. Bestbeans helps develop in your child the skills needed to make the most of them.
4 – 6 Years
First Class – acting, singing & dancing class
First Class is a gentle introduction to communications skills and performance from Best Theatre Arts – 90 minutes of drama, dance and singing on term-time Saturdays
First Class Holidays
First Class Holidays provide an exciting, challenging, rewarding and FUN way for children aged 4-6 to spend a week of their Spring or Summer holidays.
6 – 18 Years
Best – acting, singing & dancing class
Acting, singing and dancing – 3 hours every weekend! Make new friends, build confidence, take part in fantastic shows, have fun!
Best Holiday Academies
If you’re looking for a way for your children (aged 6 to 16) to burn off some energy, improve their confidence, meet new friends and have some fun, look no further than our fantastic holiday courses that run during the school holidays.
TheBYTE – youth drama group
The BYTE is creative, re-inventive, challenging and progressive – a new and dynamic young people’s theatre company in St Albans. If you in year 9 or above and are serious in learning about the theatre, TheBYTE is the place to be on a Wednesday evening!
1stBYTE is a new group which gives young actors in school years 6, 7 and 8 the chance to flex their performance skills in a professional and fun way.
Best School of Acting (8 – 18 years)
Best School of Acting is an entirely new concept in part-time theatre training – a term time course offering professional training to young people interested in advancing their acting and drama skills.
Best’s LAMDA clases have achieved truly remarkable results and there’s a huge variety of performance skills you can choose to explore.
Private vocal coaching
Individual vocal lessons with Lucy Wilson
The Boy Preference
Best Theatre Arts’ youth theatre group, TheBYTE, proudly presents The Boy Preference, a brand new play by Elinor Cook, as part of the National Theatre Connections programme.
The Feelgood Factor
At last! A chance to sing those songs you sing in the shower – but for real! This is for the countless adults who have wailed “Why don’t I ever get the chance to do this sort of thing?”
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