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. Directing theatre: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with the challenges and excitement of directing the classics – from developing your own production vision to getting the best out of your actors – on this stimulating intensive course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Actor summer school: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    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

  3. Meisner intensive: scenework

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five day intensive will take you through a full introduction of the Meisner Technique, including public solitude, basic repetition, the pinch and the ouch, the knock at the door, preparation and independent activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00

  4. Acting Diploma (Level 3)

    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting and rigorous one-year part-time training in the core disciplines of acting. Taught by industry professionals, this course will build your craft as an actor and is ideal for anyone intending to enter full time training at drama school. Entry is by audition, and the course is accredited by OCN London, with access to Advanced Learner Loans for the course fee. For more information contact Drama on (020) 7482 2542 or email Drama Department

    Course times: Thursdays 18:15 – 21:30 and Saturdays 10:00 – 17:30.

    The course fee is £2225. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. A deposit of £225 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Drama, dance and speech on 020 7492 2542.
    Full fee: £2,225.00
    Senior fee: £2,225.00
    Concession: £2,225.00

  5. Alexander technique for performers

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve your freedom of movement, breath and speech during performance? This course for beginners will help you release habitual tension with a focus on mind and body.
    Full fee: £119.00

  6. Improvisation: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your

    confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £109.00

  7. Stanislavski: beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee: £219.00

  8. Acting: beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 16 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.
    Full fee: £189.00

  9. Use your voice assertively

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 7 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

  10. Stand-up comedy: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00

  11. Comedy: sketch writing and performing for TV

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write and perform comedy for Radio, and Podcasts. Find new inspiration to get your ideas flowing under the guidance of Alan Nixon multi award winning director and producer. Learn how to structure your work, discover where and how to pitch your ideas, concepts, and formats. Explore classic and modern radio comedy scripts and create and perform your own material.
    Full fee: £169.00

  12. Acting: beginners (intensive)

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Acting advanced: the whole play

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on scenes to performance level and gain confidence while exploring active ways into character. During these fun, intensive and challenging sessions you will focus on advancing your character building skills and techniques as you create your unique interpretation of character from first cold read to performance.
    Full fee: £299.00

  14. Teaching drama

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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 skils.
    Full fee: £179.00

  15. Directing theatre: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the practical elements of directing for the theatre, working on text analysis and beginning to build your director’s toolkit. Learn to motivate actors and create believable, engaging performances as you explore a range of modern texts. You will also act in some scenes. No acting experience necessary.
    Full fee: £169.00

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