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. Audio production and mixing workshop

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An all-day workshop going through the stages involved in achieving a professional sounding mix. Ideal for those with some mixing experience who would like to identify existing weaknesses, improve their skills and learn new techniques. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Opera studies 1: the operatic soprano

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The soprano voice has been used in opera to portray women from innocent heroines to implacable enemies. We trace the development of the operatic soprano from sweet companion to dramatic protagonist. This course has a scheduled break week: 22nd October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Clarinet 3: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a minimum of two years' experience (playing at around grade 3 standard), come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble playing. Continues to module 2 next term. Tutor: George Sleightholme [external website].
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Violin and viola 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Music theory: counterpoint 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 2 next term. Break week: 29 Oct. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Jazz singing 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and solo performance, and learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers. Continues to 'Jazz singing 2' next term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Men's ballet

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect if you've never taken a ballet class before, or if you did ballet as a child and want to return. This men’s ballet course provides slow and fun training in how to use your body correctly, with a focus on correct placement, stance and posture.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which may include Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and others. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Clarinet 1: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing clarinet in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns by practising a variety of jazz styles, such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary. The class is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. Tutor: Dan Keen.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Introduction to the orchestra

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What’s an orchestra? And why does it need a conductor? We’ll examine orchestral instruments and many works to answer these questions, discovering a blend of exciting sounds which communicates the composer’s intentions to the audience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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