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What is Best?
Best is a part-time performing arts school, offering courses to young people and adults in Hertfordshire. Our values are what makes us special!
Best’s prides itself on the quality of its curriculum, delivered by experienced, dedicated and inspirational professionals.
Best was founded in 1998 and we’ve done so much in 15 years…
Most of our students arrive through ‘word-of-mouth’. People do say some lovely things…
Getting in touch with us…
Phone number, address etc.
Naturally performance plays a big part in what we do – our annual Best shows give everyone a chance to show off new skills…
Addresses and maps for our various venues
Best benefits from excellent links with institutions, organisations and schools in the local area.
Dreamcatching… the Best blog!
David’s blog about all things theatre school-ish!
A little bit about our Patron Bob Reitemeier, and a tribute to our first Patron, Philip Madoc
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.
4 – 6 Years
First Class – acting, singing & dancing class
First Class is a gentle introduction to communications skills and performance from Best Theatre Arts – 90 minutes of drama, dance and singing on term-time Saturdays
First Class Holidays
First Class Holidays provide an exciting, challenging, rewarding and FUN way for children aged 4-6 to spend a week of their Spring or Summer holidays.
6 – 18 Years
Best – acting, singing & dancing class
Acting, singing and dancing – 3 hours every weekend! Make new friends, build confidence, take part in fantastic shows, have fun!
Best Holiday Academies
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.
Best School of Acting (8 – 18 years)
Best School of Acting is an entirely new concept in part-time theatre training – a term time course offering professional training to young people interested in advancing their acting and drama skills.
TheBYTE – youth drama group
The BYTE is creative, re-inventive, challenging and progressive – a new and dynamic young people’s theatre company in St Albans. If you in year 9 or above and are serious in learning about the theatre, TheBYTE is the place to be on a Wednesday evening!
Just Laugh Now
Best invited to perform at the National Theatre
Our production of The Boy Preference has been selected to appear on the Dorfman Stage of the National theatre in July
Best’s LAMDA classes have achieved truly remarkable results and there’s a huge variety of performance skills you can choose to explore.
Private vocal coaching
Individual vocal lessons with Lucy Wilson
Dates, Times & Fees
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