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. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 24 May 2018
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an advanced improv course, ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  4. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 28 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will enable you to combine and use 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.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  5. Acting: beginners (intensive)

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover acting through this compact practical course that explores the fundamentals. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment. Simon Bowen has been a professional actor, writer and director for over twenty years. His writing and directing credits include This Time (Arcola Theatre), Need (Soho Theatre) and Free (National Theatre). He has been a writer on attachment at the National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre and Paines Plough. Most recently, alongside his teaching, Simon has been directing short plays and development workshops at Theatre 503 and The Park Theatre. read less.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Acting advanced: scenework

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on scenes to advanced performance levels using a range of modern rehearsal techniques. Identifying clear opportunities for character with scenes and responding creatively in the moments of rehearsal.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (and 3 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

  9. Acting beginners: speaking text

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Improvisation workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of improvisation through this 'all level' workshop. Learn how to deliver and engage in the moment, and produce completely original scenes (both dramatic and comic) in this series of workshops.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  12. Acting advanced: character

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your character work and experience different approaches to building character. This advanced but fun, challenging and confidence-building course will spark the imagination of both performers and writers in order to create distinctive characters.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Meisner workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and develop your ability to act freely, moment to moment, as you work with Meisner's foundation principles on text-based work.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Acting advanced: text and performance

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your skills and technique as you move towards greater standards of professional practice. Work on scenes to performance level. 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

  15. Improvisation for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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