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!

Change of location for all St Albans classes Saturday 26 September

There is a teachers’ conference at Sandringham this Saturday which means we have to change our usual spaces.

ALL CLASSES (Best Theatre Arts, Best School of Acting, First Class, LAMDA and Singing) will drop off and pick up from the Main Hall.

This is located at the top of the school directly in front of you as you come through the main gate.

The conference may also mean the car park is busier than usual, so it may be advisable to park in the top car park.

The map below may help – Main Hall marked in red

PowerPoint Presentation

Getting Histerical!

poster-try-1We’re delighted to announce that Best’s public show next year (12-14 March 2016) will be ‘Histeria – The Complete and Total History of Britain’. From the Vikings and Romans, through the Wars of the Roses and Tudors, right up to the Second World War and today, we will explore the untold (and mostly silly) stories behind the legends and histories.

The broad sweep of this epic work will mean that once again every child will have plenty to do!

With the strange timing of Easter in 2016, we will be beginning rehearsals earlier than usual – after half term in the Autumn. So if you’re thinking of signing up for Best, now is the time to do it!

Best rocks the National Theatre

outside the dorfmanWe sold out the Dorfman and it rocked! A superb performance by our wonderful cast capped a magical two days spent at the National Theatre. We saw some fantastic theatre and got to rehearse in the the wonderful facilities. They looked after us so well it was relaxed and stress free!

The group had a brilliant time and there were other memories too – strolling down the South Bank on a warm summer’s evening, all friends together. A post-show pizza by the river. Even the inevitable cheeky Nando’s!

Here’s a brief video of our experience

And here is a trailer for the show…

It was an experience none of us will ever forget. What an achievement!