Acting Courses & Classes in London and Online

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.

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

  1. Play-reading

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Acting online: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever wanted to try acting? This taster course is about discovering the pleasure of acting and ideal for those new or returning to drama who want to experience working in an online environment. In this fun class, you will gain a clear insight into the value of developing your skills on one of our longer online courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This online course is suitable complete beginners, those with a little experience, and anyone wanting to enjoy acting exercises and scenes in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun. There will be fresh material and new scenes to explore every term.

    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

  4. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  5. Acting workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your acting skills in this fun and challenging workshop. Develop your technique as you explore text and a range of excerices designed to help you create an authentic and truthful performance.

    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. Acting for wellbeing

    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Increase your physical and emotional well-being through playful and fun acting exercises. Connect, take notice, be active, learn new skills, become more present and engaged with others using tools drawn from actor training.

    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: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Acting: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Acting: Shakespeare

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language as you rehearse from one of Shakespeare's plays under the guidance of an experienced director. These classes are part of the Actors in Training programme - a collection of short courses designed to offer flexible and intensive training for the developing actor. They are also suitable for professionals wanting to augment existing skills. Thursdays 18:15 - 21:15, 15 April - 6 May, plus Sunday 9 May 10:00 - 17:00.

    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  9. City Lit Theatre Company

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to use your previous practical training in acting in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a company towards a full-scale production, adopting industry values and standards. Thursdays 18:30–21:30 and Saturdays 10:00–17:30 (2 June–24 July), then production week: Monday 26 July–Saturday 31 July 18:00–22:00 and Saturday 13:00–21:30,.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  10. Improvisation workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation.. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Acting advanced: scene work

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from contemporary plays 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00

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