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. Voiceovers: improvers
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    Develop your microphone skills and knowledge of the Voiceovers sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. This course will be delivered in our media studio.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  2. Singing 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katherine Strohmaier
    Continue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
  3. Piano/keyboards 4A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andriana Minou
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  4. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  5. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Polly Hewett
    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
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  6. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lindsey Fillingham
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, 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 £159.00
  7. Acting: scenework
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Continue your development as you explore a range of acting exercises that will illuminate and bring to life a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate skills and techniques, and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere. We will focus on ensemble and group scenes this term.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  8. Chamber music: intermediate
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 3-5 standard, with some sight-reading skills.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  9. Classical singing workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    A lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
  10. Musical analysis for audiences 1
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Exploring beneath the surface of a musical work can help us decipher programme notes, understand the work’s context and a composer’s intentions, and greatly enhance our enjoyment of a performance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
  11. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00
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  12. Piano: return to playing
    Course start date:  Fri 3 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Preston
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £132.00
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  13. Acting for fun
    Course start date:  Fri 10 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This course is suitable for complete beginners, those with a little experience, and anyone wanting to enjoy acting exercises and scenes in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00
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  14. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence in your communication skills. This is a practical course based in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
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