Performing arts - 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. Acting: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 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 £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
    Rating:
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  2. Clarinet 2A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Sleightholme
    This course is for students who have played Bb clarinet for at least a year. Come and improve your technique and performance skills, and explore a variety of styles and repertoire. Continues to Clarinet 2B next term.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  3. Ukulele: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Wheatley
    If you already play ukulele, perhaps you have followed uke 1 and 2, come and learn new songs, chord theory, picking and split strokes, and apply these to popular and vintage tunes. Enjoy learning in a group. Classes will include singing along.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  4. Violin and viola 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    This course is for players who have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at Grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. This course continues with Violin and viola 3B next term.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  5. Violin and viola 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    A course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the G/D/A major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn to play a variety of musical styles in a friendly class. Continues to Violin and viola 2B next term. Break week: 28 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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  6. Ukulele ensemble
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Wheatley
    An ensemble ukulele class with individual parts. For experienced players who read chord symbols and tablature, although tab reading is not a mandatory requirement. Challenging and fun - the music/repertoire will be tailored to your various abilities.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  7. Tap dance: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 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 £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  9. Ukulele 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jake Rodrigues
    For ukulele players who have completed a beginners' course or have played for a while. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, and learn to play new songs.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Ukulele 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
  11. Recorders 1A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    Discover the joy of this delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play melodies both in unison and in ensemble. You will need your own descant and/or treble recorder. Break week 28 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
  12. Early music ensemble
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    An ensemble for musicians interested in learning the skills of playing consort music in different instrumental combinations (broken consort). It will be a journey exploring the variety of sound combinations in 17th century repertoire. Break week: 28th Oct 2024.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
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