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. Sing jazz 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed a level 1 course in jazz singing, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to Sing jazz 3 next term.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Folk and pop guitar 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this starter course. Please bring an acoustic guitar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Charleston: taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  5. Sing rock, pop and soul: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our advanced class will help you to develop and maintain your voice. Work on vocal technique, solo presentation, song interpretation and arrangement, and improvisation.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. City Lit Big Band 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have several years' playing experience, apply for our jazz Big Band. An excellent way to practise sight reading and ensemble playing. Includes rhythm section, trumpets, trombones and saxophones. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  7. Folk and pop guitar 2A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you can play a wide range of chord shapes, in time, and can follow chord symbols, this second year of study will develop your ability to play the acoustic instrument. Improve your musicianship and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Drama therapy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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 drama therapy story enactment and how to work with Archetypes in a drama therapy setting, Forum Theatre as a method for engaging with others is also a pert of this course. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Drumming 3

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 2 or have equivalent experience.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Saxophone 1A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to study the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to bring your own instrument. You will learn to play and read music. Repertoire will include popular sounds, jazz and world music. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  11. Piano: advanced workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Repertoire for this term is Brahms op. 117 and op. 118 plus free choice. Break week: 26th October 2019.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  12. String ensemble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least a year.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Saxophone 4A

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on ensemble playing, jazz style and improvisation. Continues next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. City Lit Big Band 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands and contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £298.00

  15. Charleston: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

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