Voice training for actors and professionals

City Lit Voice Training for Actors and Professionals is offered by some of the highest qualified voice specialists in the industry today. You can find a wide-ranging programme of voice-technique classes including specific focus on technical placement (optimising use of breath, articulation and pitch) as well as courses on business presentations and general vocal confidence.

Voice skills are not just for actors, they are for anyone who wishes to unlock the full expressive potential of their voice. At City Lit we have something for everyone to explore and unlock the power of the speaking voice.

Booking a course online is easy, but you are most welcome to contact drama@citylit.ac.uk for help and advice in choosing the exact course for your needs.

  1. Accents: Standard English

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Are you an actor or other public speaker who feels stuck in a regional or international accent? Would you like to learn how to improve your Standard English? This course is not for speakers of other languages who should take English Pronunciation courses instead.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Voice technique: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Actor's voice: improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This thorough and fun improvers' course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Actor's voice: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  5. Vocal anatomy

    Course Date: Tue 31 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Voice practitioners masterclass: Linklater and Berry

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of two leading voice practitioners as selected by the tutor, themselves a voice expert, and thus establish the best process for your own development.

    This term: Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice and Cicely Berry, Voice and the Actor.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers. Explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  11. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on Freeing the Natural Voice, the seminal 1976 voice book by Kristin Linklater. Explore creative exercises to liberate breath and resonance.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

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