Voice and Speech Courses & Classes in London and Online

Choosing your course

Voice Training for Actors and Professionals at City Lit is offered by some of the highest qualified voice specialists in the industry today. Voice skills are not just for actors, they are for anyone who wishes to unlock the full expressive potential of their voice.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Expert tutors

The majority of our tutors have an MA in Voice Studies from Royal Central School of speech and Drama, the highest international qualification. Our classes are taught by professional performers and practitioners, many of whom also teach at leading London drama schools. We also offer advanced masterclasses focusing on different voice practitioners. Please refer to individual course outlines for individual staff biographies.

Studying at City Lit

Our media studio in the heart of Covent Garden is fully equipped for study of voice in media, including Acting for Radio; Radio Presenting, Voiceovers and how to approach Character Voice for Animation. Our performance studios at City Lit’s Covent Garden headquarters are ideal spaces for working on the technical aspects of voice such as breath and articulation, crucial for any type of public speaking.

Find a course

Browse our range of voice courses in London and online below to choose your perfect option: both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit.

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  1. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Storytelling: taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 11 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    All cultures respect the world of Story. We all like to hear stories! This short taster class will help you to tell them, traditional, anecdotal, personal, fairytales, fables…they all require the key ingredient of confidence, and a basic understanding of structure. The class will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Accents taster: mystery US accent

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 11 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in accents by exploring one American accent in this fun taster class, which will be delivered online. The mystery accent will be revealed on the day!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  4. Use your voice assertively: intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises on this intensive 4 session practical workshop.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Practical voice: taster

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A taster class to introduce you to how you can improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, breath technique and articulation. This class 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: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  6. Vocal anatomy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice & speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication. This one day workshop 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive weekend workshop. You'll learn powerful self- presentation techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  8. Use your voice assertively

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Presenting on the spot

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Accents: London, General American and British regional

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; Northern Irish; South Wales and West Country.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.

    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: £135.00

  12. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.

    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: £135.00

  13. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.

    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: £73.00

  14. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Negotiation 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.

    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: £73.00

  15. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond

    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century and contemporary novelists Anita Brookner, William Trevor and Elizabeth Strout.

    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: £73.00

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