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. Music for film, TV and animation

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced course for existing users of digital audio and video software. An introduction to the basics of writing music for film, t.v. and animation. Explore the "how, when and why" of putting music to a story through soundtrack analysis. Expand your compositional skills to meet the broad demands of scoring visual media. Tutor: Max La Villa [external website].
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    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

  3. Acting for radio: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018
    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: £111.00

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

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018
    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 who have previous industry experience. Tutor: Dian Perry.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00

  5. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00

  6. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an advanced improv course, ideal if you have completed our improvers' classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Jazz dance: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your technique and performance quality, and develop more complex rhythms and patterns. Develop your skills as a well rounded dancer 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, and includes warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Over the year the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Street dance: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn some of the hottest dance moves as seen in music videos, award shows and concerts. Street dance is a great way to learn to dance, develop rhythm and coordination and enjoy yourself.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Voiceovers: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expanding on the skills mastered at improvers' level, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover craft towards a higher professional standard and technique. This advanced level course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  10. Ukulele: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 28 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to use and combine your previous practical training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a part of the ensemble company working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards. This term's production is Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  12. Technical theatre production

    Course Date: Mon 28 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The technical Theatre Course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to develop and enhance existing skills. You will study alongside the performing students in the CL Theatre Company as you work 'in role' to provide design and technical support in the areas of lighting, sound and stage management.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  13. Ableton taster

    Course Date: Tue 29 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is the revolutionary software instrument that has taken the music world by storm. For performance, composition, or production, Live’s intuitive interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Contemporary dance: general level

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, with thorough technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases, moving in and out of the floor. This class is suitable for those new to this dance style as well as those with some prior experience.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  15. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 30 May 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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