Acting and theatre

We offer a vibrant, vigorous, creative choice of full, part-time and short acting and theatre courses and classes that reach to all adults whatever their background, age and aspiration - from acting to technical production, musical theatre to stage combat and much more. Many of our drama tutors are professional practitioners, offering inspiration to students at all levels, from beginners to professional performers. Any questions? Call us on 020 7492 2542 or email drama@citylit.ac.uk
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  1. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 3 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017 (and 5 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

  6. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017 (and 5 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Alexander technique: in performance situation

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Alexander technique: performance breath and voice

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on the performance breath and voice. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. An actor prepares

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop greater sincerity, authenticity, and depth in your acting with the training techniques pioneered by Stanislavski and the Method practitioners. Stimulate your subconscious creativity, experience imagined realities more vividly, and explore more diverse characterisations and emotionally challenging material in a focused and supportive studio course.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  10. Audition ready

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 12 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will enable you to combine and use previous practical training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a part of the ensemble company working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  12. City Lit theatre company (ensemble)

    Course Date: Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will enable you to combine and use previous practical training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a part of the ensemble company working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  13. Commedia dell'Arte: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using masks of the Commedia dell' Arte, study and explore the characters and their relationships.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  14. Devised theatre: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 30 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A great introduction to theatre making, from improvisation and stimulus material to developing performance. Have fun using a variety of approaches to working collaboratively towards performance.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Devised theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on the techniques you have already learnt in devising processes. You will explore devising theatre skills beyond the basic, grow in creativity and active experimentation, and create a unique piece of theatre.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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