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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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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

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  1. Summer choir
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Singing with others is great fun, and has been proven to be good for your health. Join us for this short course and get started over the summer to see how it can benefit you. Suitable for all levels, no audition required.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
  2. City Lit wind ensemble: summer season
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble in an intensive workshop. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Orchestra workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anthony Bailey
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments of Grade 6 level upwards, with good music reading skills. Please click the 'Start interview' button to apply.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  4. Jazz repertoire
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    Enjoy playing and improvising on familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz playing, ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced in advance of the course. Rhythm section places are limited, so please check vacancies with the music department.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £61.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. Musicianship for string players
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to your instrument. This course is for violin, viola and cello players who have been learning for around two years.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  6. Contemporary dance intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This is a three-evening intensive in contemporary dance fusion. Learn how to express your physicality in a dynamic fashion and gain basic knowledge of the main principles of contemporary dance, with influences from other techniques. General level - suitable for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  7. Flute and clarinet choir
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsey Fillingham
    Open to intermediate/advanced flutes and clarinets to play ensemble pieces in a range of styhles. Great for sight-reading and ensemble skills! Alto flute, piccolo, Eb and bass clarinets welcome.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Acting for wellbeing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Juliet Prague
    Increase your physical and emotional well-being through playful and fun acting exercises in this one day course. Connect, take notice, be active, learn new skills, become more present and engaged with others using tools drawn from actor training.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  9. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  10. String Summer school
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn technique, repertoire and ensemble skills for all orchestral strings. Develop your confidence and make new string friends. For players at grade 3 or above.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  11. Mime: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 31 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    When we imagine Mime we might think of the cliche trapped in a box, however that’s just the basics. This fun intensive one day workshop, will explore the fundamental techniques and skills required towards using your body as the primary source of expression in performance, which will leave you with a lasting understanding of the key physical principles required for any performer today.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £40.00
  12. Piano masterclass
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Razumovskaya
    Approach core piano repertoire through the prism of the Russian piano tradition, gaining insight into its principles of



    rubato, 'sound', chord techniques, pedalling, and the 'artistic image' of a piece.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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  13. Come and sing: West Side Story
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley Wilson
    West Side Story - the iconic musical film from the 1950s and the more recent version from 2021 - contains some of the most catchy repertoire from the 20th century catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £67.00
  14. Stretch and flex
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bless Klepcharek
    This class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility, range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and is the perfect warm-up for the Modern Jazz dance class that follows it.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £48.00
  15. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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

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