Best School of Musical Theatre

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?

We have groups on Saturdays at Sandringham School, St Albans (10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm) and in Hertford (10.15am-1.15pm) where we are moving to our lovely new venue at Heath Mount School. 

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!

There is no better introduction to performing arts (acting, singing and dancing) than Best for children aged 6 to 16!

Our Classes

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 »