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. American accents for actors

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American or Broadcast Standard accent as well as a couple of regional American accents as time permits.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Improve your speaking voice

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (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. Not for speakers of other languages.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  3. Directing theatre: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginner's course exploring the practical elements of directing for the theatre.



    Work on text analysis and begin 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 is necessary.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Drama therapy

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of Dramatherapy 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    All cultures respect the world of Story, The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence, both in the workplace, and in contemporary performance. Come to gain confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London, General American, West Yorkshire, Liverpool and Bristol.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Alexander technique applied to performance

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which may include Glasgow, Belfast, Nottingham and others. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Drama therapy: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    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

  13. Acting advanced: the whole play

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  14. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy taking your improvisation skills to an advanced level. Ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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