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. Acting: Grades 6-7 (Trinity)

    Course Date: Wed 29 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your acting to the next level through study and preparation of performance material from the syllabus of a nationally recognised qualification. Ideal for those seeking a challenging and stimulating term-long course.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. 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
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Stage management and technical theatre production

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The core session times are Mondays and Fridays 18:30-21:30. Sessions will increase to include Sundays 11:00 – 16:30 from the 1st March 2020 onwards. This is to work in line with the CL Theatre company rehearsals. Individual call times may vary but 100% attendance is required whenever you are called.* Please note attendance at required Sunday sessions will be dependent on the technical role that you are allocated within the tech team. You will need an ability and willingness to have some flexibility.



    This course will give you an excellent introduction to what is involved in Stage Managing a theatre production. You will also gain insight into lighting and sound. Following some preliminary practical sessions, you will go on to develop your skills while working as part of the student technical team, supporting the CL Theatre Company show. This is a unique and excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ experience. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  4. Lecoq technique: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jacques Lecoq’s method focuses on physicality and movement. Lecoq himself believed in the importance of freedom and creativity, giving an actor the confidence to creatively express themselves, rather than being bogged down by stringent rules. Lecoq is about engaging the whole body, balancing the entire space and working as a collective with your fellow actors.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. City Lit theatre company

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  6. Comedy: writing for online, radio and podcast

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create, develop, and write comedy sketches through analysing clips, writing exercises, and some practical exploration in our TV & Radio studio. Create your own sketches, monologues, and one-liners. Learn about pitching and submitting your work.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  7. Audition ready

    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language. Non- native speakers should attend English Pronunciation Stage 1.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. 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

  10. Voice technique: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful presentation techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Practical voice

    Course Date: Wed 11 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Magic workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Mar 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Actors: how to earn a living

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get up-to-date information on how to break into professional performance and establish yourself in the industry. Taught by a producer/theatre manager, this course covers a range of essential skills, from how get more work through networking to managing your taxes.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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