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
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- Acting Diploma (Level 3)Course start date: Sat 17 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetAn exciting and rigorous one-year part-time training in the core disciplines of acting. Taught by industry professionals, this course will build your craft as an actor and is ideal for anyone intending to enter full time training at drama school.
The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £275 payable at the time of your enrolment.
If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans
If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on (telephone temporarily unavailable) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please call Drama, Dance & Speech on (telephone temporarily unavailable).Full fee £2,500.00
- Music theory: grade 7Course start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Karl LutchmayerLearn more complex elements of music: figured bass, melodic and harmonic decoration, writing for instrument or voice with given accompaniment, and score analysis of harmonic and phrase structure, style, performance and directions. Break weeks: 23 Oct 2023, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2023 and 1, 8 Jan 2024.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £299.00
- Prepare for operaCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly. Break weeks: 1, 8 & 29 May 2023.Full fee £239.00
- Screen acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 22 May 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantThis is a practical and intensive screen acting course, designed for students to learn how to create characters and be at their best when working within difficult and pressurised circumstances. Ideal for those who have previously studied screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work. Also for those who have already broken into the industry but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.Full fee £249.00
- Choral singing for pleasureCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonWhether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break weeks: 1st,8th and 29th of May 2023.Full fee £239.00
- Keyboard harmony and performance workshopCourse start date: Mon 17 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboA practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists at any level with a music theory standard of grade 5+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices. ** Break weeks (no lesson) on bank holiday mondays: 1st, 8th & 29 May.Full fee £279.00
- Classical singing: advanced workshopCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Hakan VramsmoExplore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This workshop is for experienced classical singers (at least five years' tuition). Break weeks: 1, 8 & 29 May 2023.Full fee £239.00
- Keyboard harmony in historical contextCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboA practical workshop combining keyboard harmony and pianistic technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 6. This advanced 6-module course is taught at the keyboard and takes a historical approach to harmony and technique. We discuss separate eras and their corresponding harmonic developments in each self-contained module, along with main points of evolution in pianistic technique. Break week: Monday 23 Oct 2023.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Piano workshop 4Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetIf you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, practice and performance skills.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Topics in Romantic musicCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Katy HamiltonThis course takes us on a whistle-stop tour of nineteenth-century music. We explore the ideas that came to define Romanticism for composers and performers, study a range of musical works, and consider the changing context of performance from c.1790 to c.1914. Break week: 30 Oct 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediateCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cerys HoggThis is the 3rd term of this substantial jazz musicianship course. Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire. For players with established jazz education at intermediate level. New students may apply to join by writing to email@example.com.
Break week: 30th May 2023.Full fee £359.00
- Piano workshop 8Course start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerIf you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 30 May 2023.Full fee £259.00
- Mozart and the piano concertoCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Karen BetleyIn Mozart’s hands the concerto was converted into a dramatic genre fit for the Classical age. Come along and explore this musical transformation! No previous musical knowledge necessary. This course has a scheduled break week on 24 Oct 2024.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Music theory: grade 6Course start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Selena KayDevelop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). break weeks: 23 Oct, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2023 and 1 Jan 2024.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £207.00
- Piano: advanced workshopCourse start date: Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Petros MoschosIf you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 31 May 2023.Full fee £279.00
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