Acting

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. Stanislavski: beginners intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Stanislavski: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00

  3. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 11 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. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. An actor prepares

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop greater sincerity, authenticity, and depth in your acting with the training techniques pioneered by Stanislavski and the Method practitioners. Stimulate your subconscious creativity, experience imagined realities more vividly, and explore more diverse characterisations and emotionally challenging material in a focused and supportive studio course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop the basic skills for speaking text and finding meaning in the words of a play or other written material. Focusing on initial preparation for actors at the beginning of their journey in working with script and being ready for character voice creation.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Movement for actors

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Acting: the whole play

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse a full play and perform it as a workshop production to an invited audience at the end of term. Practise and develop your acting skills by working with an experienced director to stage a studio version of a short modern playtext. No audition required; suitable for students of an improvers level.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Meisner: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meisner's simple but powerful exercises will help you to become more expressive, expanding your ability to respond, be fully present and work authentically.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 10 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Shakespeare workshop

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're a beginner or want to build confidence in working with Shakespeare, develop your skills through our workshop class. Consolidate your verse speaking and emotionl skills needed to act in Shakespeare's plays.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Acting: advanced (character)

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your character work and experience approaches to building character. This advanced but fun, challenging and confidence building course will spark the imagination of performers and writers in order to create distinctive characters.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Method acting

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development and improve your skills as you work towards greater emotional, physical and psychological truth. You must have completed 'Method acting: beginners' or have gained relevant experience elsewhere in order to join this challenging course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Acting: advanced text and performance

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Meisner workshop

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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