Acting short courses

Enjoy our short courses in acting for all levels at City Lit, in the centre of London's theatreland. Our courses, which take place in Covent Garden, are taught by experts who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Choose a course in the daytime, evening or at weekends.
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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Directing contemporary theatre: intensive

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginner's course exploring the practical elements of directing for the theatre. The course will provide the opportunity for you to learn the primary techniques of theatre directing. It will be run in a fun and practical way giving you the chance to work as a director on a contemporary modern scene.

    You will also act in some scenes to support other directing students as they work (no acting experience is necessary).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  11. Exploring female playwrights

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will engage with the work of modern female playwrights, with an awareness of the broader social and theatrical context.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Grotowski: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to hone an emotional and physical connection to your work as an actor? Awaken your impulses and discover Grotowski's method of physical approaches to performance through this beginners course.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Improvisation for fun: intro

    Course Date: Fri 16 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  14. Improvisation: intensive

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improvisation is not making it up as you go along…instead this is an in-depth look at the skills and techniques you need in order to improvise from scratch and within text to portray truthfully-based character and dramatic interaction.
    Full fee: £93.00
    Senior fee: £93.00
    Concession: £93.00

  15. Introduction to acting

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in your performance.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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