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 and radio

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create, develop, and write comedy sketches through analysing clips, writing exercises, and some practical TV & Radio production skills. Create your own sketches, monologues, and one-liners. Learn about pitching and submitting your work. Ideal for those who have completed Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Debating: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Actor's voice: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    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. Ideal for people interested in improving their vocal skills; you will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Alexander technique for performers: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to integrate freedom of voice and movement in performance. Learn skills to gain presence, find your centre and deal with performance nerves. This ‘master class’ format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and performers at all levels.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Introduction to acting

    Introduction to acting

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Clowning: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your clown work seen! This is an exciting opportunity to develop clown work for performance, working towards a final showing of your work to a public audience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Improvisation and character

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improvisation is not making it up as you go along…instead this is an in-depth look at the skills and techniques you need in order to improvise from scratch and within text to portray truthfully-based character and dramatic interaction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through physical, experiential work the course will cover: spontaneity, presence, solo, ensemble and pair work,

    approaching text and utilising voice and body.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

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