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. Use your voice assertively

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (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 taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Speaking with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you need help in speaking with confidence and getting your point across in situations where you really need to make an impact? Explore ways to improve these skills. This course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 2 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 term the course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  4. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 term the course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  5. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support. This term the course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Reading English literature aloud: 19th century

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and enjoy reading aloud prepared passages from novels by Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, while using your voice to provide narrative and create character. The class also contains vocal warm up and sight reading elements each week. We will study one novel by Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. The art of negotiating

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Accents: standard English

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Speak Shakespeare monologues and scenes: Tragedies

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    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 scenework from these plays and where possible, to visit Lincoln's Inn Library to see Shakespeare's 2nd Folio.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2- this is an online version of our hugely popular face to face courses. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  12. Voice technique: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020
    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 term the course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience. This course will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  14. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  15. Actor's voice: beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Sep 2020 (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 will be taught online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

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