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. Reading English literature aloud: early 20th century

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by early 20th century writers including

    E.M. Forster; Daphne Du Maurier and D.H. Lawrence.

    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

  2. Speak Shakespeare monologues and scenes: Comedies

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 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 Comedies with confidence.There is also an opportunity to rehearse scenework from these plays and perhaps to visit Lincoln's Inn Library to see Shakespeare's 2nd Folio.

    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

  3. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2. 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  4. Voice technique: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 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. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.

    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
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Exploring ways of telling stories with language, physicality, gesture and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Accents: London, General American and British regional

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Accents: standard English

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Voice practitioners: masterclass: Houseman and McCallion

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021
    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

  10. Presenting on the spot: advanced

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare.

    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

  11. Storytelling: tell your personal story

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Tell your own personal story 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 online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

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