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. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including Broadcast Standard American, London, Manchester, Scottish (Glasgow) and Eire (Dublin). Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Access to HE diploma (Drama)

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    Course dates and times are subject to change please contact 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

  3. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  4. Acting for radio: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 14 Jun 2017
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  5. 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. Doug Rollins has been a principal artist in over 55 commercials for cinema, TV and internet, and this is a rare opportunity to gain insight into this little understood but lucrative area of the acting profession.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Acting: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017 (and 2 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 if you have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners' and improvers' level, or have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 11 May 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive encounter with fundamental acting techniques including voice, movement and acting skills.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Actor Summer School: Improvers

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Alexander technique: masterclass

    Course Date: Sun 20 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to integrate freedom of voice and movement in performance. Learn skills to gain presence, find your centre and deal with performance nerves.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. American accents for actors: intensive

    Course Date: Wed 2 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aimed at professional actors and those in training, you will learn how to speak with confidence and authority in a broadcast standard American accent. Regional and ethnic American accents will be touched on if time permits.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Anatomy of voice: masterclass

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  14. Aural awareness for grade 5+ exams

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join this friendly and productive class to strengthen and add to your aural skills through improved musical knowledge, awareness and practice techniques. Taught in the digital piano suite. Tutor: Shelagh Sutherland [external website].
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics of this highly disciplined art form in a friendly and supportive environment. Ideal if you are a complete beginner or would like to return to basics.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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