Acting & Theatre Courses & Classes in London

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. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Meisner workshop

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your ability to act freely, moment to moment, as you work with Meisner's foundation principles on text-based work.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00

  3. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  4. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  5. Debating: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 2 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

  6. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Directing theatre: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginner's course exploring the practical elements of directing for the theatre.



    Work on text analysis and begin to build your director’s toolkit. Learn to motivate actors and create believable, engaging performances as you explore a range of modern texts.



    You will also act in some scenes. No acting experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  9. Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an aspiring MC or beatboxer? Refine and develop freestyle (improvised) rapping and beatboxing skills with a weekly Sunday afternoon jam session. You will take part in groups and be supported and encouraged to take on roles as rappers, beatboxers and singers. Tutor: Richard Hollingworth.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Actor's voice: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Audition ready

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to confidently prepare for auditions, and how an audition panel sees you, in order to maximise your chances of success. Learn to develop your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Acting intensive: scenework

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your skills and technique as you move towards greater standards of professional practice. Work on scenes to performance level. Suitable if you have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners' and improvers' level, or have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. 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

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