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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Voice technique: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 22 Apr 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 taught in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    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 in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00
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  6. Accents: North American standard and regional
    Course Date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American or Broadcast Standard accent as well as several regional American accents This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
  7. Voice technique: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 3 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
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  8. Voice masterclass: the Patsy Rodenburg method
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    We will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of the leading voice practitioner Patsy Rodenburg in this three hour workshop delivered in the college.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00

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