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.

  1. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020 (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.

    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

  2. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Mon 26 Oct 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Presenting on the spot

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 26 Oct 2020
    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.

    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

  4. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear speech

    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020
    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.

    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

  5. Debating: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 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. 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

  6. Debating: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020
    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

  7. Practical voice

    Course Date: Wed 28 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This term the course will be taught online; the tutor's approach is rooted in non-visual assessment.

    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

  8. Voice technique: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 30 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.

    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

  10. Voice practitioners masterclass: Rodenburg and Carey

    Course Date: Fri 30 Oct 2020
    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

  11. Accents: North American standard and regional

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American or Broadcast Standard accent as well as a couple of regional American accents as time permits. 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. Actor's voice: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. 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

  13. 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00

  14. 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. 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

  15. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 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. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience.

    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

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