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. Actor's voice: beginners

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    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: £129.00

  2. Directing for screen

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course provides a practical opportunity to gain an overview of the skills and professional requirements of directing for the screen.
    Full fee: £399.00

  3. Magic workshop

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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

  4. Stage management and technical theatre production

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you an excellent introduction to what is involved in technically mounting a theatre production including stage management, lighting and sound. Following some preliminary practical sessions, you will then develop your skills while working as part of the student technical team, supporting the CL Theatre Company show. This is a unique and excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ experience in one or more areas of technical production. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience.



    The core session times are Mondays and Fridays 18:30 -21:30 and sessions will increase to include Sundays*

    11:00 – 16:30 from the 3rd of November onwards. Individual call times may vary but 100% attendance is required whenever you are called.* Please note attendance at required Sunday sessions will be dependent on the technical role that you are allocated within the tech team, and students need an ability and willingness to have some flexibility. Sunday sessions will commence to work in line with the CL Theatre company rehearsals.
    Full fee: £269.00

  5. Improvisation: general

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improvers course. We'll explore various methods of

    rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £109.00

  6. City Lit theatre company

    New
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to apply your previous training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a company towards a full-scale production, adopting industry values and standards.Course times: Mondays and Fridays 18.30 - 21.30 and Sundays 11.00 – 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Monday 2nd Dec to Sat the 7th December 2019. Auditions will be held in October.
    Full fee: £269.00

  7. Comedy: sitcom writing and performing for TV

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create, write, perform and edit a radio sketch show. No prior editing experience necessary. Leave the course with professionally recorded comedy sketches, scripts for your portfolio, recording studio experience and audio editing skills.
    Full fee: £169.00

  8. Directing theatre: improvers

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 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

  9. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear speech

    New
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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. Non- native speakers should attend English Pronunciation Stage 1.
    Full fee: £109.00

  10. Audition ready

    New
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £159.00

  11. Debating: improvers

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    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: £119.00

  12. Voice technique: improvers

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £89.00

  13. Drama therapy: intermediate

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £139.00

  14. Find and use your teacher voice

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a teacher of adult, secondary or primary level, either established or in training? Improve the way you communicate with students through appropriate and structured vocal exercises and thus develop your practice.
    Full fee: £99.00

  15. Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 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

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