Best – acting, singing & dancing class

During the lockdown Best ran a series of brilliant online courses over Zoom. Some of the results were amazing. Check these out-

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Half the World Away

You Will Be Found

But now we’re back face-to-face under Covid-safe conditions for the Autumn term!

There is no better introduction to performing arts (acting ,singing and dancing) than Best for children aged 6 to 16!

With three groups in St Albans (Friday, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon) and one in Hertford (Saturday morning) our training provides a fantastic springboard, nurturing skills that will be invaluable in whatever the children do with the rest of their lives.

To get a quick feeling for what your child might do at Best Theatre Arts, have a look at this video shot by one of our ex-students, Ellie Utting – we think it captures the feeling of fun and friendship beautifully!



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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  • 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

Halloween Spooktacular!
October 29, 2020

https://vimeo.com/473498436 It has been an amazing term so far with our students showing just how adaptable and positive they are, coping effortlessly with all the new ways of doing things… And we ended the half term with a brilliant Halloween Spooktacular where the costumes were creative and hugely entertaining, and the classes laced with weird… Read more »

COVID19 Latest
June 27, 2020

Here is the latest on COVID19 as it affects Best (13 November 2020) With Lockdown2 in place we are moving back online for our classes for the next few weeks and we are thrilled with how ell the first classes have gone. We know it’s not ideal but it is a brilliant way for the… Read more »

Singalongabest!
March 28, 2020

Hi everyone Here’s the singalongabest instructions Instructions Teach yourself the song using the lyrics below and the backing tracks (sorry about my singing on the vocal one) – backing tracks can be found here When taping, please sing unaccompanied (without the backing track) For the dance break please just go mad jumping around, again unaccompanied… Read more »