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. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through physical, experiential work the course will cover: spontaneity, presence, solo, ensemble and pair work,

    approaching text and utilising voice and body.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  3. Composition techniques: intensive workshop

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write a composition in a week. Good music theory knowledge (grade 5 or higher) needed. Tutor: Trish Shaw.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Actor summer school: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Meisner intensive: scenework

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five day intensive will take you through a full introduction of the Meisner Technique, including public solitude, basic repetition, the pinch and the ouch, the knock at the door, preparation and independent activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00

  6. Opera studies 1: the operatic tenor

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lyrical tenor voice was used in the earliest operas to charm fair maidens and savage beasts alike. We trace the development of the operatic tenor from simple shepherd to dramatic ‘King of the High Cs’. This course has a scheduled break week: 21 October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Use your voice assertively

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Improvisation: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your

    confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Samba: beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, therapeutic and energetic dance requiring no partner. Learn steps through choreographies and dance exercises. Increase your sense of rhythm while getting an aerobic, calorie burning workout.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Ukulele: beginners

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and learn the chords, strumming techniques and tuning that will enable you to play the ukulele. Learn whole songs by the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions to start the course if you do not (yet) have your own.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Introduction to the orchestra

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What’s an orchestra? And why does it need a conductor? We’ll examine orchestral instruments and many works to answer these questions, discovering a blend of exciting sounds which communicates the composer’s intentions to the audience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Alexander technique for performers

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve your freedom of movement, breath and speech during performance? This course for beginners will help you release habitual tension with a focus on mind and body.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Music theory: diploma topics 1

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. You may use this course as part of your preparation for this exam, or just to develop your knowledge. This term: Musical skills. This course has three scheduled break weeks: 23 Sep, 7 Oct & 14 Oct.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Music theory: grade 3

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in compound time, phrase structure and anacrusis (upbeat/pickup), transposing between clefs, major and minor keys up to four sharps/flats. Break week: 30 Sep 2019.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  15. Cabaret workshop

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your cabaret performance skills in this lively, engaging workshop. Learn to transition between speech and song and to create a meaningful cabaret sequence.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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