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. 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

  2. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Introduction to acting

    Introduction to acting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 8 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Drama therapy: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of drama therapy 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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Alexander Technique for performance training: CPD for teachers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is about the role of the Alexander Technique (AT) in the development and training of actors and performers. It is for anyone involved in performance and in the training of performers; AT teachers as well as acting, directing, movement, dance, music and singing teachers/coaches. We will focus on how the AT teaches skills to empower the actor/performer to improve freedom of movement, breathing and vocal production to facilitate creative expression.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Improvisation and character

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improvisation is not making it up as you go along…instead this is an in-depth look at the skills and techniques you need in order to improvise from scratch and within text to portray truthfully-based character and dramatic interaction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment, playing with a range of texts from Ibsen to Oscar Wilde. Gain the confidence to tackle different styles of language and performance through practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through physical, experiential work the course will cover: spontaneity, presence, solo, ensemble and pair work,

    approaching text and utilising voice and body.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers. Explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on Freeing the Natural Voice, the seminal 1976 voice book by Kristin Linklater. Explore creative exercises to liberate breath and resonance.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. Drama therapy: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A taster course in drama therapy, taking you through a typical drama therapy session. There will be time for questions, discussions and professional advice. You will also experience the use of Playback Theatre in a therapeutic setting.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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