Performing arts

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. 3D special effects make-up for film and TV

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  2. A history of piano music

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Break week: 30th May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. A short history of jazz: Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of this influential music from its origins in New Orleans through to its remarkable, rapid evolution today, learning about the different styles of each era and key musical figures. Tutor: Sara Dhillon.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. ABRSM jazz piano syllabus

    Course Date: Sun 4 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity for classical piano teachers to become familiar with the piano syllabus materials (style, harmony and improvisation) at grades 1-5, and develop understanding of how to prepare exam candidates.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which may include Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and others. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Access to HE diploma (Drama)

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your first steps towards a career in acting on this exciting and disciplined course, equivalent to three A levels, which prepares you for higher education or advanced vocational training.

    PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the advertsied course dates, you will also be required to attend induction on the 9th September 2017 and be present for exit tuorials and Portfolio presentation on the 14th and 16th June 2018.



    Course dates and times are subject to change; please contact the Drama department for details.

    The course fee is £3384. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the course fee. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. A deposit of £340 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    (If you are 18 at the start of the course, the fee may be less- please contact us).

    For more information, please call Drama, dance and speech on 020 7492 2542.
    Full fee: £3,384.00
    Senior fee: £3,384.00
    Concession: £3,384.00

  9. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 26 Oct 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical acting class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Acting for radio: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore acting and performing for radio, working on scenes, sound effects, monologues, commercials, voiceovers and all kinds of microphone techniques, in a supportive but professional environment. Tutor: David Gooderson.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Acting for radio: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore microphone techniques and demands across different areas of audio work. For those who have completed a beginners’ course or have previous relevant industry experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Acting in commercials

    Course Date: Sun 23 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Demystify the world of commercials and take some control over the high intensity demands made upon actors.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Acting: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your skills and technique as you move towards greater standards of professional practice. Work on scenes to performance level. Suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level, or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  14. Acting: advanced (character)

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Acting: advanced (scenework)

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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