Acting

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.

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  1. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Juliet Prague
    Drawing on Stanislavski’s system you will gain skills to extend your physical, vocal and emotional expression. Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to work with authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practitioners to enrich and enhance your performances and characterisations in this supportive and expressive environment.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Introduction to acting
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gemma Kerr
    A fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Play-reading
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Bowen
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into different 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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  4. Acting: scenework
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Consolidate your techniques as you rehearse and perform in a duologue and/or a monologue from a published play text in this intensive practical course.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  5. Acting: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. City Lit Theatre Company
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    A wonderful opportunity to be part of a theatre company working alongside an experienced professional director and a team of techical theatre students to stage a play from scratch in six weeks. Use your previous practical training in acting in the context of the performance of a full production in the John Lyons Theatre at City Lit.







    Please make sure you read the details below which gives days and times of rehearsals and performance week.



    This term: Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett



    Directed by Laura Baggaley. Auditions: 2nd October.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £329.00
  7. Improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Enrich and develop your skills in this improvisation course. Working in a safe and supportive atmosphere, you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing effective improvisations.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  8. Acting Shakespeare
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Darwen
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  9. Acting for wellbeing
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Juliet Prague
    Increase your physical and emotional wellbeing 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.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  10. Acting: advanced
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing in depth scenes from contemporary plays or a whole short play. These will be performed in the college's John Lyons Theatre 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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  11. Acting: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    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 supportive environment.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Stanislavski: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  13. Comedy improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Have fun acting, with theatre games and character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people while you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing improvised comedy scenes.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  14. Method acting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Juliet Prague
    Discover and practice some of the key exercises from the Method. Drawing on Uta Hagen’s work in a Challenge for the Actor, you will develop core acting skills gaining relaxation, confidence and authenticity in your performance ability as well as an understanding of the principles of method acting.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  15. Acting for fun
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This course is suitable for 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.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100

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