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 sketches: writing and performing for TV

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create, write, perform and edit comedy material for TV. Working under the guidance of a multi and Emmy award wining director and producer you will gain recording studio experience and basic editing skills.

    This course is for complete beginners but is also ideal for those progressing from DMP050 writing for radio.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  2. Acting advanced: scenework

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on scenes to advanced performance levels using a range of modern rehearsal techniques. Identifying clear opportunities for character with scenes and responding creatively in the moments of rehearsal.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Speaking Shakespeare

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The course contains a visit offsite to Lincoln's Inn Library where Shakespeare's 2nd Folio is preserved.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Debating: advanced

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Hone your skills in reasoning and evidence, organisation and prioritisation, expression and delivery, and develop to a whole new level. Ideal if you have completed ‘Debating: Improvers’ or if you have experience of debating.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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 Tremain.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Debating: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Voice technique: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Voice practitioners: masterclass

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    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: Kristin Linklater: Freeing the Natural Voice and Jane Boston: Breath in Action.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Improvisation workshop

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Acting improvers: scene work

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (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

  13. Improvisation: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Acting advanced: text and performance

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from a modern play in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  15. Voice technique: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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