Performing arts

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. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. Recorders: English ensemble repertoire

    Course Date: Sun 15 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    English recorder repertoire, ranging from Elizabethan madrigals to Britten, Vaughan Williams and 21st-century compositions.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Screen acting: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 23 Oct 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique in this improvers class. Work towards creating more truthful performances on camera. You must have completed 'Screen acting: beginners' or an equivalent course elsewhere.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Acting: advanced (Shakespeare)

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Acting for radio: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore microphone techniques and demands across different areas of audio work. For those who have completed a beginners’ course or have previous relevant industry experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Character voice for animation, stage and screen: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus specifically on the world of animation: character choices, script work, audition, performance and how to make an effective character reel. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00

  6. Burlesque: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect for those who have taken our beginners course and those with some experience. Take your burlesque dance, movement, characterisation, costuming and stage skills to the next level!
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Dance for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 26 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Voiceovers: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  9. Voice training for professionals: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on secondary resonance, tonality and extended pitch and range. Open to those who have completed at least one term’s previous vocal training, as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy taking your improvisation skills to an advanced level. Ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Vocal anatomy

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice & speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Introduction to ballet music

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carried away by the graceful movements of ballet, we sometimes forget the music which supports, enhances and illustrates the stories and moods on stage. We explore the intertwining of two art forms.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to apply your previous training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a company, working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards. Auditions will be held in October. Please see the link for more information.

    http://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/winters-tale.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  14. Stanislavski workshop – an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards deeper levels of practice in this workshop.Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to develop greater sincerity, authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practioners to enrich and enhance your performances and charcterisations. Learn new skills and hone existing ones in this supportive and expressive enviroment.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  15. Clear speech

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable if English is your first language and you speak with an international (Australian/American) accent or one that defines your heritage or region of the country.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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