Best wins drama festival!

Best’s youth theatre group TheBYTE were triumphant with our production of Ali Smith’s ‘Just’ at the Welwyn Youth Drama Festival, winning Best Play and the Adjudcator’s Award in recognition of the outstanding chorus work.

Congratulations to the cast and to director Dawn Hudson on anther amazing success for Best!

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Best to perform in the Roman Amphitheatre

Fresh from our success at the Welwyn Youth Drama Festival, our youth theatre group, TheBYTE, has a brilliant opportunity to perform at the Roman Amphitheatre of Verulamium!

In association with our friends at Ovo we’ll be presenting a wonderful piece of Greek comedy – Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’ on 17 & 18 July at 7.30pm.

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Best’s app is now live!

Yes it’s here! The Best Theatre Arts app! Please could all Best parents download this and enable notifications as it will help us enormously when we need to get urgent messages out (like this week’s venue changes).
It’s in the Apple Store and Google too.

A fantastic set of summer courses!

Our summer academies were a huge success – Transylvania Express, The Lost Disco of Atlantis and OzWars were very well attended, enjoyed good weather and were brilliant fun. The shows were all stunning!

This year we tried out a couple of new things too. In our last show – OzWars, we performed a stunning UV sequence using rockets and planets made by the students!

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Now it’s time to focus on the Autumn term – we’ll be looking at pantomime techniques in Best, and in First Class it’s ‘The Hums of Pooh!’. Places are very limited and if you are interested in joining, you should book as son as possible.

2016 Best School of Acting auditions

We are holding open audition workshop for our forthcoming productions and courses on 8 August 2016 so if you are interested we have another cunning plan so call us as soon as possible. Scholarships and bursaries may be available for those showing real potential.

The school is currently full, but with some students graduating this July we will have a small number of places available for new students to start in September and we are holding an audition workshop for interested students from 2pm to 5pm on Monday 8th August 2016 at The Malting Arts Centre.

The workshop is as much for you as it is for us! You’ll get to see the kinds of things we do in class and meet the staff. We are just looking for a positive attitude and commitment – it is an ‘inclusive’ rather than an ‘exclusive’ process. And we guarantee you will enjoy it.

We do have scholarships available for those in whom we see real development potential – not necessarily in pure acting talent terms, but in the scope there might be for real progression given the right coaching. These would be awarded following the workshop and may be worth up to 100% of the class fees.

Book online here.or by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01727 759634.

2016 Holiday course themes announced!

There’s a fantastic choice of themes next year at our 2016 holiday courses!

For 6 to 16s there is Pantomonium in the Easter holidays, and Transylvania Express, The Lost Disco of Atlantis and OzWars in the summer. Go here for more information and to book.

For 4 to 6s, it’s Happy Feet at Easter, followed by Finding Nemo, Ice Age and Where the Wild Things Are in the summer. Click here to find out more and book!