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), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music 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 email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Piano/keyboards 1DCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.
- String ensembleCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyCome and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. Please click the 'start interview' button to apply. This is to make sure we have a balanced array of instruments for our ensemble. Break week 24 Oct 2023.
- Music production with LogicCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaLogic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.
- Acting ShakespeareCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert CavanahRehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
- Musical theatre dance: beginnersCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clinton GoldsmithLearn, develop and hone your dance technique in this fun and vibrant class. We will explore some of the most popular musicals from some of the best loved West End and Broadway shows. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
- Foundation in Drama (Certificate Level 2)Course start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura Baggaley, Vernon Thompson, Martin WimpressDo you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical accredited course, running one full day each week, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, and culminates in a showing of contemporary scenework to an invited audience. Successful candidates achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.Full fee £1,249.00 Senior fee £1,249.00 Concession £1,249.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Sat 7 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterFor jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire (see below) and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute and perform repertoire of your choice.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
- Connect through danceCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolIntroduction to learning how to focus on deepening one’s awareness of the body and connect with the processes going on within through engaging with internal physical perception and experience.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Sing jazz: EllingtonCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterSome of the best known songs were composed by Duke Ellington, and this new course will guide you through several and prepare you to perform his remarkable work. Ideal for singers with enthusiasm for and experience in the jazz idiom. Newcomers to jazz are also welcome to join.Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £146.00
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickThis course aims to give you a basic understanding of Contemporary dance that is influenced by other styles. The course provides an understanding of the basic principles, techniques and style.
- Contemporary dance: intermediateCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickPush your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.Full fee £119.00
- Creative instrumental ensembleCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: George SleightholmeCome and get creative with your instrument! Learn to create original music in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere with an experienced tutor and like-minded musicians.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
- Contemporary dance: general levelCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickDevelop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
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