Acting & Theatre Courses & Classes in London

We offer a vibrant, vigorous, creative choice of full, part-time and short acting and theatre courses and classes that reach to all adults whatever their background, age and aspiration - from acting to technical production, musical theatre to stage combat and much more. Many of our drama tutors are professional practitioners, offering inspiration to students at all levels, from beginners to professional performers.

Hear from Charlotte Keith who has studied on several acting courses at City Lit and find out more about her experiences of acting, training and performing.

Any questions? Call us on 020 7492 2542 or email drama@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Film making: directing for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course provides a practical opportunity to gain an insight into the skills and professional requirements of directing for the screen.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. Acting advanced: the whole play

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from a modern play 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.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  6. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Voice practitioners: masterclass

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of two leading voice practitioners as selected by the tutor, themselves a Voice expert, and thus establish the best process for your own development.

    This term: Houseman: Finding Your Voice and McCallion: The Voice Book.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Improvisation: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improver's course. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Acting advanced: scene work

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at a modern or classical play text, you will work in class to analyse, rehearse and perform your scene to an advanced level. Depending on group preference there is an opportunity to invite an audience to the final scene presentation.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 4 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

  12. Drama club for adults

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 3 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. 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  13. Use your voice assertively

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Drama therapy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of Dramatherapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

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