BestFest is a celebration of young people’s creativity  – a festival of thrilling theatre and show-based activities for all ages  – yes, even adults! So whether you currently attend any theatre-based classes or not why not come along and give it a go? And if you just want to see what goes on there is plenty to watch. You will love it!

There will be loads of things to try out – fun sessions for toddlers and nursery ages, drama, singing, dancing and circus workshops for ages 6+. There’s also lots to see with shows throughout the day – from musical mash-ups to the unique immersive theatre experience , Dreamweaver. There’s an Improvisation Lab, a Comedy Cafe, talks from industry professionals and even a miniMacbeth! And with food & drink and music everywhere the creative carnival will be a fantastic experience.

See below for more details of each activity!

The Covid-safe action takes place at Beaumont School in circus tents, marquees and spaces around the campus – and there are full plans in place if there is rain.

The aim is to celebrate the creativity, optimism and resilience of our young people during the pandemic and to show how much theatre and performance can contribute to mental well-being and the feeling of belonging and inclusion. And, of course to HAVE FUN!!!

Acting, singing and dancing workshops

Come and have a go! You’ll be amazed what we can achieve in 45 minutes and there’s NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Theatre fun for 3 to 5’s

Games, music and singing for nursery age children – 45 minutes of fun and friendship!

Fun for toddlers

Sounds, senses and singing – new experiences for ages 3 months to 3 years.

Circus skills with Fantastiko

Walk the high wire, learn to juggle, try out stilts. The Fantastiko workshops give everyone that Big Top experience!

An amazing immersive theatre experience!. Hard to describe. Completely  unforgettable. Totally unmissable. 

Musical Mash-Ups

Your favourite musicals all mashed-up – fun and energy throughout the day in a series of musical performances.

MiniMacbeth

The classic tale of ambition and treachery brought to you in under an hour.

Comedy Cafe

Sketches, strange characters and hilarious tales.

Improv Lab

Who knows where this will lead as new situations are invented, imagined and explored.

More coming soon! Watch this space!