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. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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, playing with a range of texts from Ibsen to Oscar Wilde. Gain the confidence to tackle different styles of language and performance through practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    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

  5. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    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

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

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    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

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

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    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

  8. Actor summer school: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Meisner intensive: scenework

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Stanislavski: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  11. Reading English literature aloud: early 20th century

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by early 20th century writers including E M Forster; Agatha Christie; Daphne Du Maurier and F Scott Fitzgerald.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Acting advanced: scene work

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking at a modern or classical play text, you will work in class to analyse, rehearse and perform your scene to an advanced level. Depending on group preference there is an opportunity to invite an audience to the final scene presentation.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Comedy: sketch writing and performing for stage, TV and digital

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write and perform comedy for television. Find new inspiration to get your ideas flowing under the guidance of a multi-award-winning director and producer. Tutor: Alan Nixon.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Directing theatre: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginner's course exploring the practical elements of directing for the theatre.



    Work on text analysis and begin to build your director’s toolkit. Learn to motivate actors and create believable, engaging performances as you explore a range of modern texts.



    You will also act in some scenes. No acting experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00

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