Online - Performing arts

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. Singing workshop: performance
    Course Date:  Thu 6 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This online workshop class explores lighter-side and music theatre repertoire. Grow your confidence performing some of your favourite songs through studying relevant techniques, stylistic interpretation and performance skills.

    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
  2. Acting for fun
    Course Date:  Fri 7 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This online course is suitable 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. There will be fresh material and new scenes to explore every term.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  3. Sampling, beat-making and synth programming
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 9 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to create your own more original tracks by manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.

    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 £119.00
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  4. Sibelius: music notation software
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Ideal for musicians, music teachers and students. Learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
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  5. Mixing and music production techniques
    Course Date:  Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for hardware users.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
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  6. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 5 May 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
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  7. Method acting
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 19 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover and practice some of the key exercises from the Method. Drawing on Uta Hagen’s work in a Challenge to the Actor, you will develop core acting skills gaining relaxation, confidence and authenticity in your performance ability as well as an understanding of the principles of method acting.

    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 £119.00 Concession £81.00
  8. Screen acting
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 19 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique to create truthful ‘on screen’ performances in this online practical course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £146.00
  9. Sonic arts: creativity with sound
    Course Date:  Thu 20 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Sonic arts is the expression of creativity through sound. Enjoy a series of creative exercises, with study and discussion of contemporary and historical context and practice, and create your own sound art.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  10. Acting advanced: Murder in the Cathedral
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 22 May 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    An exciting opportunity to use prior training in acting and screen work. Rehearse and film scenes from T.S Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, for inclusion in the upcoming Thomas Becket exhibition at the British Museum.

    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 £199.00
  11. Silver Swans ballet barre
    Course Date:  Fri 28 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Adapted for older learners our Silver Swans® ballet barre classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. Ballet barre practice improves posture, strength and flexibility, focusing on the placement of the body and co-ordination. This class is suitable for those looking for a new way to exercise in a fun, relaxed learning group.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £47.00

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