Acting and theatre

Acting & Theatre Courses & Classes in London and Online

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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

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  1. Introduction to acting (intensive)
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 12 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  2. City Lit Theatre Company
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Fri 18 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)

    An exciting opportunity to use previous practical training in acting in the context of performance. Adopting professional values, you will work as a company to realise the potential of a full play for an audience.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  3. Drama therapy: intermediate
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 19 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Investigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this interactive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
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  4. Acting: scenes to performance
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 20 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Work on scenes to performance standard in this intensive practical course for advanced acting students.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  5. Comedy: creating and performing narrative comedy
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to write comedy scripts and uncover the craft behind narrative comedy such as Frasier, Fleabag, and This Country and the classic sitcom. Under the guidance of a multi-award winning comedy Director and Producer, you will create new ideas, and formats for your projects. Explore classics and new forms of narrative comedy - by identifying key techniques behind their success – on television and online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  6. Play-reading: Greek drama
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Share the spoken word as you read and discuss two of the most powerful classical plays from the genre of Greek Tragedy. An excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of the text and the themes of the plays.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  7. Acting: text intensive
    Course Date:  Fri 25 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    A fast-moving course exploring a range of plays from different genres, in which students can take on the challenge of learning a new short piece of text every week. Students will have the opportunity to read with different scene partners and discover new plays and playwrights.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
  8. Stand-up comedy: develop your material
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 28 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop your stand-up comedy skills in this comprehensive and supportive workshop where you can create new material and enhance your impact as you explore new techniques and writing insights.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
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  9. Improvisation and character
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 29 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Creating interesting memorable characters is the goal for any performer. Explore improvisational and physical techniques to enhance your work in a range of comedic and dramatic scenarios.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  10. Introduction to acting
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 1 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
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  11. Classical acting
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
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  12. Actor summer school: beginners
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    An intensive, challenging and fun encounter with the acting process, including voice, movement and acting

    skills.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £140.00
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  13. Actor summer school: improvers
    Course Date:  Mon 26 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A five day intensive course designed to enhance your skills and develop your confidence in acting. Explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven scripts and scenes. Ideal for those who have completed a beginner’s level course.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £140.00
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  14. Acting: beginners
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
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  15. Stanislavski: beginners
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00

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