Performing arts - Online

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

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Opera studies 3: operas in production
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Looking at operas coming up in the 2022-23 season, and at standard operatic repertoire, we will discuss their composition, context, controversies and style, and then hear the story of the opera through musical examples. Break week: 02 & 30 May 2022 (Bank holidays).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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    80% of 100
  2. The long 19th century III: national pride and new directions
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    In this last part of the course, we turn to the nationalists of Germany, Russia, Italy, Scandinavia and Spain, and the importance of folk music. And, as the century ends, we come to those composers seeking to break the boundaries of tonality itself. This course has a scheduled break week: 21 Jun 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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  3. Pop music: a brief history
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Toby Manning
    Open up the history of pop music by exploring 20 key songs. This course has a scheduled break: 07 Jun 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £127.00
  4. Medieval music: a vessel for chivalry and prayer
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    From the lofty sublimity of Gregorian plainchant to the sensuality of Troubadour love songs, Medieval music spans a diverse range of styles and sounds. Come and delve into this fascinating world! Scheduled break weeks: 19 May & 02 June 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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  5. The long 19th century II: Salons and symphonies
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    We continue our journey through the music of the 1800s with Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Donizetti, and the world of performance in private homes and ever grander public spaces.



    ** This course has a scheduled break week: 01 February 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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    100% of 100
  6. Handel in Ireland
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Patrick Allies
    After more than 20 years at the helm of London’s operatic life, Handel’s 1741 trip to Ireland is seen as key to his decision to focus on oratorio. Explore works of this transitional period in Handel's life. Scheduled break week 16 Feb 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
  7. Schubert: the chamber music
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    As an early Romantic, Schubert turned away from heroic struggle and chose instead to pursue a path of 'inwardness' in search of truth. Come and explore Schubert's chamber works and uncover for yourself this world of Romantic reverie. Scheduled break week: 10 Feb 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00

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