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
    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: 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. BTEC production arts (90 credit diploma)

    Course Date: Fri 15 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work backstage? If so, this BTEC course, accredited by Edexcel, is the one for you. Based in the heart of the West End, with strong connections to the professional industry, you will work on our entire production calendar (five to seven full-scale productions) in a variety of roles, giving you the skills and confidence to get out there!



    You will be involved in all production making processes, and your regular time commitment will be from 6.30pm-9.30pm on a Friday evening and all day on a Sunday. Production weeks will require more time…



    To apply for the course please telephone 0207 492 2546 to make an appointment to meet the course leader or check out www.citylit.ac.uk/auditions to download the application form. A formal interview will be required before you are enrolled.



    Please note: a student loan (the 24+ loan) is available for financing this course.

    Course may be subject to date and time change please call department for details.

    The course fee is £3000. 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, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £600 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: £3,000.00
    Senior fee: £3,000.00
    Concession: £3,000.00

  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. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  13. Commedia dell'Arte: intensive

    Course Date: Thu 10 Aug 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. Core energetics for actors

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a deeper connection to your voice and body by removing blocks through unique play and movement exercises. Free up impulses that lie hidden and unexpressed and unleash your own unique power and creativity.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  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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