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. Alexander technique for performers

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the Alexander Technique as a tool to improve freedom of movement, breath and speech during performance. In this course you will learn to release habitual tension and develop kinaesthetic awareness using AT embodied mindfulness. You will explore how to gain spontaneity, presence and physical expression of characters through movement.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. 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

  3. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. Use your voice assertively

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. 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

  7. Audition ready

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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