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. Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an aspiring MC or beatboxer? Refine and develop freestyle (improvised) rapping and beatboxing skills with a weekly Sunday afternoon jam session. You will take part in groups and be supported and encouraged to take on roles as rappers, beatboxers and singers. Tutor: Richard Hollingworth.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Practical voice

    Course Date: Wed 13 Nov 2019 (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

  3. Comedy: sketch writing and performing (intensive)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create, write, and perform comedy material for stage and TV. Working under the guidance of an Emmy award winning comedy producer / director you will gain insights into the craft behind successful comedy. This course is for complete beginners but is also ideal for those looking to brush up their comedy skills. Tutor: Alan Nixon.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Clowning

    Course Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Awaken the Clown that is in you through this exciting and playful two-day course!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your stand-up comedy skills in this improver's class. A comprehensive and supportive workshop where you can create new material and enhance your impact as you develop new techniques and writing insights. Break weeks: 4 & 25 May.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this improvers class you will explore character building in greater depth. Develop emotional expressivity, a character’s inner life, and scene analysis tools.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Actor's voice: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This thorough and fun improvers' course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Comedy: writing and performing for TV

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to perform and film comedy sketches and scenes on this intensive course that will explore comedy material for the camera.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Acting improvers: exploring text

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Reading English literature aloud: early 20th century

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by early 20th century writers including E M Forster; Agatha Christie; Daphne Du Maurier and F Scott Fitzgerald.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. 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

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