First Class is back face to face!

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.

Each First Class, in St Albans or Hertford, lasts for 1½ hours mixing together elements of drama, music and dance, gently encouraging small but significant steps in their development. There will be games, songs, dances – all kinds of activities specifically selected to take your child to their next stage.

And here’s some news…First Class will be changing its name soon to Best Beginners!

Over lockdown we ran brilliant classes under the First Class banner. First there was  Room on the Broom followed by The Gruffalo , then James and the Giant Peach and lastly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – all led by the wonderful Beckie Briley. And every weekend Molly brought smiles and fun to a large class with her First Class ONLINE classes. 

Booking Info

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Hertford 9am-10.30am



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Latest News

Best makes Connections with the National Theatre
October 12, 2021

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
August 17, 2021

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
August 16, 2021

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 »