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 26 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical acting class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Acting: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 5 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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  3. Acting: advanced (character)

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Acting: advanced (scenework)

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Access subtext and character objectives through this advanced engagement of acting skill towards scenework. You will explore a range of dramatic materials in analysing text and considering truthful character interplay – considering what the actor can bring to the text in advance of working with a director.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 11 Sep 2017 (and 12 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Acting: beginners (intensive)

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover acting through this more compact version of our term-long Acting: Beginners courses - same disciplines, same explorations, same hours, just fewer weeks. 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Acting: beginners (movement for actors)

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017 (and 11 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. An actor prepares

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  11. An actor prepares: extra

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards greater professional practice in this advanced class.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  12. Clown: tragedy (2 day intensive)

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at how the clown can still play when the usual setbacks mount up to become truly tragic. When all others would be overwhelmed, the clown accepts the tragic and finds truthful ways to play with great emotions but not to parody them.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Clowning to performance (four-day intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your clown work seen! This is an exciting opportunity to develop clown work for performance, working towards a final showing of your work to a public audience.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Devised theatre: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 17 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Devised theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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