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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

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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. Advanced singing workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the rich repertoire of classical song and develop expressive and communicative skills. This lively workshop is for experienced classical singers (at least five years' tuition).
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. Stand-up comedy: beginners
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. This online course is suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    86% of 100
  3. Piano workshop 3
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join this friendly workshop to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  4. Piano workshop 8
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If 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: 26 Oct 2021.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  5. Comedy: creating and performing narrative comedy
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to write comedy scripts and uncover the craft behind narrative comedy such as Frasier, Fleabag, and This Country and the classic sitcom. Under the guidance of a multi-award winning comedy Director and Producer, you will create new ideas, and formats for your projects. Explore classics and new forms of narrative comedy - by identifying key techniques behind their success – on television and online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £140.00
  6. Singing 1A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building online course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.

    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 £219.00 Concession £134.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Singing workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    A lively workshop class for singers of 5 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. The tutor will provide a suggested repertoire list in class.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  8. Piano repertoire
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. Break week: 27 October 2021.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  9. Piano: advanced workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 24 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If 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: 28 Oct 2021.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £158.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  10. Piano workshop 5
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. Piano workshop 7
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Piano workshop 6
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Voiceovers: beginners
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations, from radio commercials to talking books and beyond. This course will be online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Focus on ear training and developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations. We will learn and study jazz standards and unusual repertoire, and operate online for this autumn term. This is musicianship training at a high level. Online assessments for entry to this course can be arranged : apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £287.00 Concession £219.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Music theory: grade 7
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn 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. NB: this course has a scheduled break: 25 Oct 2021;

    and a holiday break: 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec 2021 and 3 Jan 2222.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £182.00

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