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We're celebrating 30 years!

30 Years

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Acting School Berkhamsted


Gobstoppers is a very friendly, family run theatre arts and educational company in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. We celebrated our 25th year in 2019 and currently have over 200 children on our books.


Chris and Victoria Williams are our Principals. Victoria is additionally Royal Shakespeare Company trained, and a current vocal coach in the West End for 'Matilda the Musical' & Chris trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music and is a professional actor & singer. Both are trained & experienced teachers with an aditional PGCE qualification.


Gobstoppers offer many classes including drama classes for children up to the ages of 18, with groups running term time only, after school, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with additionally, two groups on Saturday mornings.


We are a Registered Centre for LAMDA, GCSE and A Level Drama. We offer a secure, family environment where everyone feels safe and confident to be themselves.


All Gobstoppers classes and courses are run by a team of qualified industry professionals. Gobstoppers are committed to delivering innovative and creative classes and productions of the highest standard.

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Our approach

We pride ourselves on being a centre that teaches the performing arts with fun, enthusiasm and from our own professional experiences from working in The West End & Television.


This enables the students to gain confidence and be proud of their achievements, regardless of talents. There is no audition to be part of the company and it is the taking part that counts, whether a singer, actor, performer, back stage, technical, chorus...


Theatre Classes

Gobstoppers offers every pupil many opportunities to perform in productions at local theatres, in our own drama studio and at local events in the area.

GCSE & A Level

If you wish to take a qualification in drama out of school, you can with us!


LAMDA has provided theatre and the world of film and television with generation upon generation of first-class actors and expertly-trained stage managers across the world.


we run an adult singing group, to encourage frightened wannabe singers to come along, learn songs, harmony and perform for charities.

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