Three hours of friendly musical theatre fun every term-time weekday taught by experienced industry teaching professionals? What’s not to like?
We play games, devise scenes, work on scripts, sing loudly and dance the time away. It’s a dynamic, energetic and exciting place to be. And all the time we are building those key life skills confidence, communication, teamwork, sociability and positive approaches to pressure.Every term has a theme and we usually put on something for parents and friends at the end. It might be a showcase, a mini-pantomime at Christmas (complete with mince pies) or our main public show whcih happens at the end of the spring term.
Children can come along for a two-week trial for them (and you) to make sure we are the right place. So why not give it a go?
And for those who already love musical theatre and/or play instruments and really want a new challenge, we now have The Company.
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!
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.
Best Beginners (previously ‘First Class’) is a wonderful introduction to communications skills and performance. Learning through play and experience is vital and your child will have the chance to try things out in an exciting and energetic atmosphere of fun and support.
Our First Class holidays are for making new friends, building confidence and having a fantastic time – a safe, friendly and dynamic atmosphere where every child will feel able to join in.
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 School of Musical Theatre.
Best’s LAMDA classes achieve truly remarkable results – we offer expert tuition to all grades of LAMDA examination.
Best’s legendary holiday courses – children devise, script and perform a unique musical show in just 5 days!
Best Youth Theatre (aka TheBYTE) is creative, re-inventive, challenging and progressive – a well-established, multi-award-winning, dynamic young people’s theatre company.
Best School of Acting is an entirely new concept in part-time theatre training – specialist acting sklls and techniques for young people.
The Company is an exciting and unique new group focused on creating and performing new musicals – ideal for genuine triple threats and actor-musicians.
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 »