Category: News

Our small act of thoughtfulness goes viral!

A Best mum’s tweet about her son’s experience with us has gone viral. This is the tweet that caused the excitement from @naomi_rovnick said:- “My boy is autistic and his drama group have adapted Twelfth Night to write a part for him where he runs on stage and interrupts the dialogue to reel off lists… Read more »

Find a Partner poster released

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David writes… It is nice when something you’ve created is described as ‘brilliant’ by the National Theatre marketing people. Such was the praise for our ‘Find A Partner’ poster. The evolution of the poster is quite interesting:- we wanted to show a young person trapped in a format expected of them – so we picked… Read more »

Best makes Connections with the National Theatre

NT Connections 2022 logo

Best has been selected to take part in the 2022 National Theatre Connections programme. This is hugely exciting, following on from our participation in 2015 where we were selected to appear at the National Theatre itself with ‘The Boy Preference’, and our amazing production of ‘These Bridges’ in 2018 at ArtsDepot, Finchley. Our chosen play… Read more »

Best welcomes Eden Lole as Musical Director

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Musical Director, Eden Lole. Eden is a singer, musical director, songwriter, performer and pianist, who began teaching at just 17-years old to her younger peers at school. She continued to teach her throughout her University years, where she graduated with a first-class honour in Music Performance at the British Institute of… Read more »

Best Hertford moves to Heath Mount

We are delighted to announce that our Hertford classes are moving to Heath Mount School near Watton-at-Stone. It is a fantastic venue – beautiful buildings and grounds and super facilities, inclding a brand new Performing Arts Centre. There’s more news here, and there’s a free workshop session on 11th September where prospective parents and students… Read more »

David on the radio

My dulcet tones rang forth across the airwaves last night on 92.6FM Radio Verulam Parents’ Show with Lydia El Khouri and Seema Barker. By the end I felt quite humbled by their support for what Best has done over lockdown! I am genuinely proud of what we have achieved but now there is so much… Read more »

We’re back this summer!

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!

So we are back in full lockdown but fear not, for Best has it all under control. For our musical theatres students (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 Lockdown 2

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!

Halloween Spooktacular!

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 spookiness… Read more »