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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email email@example.com
- Acting ShakespeareCourse start date: Wed 31 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon DarwenRehearse 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 £0.00
- Voiceovers: advancedCourse start date: Fri 2 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeExpanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
- The art of negotiatingCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Gavin IllsleyNegotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Lloyd WyldeCome and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £139.00
- MGM musicalsCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneBright, bold, happy and hummable – many of our favourite musicals on film were created by the Freed Unit at MGM in the 1940s and 50s. From The Wizard of Oz to Gigi, we take a whistle-stop tour of some fabulous films and artists.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Acting for radio: Theatre CompanyCourse start date: Thu 22 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David GoodersonPLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE HAVE NOW CLOSED.
Become part of a radio repertory company and take part in creating and recording for broadcast (on Soundcloud) a performance of a radio play. This advanced course is for or those with previous experience in acting and radio, either through courses or industry. The piece will be So Great a Crime, first commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on Radio 4 in 2004 and 2005, David Gooderson then adapted his own play for the stage. It premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2013 and, re-titled Hector toured nationally in 2015 ending with performances at the Ambassadors Theatre, London.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Piano: return to playingCourse start date: Mon 10 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary PrestonDid you once play the piano? Would you like to return to playing in a friendly and supportive class? This course will help you refresh your dormant skills and whet your appetite to go further.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
- Sing music theatre workshopCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Heather LongmanThis popular course explores musical theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing and acting through song technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.Full fee £239.00
- Tap dance: improversCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertPractice 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 £159.00
- Stretch and flexCourse start date: Mon 22 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Bless KlepcharekThis 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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
- Acting for funCourse start date: Fri 21 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyAn 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 £109.00
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