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.

  1. Acting: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try acting? This taster course is about discovering the pleasure of acting and ideal for those new or returning to drama. In this fun and supportive environment, you will gain a clearer insight into what is involved in one of our longer courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Acting online: taster

    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Ever wanted to try acting? This taster course is about discovering the pleasure of acting and ideal for those new or returning to drama who want to experience working in an online environment. In this fun class, you will gain a clear insight into the value of developing your skills on one of our longer online courses.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Improvisation workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation.. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Acting improvers: exploring text

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take a closer look at the world of the play through detailed text analysis and improvisation. Continue your development as you explore exercises, and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven scripts and scenes from great writers. Consolidate skills and deepen your understanding in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Stanislavski: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use toda: the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Acting: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Acting advanced: scene work

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from contemporary plays 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  8. Play-reading

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This online course is suitable 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. There will be fresh material and new scenes to explore every term.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Acting workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your acting skills in this fun and challenging workshop. Develop your technique as you explore text and a range of excerices designed to help you create an authentic and truthful performance.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Acting for wellbeing

    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your physical and emotional well-being 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Acting: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 2 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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