Performing arts - Keeley Street - Online

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. Acting: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Acting: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    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 £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Tap dance: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    Practice and improve your basic Tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. Saxophone 4
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    For experienced saxophone players, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing jazz, pop and World music, solo and as an ensemble, developing musicianship skills, and improvisation.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
  6. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet. Break week: 29th October.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Folk and pop guitar 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    For experienced players, our third year of study will develop your rhythmic playing and your interpretation of chord charts using bar chords, mobile scales, bass lines and melody work. Vast and varied repertoire. Playing techniques can apply to acoustic and electric guitar.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Classical guitar 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    For graduates of the level 2 course and other experienced players of Spanish classical guitar. This class will work on scales and arpeggios at grades 4 and 5, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  9. City Lit wind ensemble: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pamela Pecko Smith
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble, developing your technical, musical and ensemble skills. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument (including saxophone) at grade 3 standard or higher. Break week 29th October 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Silver Swans ballet class
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abigail Bulfin
    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  11. Dance 60+ performance
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    Our aim is to inspire older men and women within the community to get creative through dance and movement, and to inspire others through performance. An ideal opportunity to flex both mind and body in this uplifting creative experience where you will get the chance to explore and discover your creative potential through dance and performance.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of grade 2 standard with the goal of working towards grade 3. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.



    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  13. Classical guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    If you have studied playing and reading for Spanish classical guitar for at least a year, join this course to develop your technical skills as you learn repertoire of solo and ensemble guitar music.



    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 £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
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