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.
Course Date: Mon 28 May 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
An exciting chance to use and combine your previous practical training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a part of the ensemble company working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards. This term's production is Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Create your unique interpretation of character from first cold read to performance in this fun, intensive and challenging workshop, as you advance your character building skills and techniques. Work on scenes to performance level and gain confidence while exploring active ways into character.
Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.
Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 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 develop ease of expression, presence, physical instinct and spontaneity. Come prepared to have serious fun!
Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A chance to rehearse a popular play in five intensive sessions, with the final session including a public performance with the actors reading from the script. The play chosen will depend on the students enrolled, and will be announced two weeks before the course begins.
Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Improvisation is not making it up as you go along. This is a dynamic workshop in which you will explore the skills and techniques you need in order to improvise from scratch and within text. Learn to portray truthfully-based characters.
Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important The Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.