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: writing for online, audio and podcast

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to perform comedy sketches for radio and podcasts. Explore classics shows and be inspired to develop your performance.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. 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

  3. 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 with this series of workshops and masterclasses. Taught by a producer/theatre manager, these workshops cover 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

  4. Vocal anatomy

    Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice & speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards deeper levels of practice in this workshop.Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to develop greater sincerity, authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practioners to enrich and enhance your performances and charcterisations. Learn new skills and hone existing ones in this supportive and expressive enviroment. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Acting: grades 6-7-8 (Trinity)

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you want to take your acting to the next level but are not quite ready for one of our longer accredited courses, this is an ideal opportunity to be challenged and stimulated whilst working on a range of performance material as you work toward a recognised qualification.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. 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; McEwan and Boyne.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Viewpoints: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fundamental part of actor training in the US and rapidly gaining popularity here, Viewpoints is an acting technique with a focus on time and space. Viewpoints disrupt vocal and physical habits to bring freshness to engagement with text. Suitable for actors, movers, directors and the creatively curious.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Meisner workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your ability to act freely, moment to moment, as you work with Meisner's foundation principles on text-based work.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Magic workshop: mixed levels

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    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

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