Acting Courses & Classes in London

Enjoy our short courses in acting for all levels at City Lit, in the centre of London's theatreland. Our courses, which take place in Covent Garden, are taught by experts who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Choose a course in the daytime, evening or at weekends.
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  1. Acting: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 12 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Acting: improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Improvisation: general

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improvers course. We'll explore various methods of

    rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 towards a full-scale production, adopting industry values and standards.Course times: Mondays and Fridays 18.30 - 21.30 and Sundays 11.00 – 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Mon 2 Dec to Sat 7 Dec 2019. Please click the pink button to start your application.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  5. Acting: beginners (intensive)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This comprehensive acting course is ideal for anyone who may require a little more time, support and adjustment as you engage in the acting process. All levels are welcome. Develop your potential through text, improvisation and scene work.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Movement for actors

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good acting relies on the instrument of our body!

    In this course we will build a ‘movement toolbox’ that allows the actor to engage with a responsive body to create movement stories, solo and in relationship with others. You will learn skills that allow anyone interested in acting to find ease of expression, presence, physical instinct and spontaneity. Come prepared to have serious fun!
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  10. Stanislavski: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  11. Acting improvers: exploring text

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Acting advanced: the whole play

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from a modern play in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  14. Improvisation: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improver's course. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays in this advanced acting class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language. Students new to Shakespeare are welcome.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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