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. Acting advanced: scenework

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your skills and technique as you move towards greater standards of professional practice. Work on scenes to performance level. Suitable if you have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners' and improvers' level, or have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  2. Actor's voice: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This thorough and fun improvers' course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an aspiring MC or beatboxer? Refine and develop freestyle (improvised) rapping and beatboxing skills with a weekly Sunday afternoon jam session. You will take part in groups and be supported and encouraged to take on roles as rappers, beatboxers and singers. Tutor: Richard Hollingworth.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.

    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Audition ready

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Directing theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  8. Devised theatre

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore devising theatre skills beyond the basic, grow in creativity and active experimentation, and create a unique piece of theatre.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Clowning (two-day intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the expressiveness and fun of play! Refresh yourself, develop your performing skills… and have FUN!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Improvisation workshop (intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of improvisation through this 'all level' workshop. Learn how to deliver and engage in the moment, and produce completely original scenes (both dramatic and comic) in this series of workshops.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019 (and 2 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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Teaching drama

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Magic workshop

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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