Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Ableton Live: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Ableton Live skills to the next level with this short course that will unlock powerful creative tools in Ableton Live 10.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  3. Logic: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those who would like to extend their use of Logic Pro to realise their recording and production skills. We'll cover comping, sidechaining, parallel compression, flextime and more to give you the ability to realise more professional recordings and get the most out of this exceptional music production software. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Sing pop and jazz

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet the challenge of singing in contemporary styles. Enjoy jazz and pop repertoire, learning songs with a teacher and accompanist. You need to be able to sing in time and in tune to benefit from this introductory course.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Comedy: sketch writing and performing (intensive)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create, write, and perform comedy material for stage and TV. Working under the guidance of an Emmy award winning comedy producer / director you will gain insights into the craft behind successful comedy.



    This course is for complete beginners but is also ideal for those looking to brush up their comedy skills. Tutor: Alan Nixon.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Improvisation for classical piano teachers

    Improvisation for classical piano teachers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to include improvisation in your piano teaching, for its own sake and as a tool for learning theory, coordination and ear training. For piano teachers with little or no experience of improvising.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Jazz repertoire

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy the challenge of playing familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced two weeks ahead of the course. Please note the guitar places are now filled.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Liberace

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The name and the sparkle are familiar, but who was the man behind the image, and the personal and pianistic display? We investigate man and artist in the centenary year of his birth.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Piano masterclass

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    *Please note this date has changed from the original printed guide*

    An intensive masterclass for pianists at Grade 8 standard and above, comprising two three-hour sessions. This insightful class will address issues of interpretation and style as well as dealing with technique. This year we are delighted to welcome Carole Cerasi who will focus on playing pre-Beethoven repertoire on a modern piano. Ideal repertoire for this class would be: Bach, Sons of Bach (CPE especially), Scarlatti, Haydn or Mozart.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Christmas carols: a brief history

    Course Date: Wed 4 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the rich heritage of Christmas carols. Learn about traditional forms of the carol and the history behind selected examples from the medieval to twentieth century.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  11. Music history book club: Mozart's Women

    Course Date: Fri 6 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The music history book club meets towards the end of each term to discuss novels and biographies with musical themes and references relevant to the music history programme. This term’s book focusses on Mozart.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. TV presenting for beginners (intensive)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Orchestra workshop

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments of Grade 6 level upwards, with good music reading skills. Please click the 'Start assessment' button, which will lead you to a short application form. Once we review your form we will be in touch. Paul Sarcich (conductor), Robert Puzey (leader).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £40.00

  14. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Actor's voice: clarity in intimate speech

    Course Date: Wed 11 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This three hour voice workshop will explore how, by applying vocal clarity naturally and using precise articulation, we will be able to be heard in theatre spaces of various sizes. Tutor: Gordon Faith.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00

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