BestBeans

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. AND WE’RE BACK FACE-TO-FACE FOR THE SUMMER

BestBeans are classes from Best Theatre Arts for babies and toddlers in St Albans and Hertford and offer the best start for your child – a brilliant new way to begin their voyage through childhood with growing self-esteem, easy sociability and a good sense of fun.

It is a complete creative experience, nurturing co-ordination, confidence and communication skills. We know every child is different and our small class sizes let us help to find the right way to work with your child.

St Albans & Hertford

BestBeans is at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans on Tuesday mornings, 10am or 11am and at Abel Smith School in Hertford on Saturdays at 9am.

Contact Lisa on 07974 231622 ([email protected]) for more information 

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We use a unique mix of classic and original stories, songs, music and movement so the comfort of the familiar is matched with the thrill and discovery of the new.

Our 45 minute classes are split between children aged 3 months to walkers, and those walking and beginning to talk. The children gather the perfect blend of experiences and skills with which to explore their childhood and develop their potential.

And you get the chance to play and bond with your child and to meet and chat with other Mums, building up your network of friends and support. It’s great to see our parents getting together each week in the cafe for coffee and cakes!

It’s the very best way to spend a morning! Bestbeans is a complete creative experience, developing skills that will stay with your child for life!



Our Classes

  • BestBeans: 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.

    Bestbeans are classes from Best Theatre Arts for babies and toddlers in St Albans and offer the best start for your child – a brilliant new way to begin their voyage through childhood with growing self-esteem, easy sociability and a good sense of fun.

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    BestBeans
  • First Class: 3 - 6 Years

    First Class is a gentle introduction to communications skills and performance from Best Theatre Arts. Learning through play and experience is vital and your child will have the chance to try things out in an atmosphere of fun and support. Of course not all the children are comfortable with performance – indeed many are initially nervous or shy. But it is amazing how quickly that changes as we help them grow the confidence to move forward.

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    First Class
  • First Class Holidays: 3 - 6 Years

    It’s a place for making new friends, building confidence and having a fantastic time – a safe, friendly and dynamic atmosphere where even the most timid child will feel able to join in. And perhaps the best recommendation comes from the number of children who come back to our holiday courses year after year. No experience is necessary, and there are no auditions. Every week is different so children can come to as many as they like.

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    First Class Holidays
  • Best - acting, singing & dancing: 6 - 16 Years

    If you are looking for drama classes, acting training or the whole range of performing arts for the theatre in Hertford or St Albans, there’s no better place to start than Best Theatre Arts.

    Best’s core course features an hour each of acting/drama, singing and dancing on a Friday or Saturday.

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    Best - acting, singing & dancing
  • TheBYTE: 6 - 16 Years

    Best Youth Theatre (aka TheBYTE) is creative, re-inventive, challenging and progressive – a well-established, dynamic young people’s theatre company in St Albans.

    Based at The Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans, We build confidence and skills in a supportive, friendly and open environment in which all the group feel able to give things a go. And, most of all, we have FUN! TheBYTE is part of Best Theatre Arts, St.Albans’ leading independent theatre school for young people and is run by Lisa Schulberg, principal of Best School of Acting.

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    TheBYTE
  • LAMDA: 6 - 16 Years

    Best’s LAMDA classes have achieved truly remarkable results- we are delighted that so far we have achieved a 100% pass rate – the vast majority (over 90%) at either Merit or Distinction!

    We offer expert tuition to all grades of LAMDA examination. Each grading takes a course of eight 20 minute classes and there’s a huge variety of performance skills you can choose to explore – acting, devising, reading, musical theatre – either individually, with a friend or in larger groups.

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    LAMDA
  • Holiday Academies: 6 - 16 Years

    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 from 10am-4pm daily, usually Monday to Friday. A Best Theatre Arts holiday workshop is not just a drama class, a singing class or a dancing class – it is a place for making new friends, building confidence and having a fantastic time – a safe, friendly and dynamic atmosphere where even the most timid child will feel able to join in. And perhaps the best recommendation comes from the number of children who come back to our holiday courses year after year. No experience is necessary, and there are no auditions.

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    Holiday Academies
  • Best School of Acting: 6 - 16 Years

    Best School of Acting is an entirely new concept in children’s part-time theatre training – a term time course offering professional training to young people interested in advancing their acting and drama skills. Based in St.Albans, the three-hour weekly sessions on term-time Saturday afternoons (2pm-5pm) are purely based around drama and performance.

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    Best School of Acting


Latest News

We’re back this summer!
March 17, 2021

The great news is that we are BACK this summer term face-to-face and working towards an amazing end of term celebration – BestFest. Additionally we can now confirm that our summer courses will run 26-30 July, 2-6 August and 9-13 August.

LOCKDOWN 3 – WE’VE GOT THIS, FOLKS!
January 5, 2021

So we are back in full lockdown but fear not, for Best has it all under control. For our musical theatres tudents (and anyone else who wants to join in aged 6 to 16) we have Maskerade – a 6 week online filmed project. For our younger students aged 3 to 6 we have James… Read more »

We’re back again after Lockdown2
December 3, 2020

Best, Best School of Acting, TheBYTE and First Class are BACK this week following our enforced lockdown break. Well done to all those who took part in our online classes – you made the lockdown fly past!