Performing arts - Online - Keeley Street

Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online

City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting(including accredited acting courses)danceradio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as pianosingingstrings and wind instruments to jazz and popmusic technologymusic theory and history

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:

For music courses email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Tap dance: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Ukulele 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jake Rodrigues
    Learn the essentials of playing the ukulele in this introductory course. You’ll learn complete songs from the first week. Strumming patterns will be taught and applied to various songs. By the end of term you should be able to accompany your own singing or play along to recordings.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  3. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giovanna Lamboglia
    Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practicing.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Comedy improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Have fun acting, with theatre games and character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people while you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing improvised comedy scenes.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  5. Acting: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cara Jennings
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes in the art of negotiating. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Exploring classical music: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Neil Luck
    Do you want to know more about Western classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Romantic and modern music on this informative 10-week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. NB: Break week 31 Oct 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  8. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ian Taylor
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Enrich and develop your skills in this improvisation course. Working in a safe and supportive atmosphere, you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing effective improvisations.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  10. Exploring classical music: module 2
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jan 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Do you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Baroque, Classical and early Romantic music on this highly informative 10-week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Break week: 17 Feb 2025.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Feb 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giles Abbott
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? Explore vocal skills and techniques required in these areas and identify what style works for you. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Jun 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Thorpe
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? This Improvers' course will explore a variety of essential voice techniques such as engaging storytelling, clear and precise articulation and subject-appropriate intonation. Additionally the course looks at how to differentiate your reading styles between audio books and talking newspapers.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
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