Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Music theory: grade 8 revision

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short revision course for ABRSM Grade 8 music theory candidates. Be guided through exam-style questions to focus your preparation.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your jazz musicianship, repertoire, playing and improvising. Jazz harmony study and ear training, with ensemble practice and performance opportunities. Candidates need to have a working knowledge of jazz harmony and experience of playing in an ensemble. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course. Audition date: Sat 7 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £767.00
    Concession: £585.00

  4. Mindful singing basics

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Engage all your senses to connect mind and body while singing. Combine breathing exercises, vocal and relaxation techniques, and short meditations to get the best from your voice. Equip yourself to cope with performance anxiety. Explore how the psyche affects how we relate to singing.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00

  6. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. Suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00

  7. Jazz piano 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try more difficult tunes and conventions with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. You will need a working knowledge of jazz harmony in order to develop your playing on this course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Jazz piano ABRSM grade 1 (A)

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will introduce you to the ABRSM syllabus for jazz piano grade 1. You will begin work on your selection of 3 pieces, and you will also study scales and quick-study requirements. Note that this is part A of a two-part programme and you will not cover the entire syllabus on this single course.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Flute 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beginners can enjoy learning to play the flute in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. Develop embouchure, instrumental sound, listening skills and music reading. Continues next term as ME111B.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Flute 2/3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a range of technical skills on the flute in this intermediate-level course: technique, sight reading, solo and ensemble playing. You should have one to two years' experience and play at grade 2 to 3 standard.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Ableton Live

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Live is a revolutionary package that has taken the music world by storm. Performing with a laptop, songwriting or composing, Live’s intuitive and totally flexible interface puts the fun and experimentation back into music making.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  12. Jazz harmony and ear training 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  13. Tango: taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  14. Jazz harmony 2 and ensembles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcribed solos. Every session involves playing as an ensemble. Please contact music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange to be assessed for this course.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  15. Pop piano 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have a good working knowledge of the keyboard (playing grade 4 standard or above), develop your playing towards popular and jazz styles. Learn to play chord progressions and songs, and study the musicianship behind pop piano skills. Continues to 'Pop piano 2' next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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