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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Acting and theatre

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Music

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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. Ableton Live

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00

  3. Directing theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and explore your director's voice in greater depth. Work on various modern and classical pieces, and select your own material.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Flute and clarinet choir

    Course Date: Sun 31 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to intermediate/advanced flutes and clarinets to play a range of baroque, pop, jazz and world music in a group. Great for sight-reading and ensemble skills! Alto flute, piccolo, Eb and bass clarinets welcome. Tutor: Ross Thomas.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Great works: Stravinsky's Petrushka

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In the extraordinary creative climate of Paris in the 1910s, Stravinsky composed this startlingly original music for the Ballets Russes. Set at Easter-time, Petrushka’s music tells the story with verve, delicacy and humour.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Great works: Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study Handel’s dramatic cantata (also known as a serenata) Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, dated 1708 and first performed in Naples in July 1709. Tutor: Dr Edward Breen [external website].
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Tue 2 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00

  8. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via 'BERNA' emulation software.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Eurovision through the years: pride, passion and politics

    Eurovision through the years: pride, passion and politics

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Eurovision is an international institution; loved and loathed in equal measure. Chart the history of the event and of Europe itself and explore the major milestones since it began in 1956.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Ukulele Sunday

    Course Date: Sun 7 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experienced players are welcome to come and learn new songs and ensemble pieces. Spend a day in good ukulele company.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Musicianship for string players

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to your instrument. This course is for violin, viola and cello players who have been learning for around two years. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Sing pop and jazz

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet the challenge of singing in contemporary styles. Enjoy 3 nights of jazz and pop repertoire, learning songs with a teacher and accompanist.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Musicianship for keyboard players: introduction

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the piano. This course is for pianists who have been learning for around two years.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Devised theatre

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore devising theatre skills beyond the basic, grow in creativity and active experimentation, and create a unique piece of theatre.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Clowning (two-day intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the expressiveness and fun of play! Refresh yourself, develop your performing skills… and have FUN!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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