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. Comedy: sketch writing and performing for TV and digital

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write and perform sketch comedy for stage and small screen. Pick up tricks of the

    trade under the guidance of a multi-award-winning comedy producer / director. Sketches, monologues,

    and quick-fire comedy techniques are put under the microscope. Tutor: Alan Nixon.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. 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

  3. Directing theatre: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and explore your director's voice in greater depth. Work on various modern and classical pieces, and select your own material.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Teaching drama

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Train to teach drama to learners of all ages. Explore various types of drama workshops and teaching methodologies, and gain new drama teaching skills including current trends.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Core energetics for actors

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Core Energetics is a body-mind practice designed to enhance your self-awareness,'aliveness', creativity and focus. As an artist or performer, your voice and body are your instrument. "CORE" is a means to opening up physically, helping you to become aware of your energy flow and how to come fully into this energy. Based in modern psychology, science and spiritual principles, CORE has been designed to create whole-body-mind awareness and is a fun way to explore how to expand your range as an artist. You can expect a creative, immersive experience that will deepen inner growth, creating consciousness about yourself, and the way you relate to others.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century novelists including Barnes; Ishiguro; Barbara Vine and Boyne.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Film making: directing for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course provides a practical opportunity to gain an overview of the skills and professional requirements of directing for the screen.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  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. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Storytelling is one of the foundations of theatre, in all cultures. Exploring ways of telling stories with language,

    body and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world

    of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks,

    presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 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

  15. Method acting

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development and improve your skills as you work towards greater emotional, physical and psychological truth. You must have gained relevant experience and training in acting in order to join this challenging course. Break week: 8 May 2020 (75th anniversary of VE Day).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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