Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London

City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting, dance and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano and singing.

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist tutor in advance to help you choose the right level should you require help and advice.

Would you like some help or advice?

For music courses call 020 7492 2630 or email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542 or email drama@citylit.ac.uk.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  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. Voiceovers: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00

  3. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This comprehensive acting course is ideal for anyone who may require a little more time, support and adjustment as you engage in the acting process. All levels are welcome. Develop your potential through text, improvisation and scene work.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Ballet music by Debussy and Ravel

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A new style of music reflecting Impressionism in painting inspired choreographers to create exciting new ballets in the early 20th century.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Music production with Logic

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful presentation techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  7. World music: Township tunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore groovy repertoire of South Africa, from Kwela jive to Mbqunga and jazz. Ensemble playing and opportunities for improvisation.

    Rhythm section places are limited: please contact the Music department to check vacancies. Drummer, bass and piano places filled.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Singing for fun

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. This short course will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00

  9. Ukulele: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 2 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced ukulele players, this short course will hone your skills, extend your understanding of chord theory, picking and tablature. Apply these techniques to standard tunes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apple’s GarageBand must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Actor's voice: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Opera arias

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study and sing opera arias concentrating on beauty of tone and lyricism. Learn how to combine a clean, sustained line with clarity of text. All arias presented in class must be sung from memory.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Salsa: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for an energetic and intensive introduction to Salsa. Learn a new skill whilst having fun and discover the origins and cultural context of this passionate dance. No need to bring a partner, part of the fun is meeting new people but most of all learning a new dance style whilst having a good time.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. Music business skills 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Led by industry professional Laura Young (S2k Music), this course is essential for music creators and performers building a career. Topics include self promotion, releasing music, income streams, societies and contracts.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Piano: return to playing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list