Chrystel Arts

Chrystel Arts Theatre School is an independent part time Theatre School run by the current principal Christine Minter for over 30 years.


Chrystel Arts maintains the continuous lineage of dance/drama instruction and training in Edgware, as well as having branches in Chesham and Northwood. Chrystel Arts is a direct descendant of Edgware Dance Studios and prior to that, the Doris Clark School of Dancing established in the 1930’s. 


We pride ourselves on our friendly, caring, family- orientated atmosphere and are delighted that so many ex-pupils now bring their own children to classes. 


Some of our students have been with us for over 20 years and many have gone on to professional careers in the performing arts. 


We aim to be fully inclusive where possible and welcome those with special needs either to our regular classes, or our special needs classes where applicable. 


We offer part-time classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Street, Tap and Drama. Students can take examinations in dance (ISTD) and drama/musical theatre (LAMDA) and there are regular performances, presentations and festivals. 


We also have a performance group covering Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Every two years, we put on our major school production at the Watersmeet Theatre 

in Rickmansworth. 


Our staff are highly qualified and experienced in their various fields and many are professional actors, dancers and performers in their own right, passing on to the students their invaluable experience gained in the industry. Some teachers started their training at Chrystel Arts at the tender age of 3 years old! 


We have students from many different cultures and nationalities and are proud of how they all work together in harmony. Our students make strong friendships that exist beyond the boundaries of our classrooms and they all provide each other with a strong support network. 

Special Offer:


Free Trial Class

  • Claim a free trial class in or Chesham drama group, normally costing £5, until the end of term in July.

Contact Details:


Phone: 07918 925258



Classes are at the Chesham Moor Gym and Swim on Fridays. At the moment we have a class for 4-7 years running from 4-4:45pm, but we will be adding more classes for older age groups in September and are taking submissions for places now!

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