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. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers. Explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  2. Working with Methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on Freeing the Natural Voice, the seminal 1976 voice book by Kristin Linklater. Explore creative exercises to liberate breath and resonance.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  3. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  4. Magic workshop: mixed levels

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our two day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Drama therapy: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A taster course in drama therapy, taking you through a typical drama therapy session. There will be time for questions, discussions and professional advice. You will also experience the use of Playback Theatre in a therapeutic setting.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Actor summer school: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Meisner intensive: scenework

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four day intensive will take you through a full introduction of the Meisner Technique, including public solitude, basic repetition, the pinch and the ouch, the knock at the door, preparation and independent activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Directing theatre: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with the challenges and excitement of directing the classics – from developing your own production vision to getting the best out of your actors – on this stimulating intensive course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  9. Acting Diploma (Level 3)

    Course Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting and rigorous one-year part-time training in the core disciplines of acting. Taught by industry professionals, this course will build your craft as an actor and is ideal for anyone intending to enter full time training at drama school.

    Entry is by audition, and the course is accredited by OCN London, with access to Advanced Learner Loans for the course fee. For more information contact Drama on (020) 7482 2542 or email Drama Department. Course times: Thursdays 18:15–21:30 and Saturdays 10:00–17:30.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Foundation in Drama (Extended Certificate Level 2)

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to be an actor? This intensive and practical course, which you can build around other commitments, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, working towards a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London. Entry is by audition. For more information contact Drama on (020) 7482 2542 or email the Drama Department. Course dates: Induction 20 Sep

    Term 1 27 Sep - 6 Dec Term 2 17 Jan - 27 Mar Term 3 24 Apr - 22 May

    Exit tutorials 29 May.
    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00
    Concession: £982.00

  11. Audition ready

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to confidently prepare for auditions, and how an audition panel sees you, in order to maximise your chances of success. Learn to develop 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

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