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. Core energetics
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 10 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Develop a deeper connection to your voice and body by removing blocks through unique play and movement exercises. Free up impulses that lie hidden and unexpressed and unleash your own unique power and creativity.

    You can expect a creative, immersive experience that will deepen inner growth, creating consciousness about yourself, and the way you relate to others. This is a workshop held over two Saturdays in the summer.

    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 £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  2. 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
  3. Whispering ASMR: workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 18 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 one- day Whispering ASMR summer workshop exploring this popular phenomenon.

    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 £55.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £34.00
  4. Vocal anatomy: masterclass
    Course Date:  Mon 19 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.

    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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  5. 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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  6. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey
    Course Date:  Wed 21 Jul 2021

    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.

    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
  7. 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
  8. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Jul 2021

    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.

    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
  9. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion
    Course Date:  Fri 23 Jul 2021

    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.

    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
  10. Accents: London, General American and British regional
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 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
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  11. Improve your speaking voice
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 your voice and gain a skillset you can apply in future. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  12. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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
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  13. Combining voice and Pilates
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
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  14. 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
  15. 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

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