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. Charleston: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our workshop is full of challenging Charleston choreography and mesmerising new moves. You will be moving with speed, vitality and expression with opportunity for you to wear your best vintage-style outfits! A great way of having fun and improving fitness whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Solo swing and jive: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don' t have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you! We will work on basic foot-work sequences and steps of authentic jazz dancing and Rhythm & Blues Strolls, progressing to faster pace flick kicks and turns for jive and Rock ’n' Roll dances. No partner required!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. TV presenting: professional training (stage 1)

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course introduces you to the fundamentals of TV presenting, from camera skills to scriptwriting.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Screen acting: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work towards greater levels of professional practice in this advanced class. Develop your on-screen performance and enhance your techniques for acting in front of the camera.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00

  6. Dance for fun

    Course Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us to explore basic dance styles and techniques, building and developing coordination, movement patterns, technical skills and your confidence. This is a great class for those new to dance, or those looking to develop their skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Charleston: beginners

    Charleston: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun course that will get you dancing the fast and energetic charleston. Build a solid foundation of basic skills whilst you enjoy dancing to original jazz music from the 20s and 30s.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Charleston: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Test your limits and gain more confidence in solo dancing as we focus on improving your basic body movements, transitioning fluidly between moves, and improvising. A good knowledge of Charleston/Jazz required but, more importantly, enthusiasm and determination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Street dance: general level

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a fun dance class that is guaranteed to get your energy pumping. We will work on your dance technique alongside your performance level, swagger and attitude! This is a general level class suitable for those familiar with Street and other dance styles.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00

  10. Jazz dance: general level

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jazz dance changes just like fashion, with each year and season. Its roots lie in African dance and music but today it has evolved in to one of the most popular dance styles. This class is a classical jazz class with a modern twist suitable for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Bollywood: general level

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and high energy combination of fitness, technique and choreography will continue and further your knowledge of Bollywood and Bhangra dance. An exciting and feel good class providing a great workout alongside technique and dance skills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Magic workshop

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Early morning dance

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your day happy and improve your fitness and sense of wellbeing in an uplifting, early morning dance class. Wake up and shake your body down to 60 minutes of sheer dance fun.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Drama therapy: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  15. Jazz clarinet: introduction

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationships, how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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