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: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. 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

  3. Movement for actors

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good acting relies on the instrument of our body! In this course we will build a ‘movement toolbox’ that allows the actor to engage with a responsive body to create movement stories, solo and in relationship with others. You will develop ease of expression, presence, physical instinct and spontaneity. Come prepared to have serious fun!
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise breath exercises and articulation drills to develop the basic skills for speaking text, and learn how to use the words to explore their meaning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. American accents for actors

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  12. Drama therapy

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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