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. 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
  3. Accents for actors: Standard English
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 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 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
  4. Actor's voice: beginners
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 19 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
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  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 25 Apr 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. Storytelling: tell your personal story
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 25 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tell your own personal story to others, and in so doing gain some perspective on how past events have shaped your life and how they will affect your future, while at the same time inspiring and informing others about life choices. The course will take place in a safe environment in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  7. Actor's voice: improvers
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 31 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
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  8. Improve your speaking voice: intensive
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you want to sound more confident and clear when you speak? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises on this intensive 4 session practical Saturday workshop, which will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
  9. The holistic voice
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00

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