Best Theatre Arts, Hertfordshire’s leading independent part-time theatre school for young people, is coming to Heath Mount School!

Founded in 1998, Best has become a major part of many child’s school years – helping with confidence, sociability, teamwork and, of course, performance skills. You can find out all about our history, our values and our team here on this website.

What are the classes?

We are bringing two groups – Best Beginners, the new name for our First Class, for ages 3 to 5 where they will begin their performing arts adventure and Best Musical Theatre – 3 hours of acting, singing and dancing taught by top professionals in a fun and exciting atmosphere where every child has the chance to shine. This is split into age groups – years 1 to 3, years 4 to 6 and years 7 upwards.

Why are we moving to Heath Mount?

We founded our Hertford school in 2002 at Simon Balle School, moving to Abel Smith School in 2005, and over the years we have enjoyed a series of very loyal and talented cohorts. It’s always been a place of friendship, fun and family.

The opportunity to move to Heath Mount School though has proven irresistible – the facilities, location and ambience are simply outstanding and suit us far better than the lovely but a little cramped spaces at Abel Smith School. We’ll be using the gym, the dance studio and a classroom in the same block for our weekly classes.

We believe Heath Mount School and Best Theatre Arts are natural partners – we can’t wait to start.

Free session on 11th September

Why not come and give it a go, free of charge? Your child can experience the exciting classes we run and you will get the chance to meet the Best team. We are planning to run the session on this day in the Performing Arts Centre for our Beginners group from 11.30am-12.30pm and for our musical theatre group from 1.30pm until 3pm (school years 1 to 6) and 3.30pm to 5pm (school years 7 upwards). Just let us know you are coming by booking here. If you CAN’T make it, don’t worry, you can come for a taster class when we open fully from 25th September. Just email us.

To find out more

We are always happy to talk – just call us on 01727 759634. Or you can email [email protected].

In the meantime there are (literally) hundreds of videos on our Vimeo site – you can see some of the amazing things we did over lockdown, previous shows and holiday workshops and all kinds of things.

From 3 months to 5 years,
a fabulous introduction to performance

Acting, singing, dancing, fun and friendship
for ages 6 to adult

Technique, stagecraft, confidence & performance
for ages 8 to adult

Skills in front and behind the lens
for ages 11 upwards