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.

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

  1. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness. This course is primarily aimed at actors in training and those wishing to maintain good vocal regime.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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 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

  3. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 2021 (and 2 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Accents: standard English

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Voice practitioners: masterclass: Houseman and McCallion

    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We 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 vocal development. Individual attention assured in a small group.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Presenting on the spot: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare.

    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

  8. Whispering: Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    How can the impact of what we hear and feel enhance our connection to our voices? Through body-mind connection and the use of vocal sounds, gestures, rhythms and touch, you can not only reset your nervous system, and better manage stress, but also find a deeper connection to your voice. 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Actor's voice: improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  10. Using your voice for audio books and talking newspapers

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to narrate audio books? Are you interested in community work such as talking newspapers for the blind? Explore vocal skills and techniques required in these areas and identify what style works for you.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Self-presentation skills for business people

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful self- presentation techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Whispering: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    How can the impact of what we hear and feel enhance our connection to our voices? Through body-mind connection and the use of vocal sounds, gestures, rhythms and touch, you can not only reset your nervous systems, and better manage stress, but also find a deeper connection to your voice. A taster class, 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

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