Acting and theatre

We offer a vibrant, vigorous, creative choice of full, part-time and short acting and theatre courses and classes that reach to all adults whatever their background, age and aspiration - from acting to technical production, musical theatre to stage combat and much more. Many of our drama tutors are professional practitioners, offering inspiration to students at all levels, from beginners to professional performers.

Hear from Charlotte Keith who has studied on several acting courses at City Lit and find out more about her experiences of acting, training and performing.

Any questions? Call us on 020 7492 2542 or email drama@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Self-presentation for business people

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Alexander technique: performance, breath and voice (beginners)

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Alexander Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. The course includes one-to-one, hands-on work in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers, of any level.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00

  3. Actor's voice: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This thorough and fun improvers' course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. Ideal for people interested in improving their vocal skills; you will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  4. Audition ready

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  5. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course times: Mondays and Fridays from 18.30 -21.30. Sundays from 11.00 – 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Monday 3rd Dec to Sat the 8th December 2018.

    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.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  6. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Oct 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create, write, perform and edit comedy material for TV. Working under the guidance of a multi and Emmy award wining director and producer you will gain recording studio experience and basic editing skills. This course is for complete beginners but is also ideal for those progressing from DMP050 writing for radio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Directing theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (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

  9. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this improvers class you will explore character building in greater depth. Develop emotional expressivity, a character’s inner life, and scene analysis tools. You will work alongside the Actors Training Company (DCR201).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear speech

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018 (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 for anyone for whom English is the first language.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Debating: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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