Acting Courses & Classes in London

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 through improvisation

    Acting through improvisation

    Course Date: Tue 4 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this practical course.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00

  2. Improvisation

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 5 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of techniques and exercises that will enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation skills.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Introduction to Method acting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Develop and build on your acting skills as you work for greater emotional, physical and psychological truth. This course is designed for beginners and for those with some acting experience.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to apply your previous training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a company towards a full-scale production, adopting industry values and standards.Course times: Mondays and Fridays 18.30 - 21.30 and Sundays 11.00 – 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Monday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2020. Please click the pink button to start your application.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  5. Acting improvers: character work

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and experience as you explore various techniques for building character. This improvers course is fun and a great confidence builder. It will spark the imagination to enable you to create distinctive characters in both text based work and improvised scenarios.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards deeper levels of practice in this workshop.Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to develop greater sincerity, authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practioners to enrich and enhance your performances and charcterisations. Learn new skills and hone existing ones in this supportive and expressive enviroment. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 7 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. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Acting advanced: Shakespeare scene work

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays in this class suitable for all levels including those new to Shakespeare. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Acting: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 5 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

  12. Acting advanced: text and performance

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    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

  13. Acting improvers: scene work

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to develop your acting skills as you explore script work. These fun and friendly sessions are designed for those who want to consolidate and build on techniques learned in acting for fun, beginners or improvers classes in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Improvisation workshop

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Drama club for adults

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy playing with acting skills, and meet like-minded people, as part of this fun and interactive community, with a flexible, drop-in structure. Break week: 8 May 2020 (75th anniversary of VE Day)

    You can pay for the whole course up front, or pay £19 for individual 2-hour sessions. Single session bookings can only be made through our Eventbrite page: Book Now

    You can enrol for the whole course, which works out cheaper per session: online for the first two weeks, and after that by contacting the Drama Department.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

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