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. Voice practitioners masterclass: Rodenburg and Carey

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You 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 development.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Clara Schumann and her circle

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2019 we celebrate the 200th birthday of virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann, née Wieck. This course explores not only her own musical career, but her relationships with other musicians and cultural figures (professional and non-professional) of the time. This course has a scheduled break week: 24th October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00

  4. Early morning dance

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start your day happy and improve your fitness and sense of wellbeing in an uplifting, early morning dance class. Wake up and shake your body down to 60 minutes of sheer dance fun.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  5. Piano: advanced workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class.

    Repertoire for this term is free choice. Break week: 24th October 2019.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  6. Bollywood: general level

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A vibrant, elegant and high energy class combining fitness, technique and choreography. This class provides you with a solid foundation and knowledge of Bollywood dance. This is a general level class suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Beethoven piano sonatas 1

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A history and score-study/analysis class for pianists/musicians of a grade 5+ standard in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. This course has a scheduled break week: 25th October 2019.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Romeo and Juliet: a musical history

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The familiar Shakespeare story has inspired many musical adaptations. We will delve into works for orchestra, ballet, dance, opera, theatre, musicals and film to find varied interpretations of the ultimate lovers’ tragedy. This course has a scheduled break week: 25th October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. The Beatles: a history through their music

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Beatles are the most culturally significant and popular pop band in history. Through analysis of their music and a history of the 1960s we will see how four lads from Liverpool came to define the sound of a decade.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Voiceovers: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your microphone skills and knowledge of this sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. Tutor: David Thorpe.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00

  11. The Acting room: developing potential

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This comprehensive acting course is ideal for anyone who may require a little more time, support and adjustment as you engage in the acting process. All levels are welcome. Develop your potential through text, improvisation and scene work.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  12. Drama therapy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of drama therapy story enactment and how to work with Archetypes in a drama therapy setting, Forum Theatre as a method for engaging with others is also a pert of this course. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Charleston: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our workshop is full of challenging Charleston choreography and mesmerising new moves. You will be moving with speed, vitality and expression with opportunity for you to wear your best vintage-style outfits! A great way of having fun and improving fitness whilst learning a unique and impressive new skill.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  14. World music: Afro Cuban ensemble

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're an intermediate player, this practical workshop is an opportunity to experience playing in a Latin band. Emphasis on reading charts and playing as an ensemble, improvising and developing rhythm skill. Please contact the Music department on 020 7492 2630 or music@citylit.ac.uk to seek approval to enrol so we can balance the instrumental ensemble. Piano places filled.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

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