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.

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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. Debating: intensive
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 15 Jul 2021

    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. In this shorter, intensive version of our highly popular course, 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  2. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
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    100% of 100
  3. Storytelling: taster
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Jul 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
  4. 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; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. This course 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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Speak Shakespeare monologues and scenes: tragedies
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Whether you are preparing a Shakespearean monologue for audition or simply have an interest in their structure, rhythm and poetry, this course enables you to work on and speak monologues from the Tragedies with confidence.There is also an opportunity to rehearse duologues from Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.

    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
  7. Debating: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 taught online.

    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  8. Reading English literature aloud: 19th century
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and enjoy reading aloud prepared passages from novels by Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens, while using your voice to provide narrative and create character. The class also contains vocal warm up and sight reading elements each week. The course will be held online.

    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
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  9. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 7 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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.

    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. Voice technique: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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    100% of 100
  11. Accents for actors: Standard English
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you an actor or other public speaker stuck in a regional or international accent? Would you like to learn how to speak Standard English? This course is not for speakers of other languages who should take English Pronunciation courses instead. This course 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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  12. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 25 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  13. Storytelling: tell your personal story
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 25 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tell your own personal story to others, and in so doing gain some perspective on how past events have shaped your life and how they will affect your future, while at the same time inspiring and informing others about life choices. The course will take place in a safe environment in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  14. Debating: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation. This term the course 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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  15. Clear Speech
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language. Non- native speakers should attend English Pronunciation Stage 1. The course 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 £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
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