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: Fri 28 Apr 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 25 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Drama club for adults

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get involved in our all-adult drama club, designed to provide a fun and interactive community for playing with acting skills and finding like-minded people. Our flexible drop-in structure means you can enjoy drama on your terms! If you choose to, you can pay for ALL 24 SESSIONS up front (at a discounted rate of £162). Each class lasts 1.5hrs. Alternatively, you can pay for each individual session (at £9 per session) you attend by booking through our Eventbrite page: dramaatcitylit.eventbrite.co.uk.
    CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO EVENTBRITE.
    Full fee: £162.00
    Senior fee: £162.00
    Concession: £162.00

  9. 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

  10. Improvisation for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an advanced improv course, ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  12. Improvisation: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Improvisation: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improver's course. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Meisner: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meisner's simple but powerful exercises will help you to become more expressive, expanding your ability to respond, be fully present and work authentically.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Meisner: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and develop your ability to act freely, moment to moment, as you work with Meisner's foundation principles on text-based work.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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