Performing arts

Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online

City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting(including accredited acting courses)danceradio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as pianosingingstrings and wind instruments to jazz and popmusic technologymusic theory and history

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:

For music courses email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Saxophone 4
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing your musicianship, and improvisation.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  2. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  3. Contemporary dance: beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    This Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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    97% of 100
  4. Tap dance: beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  5. Piano/keyboards 5C
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Apr 2025 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
  6. Tap dance: improvers
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    Practice and improve your basic Tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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    93% of 100
  7. Classical ballet: beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giovanna Lamboglia
    Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable Ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. The classes will also help to improve any other dance styles you might be practicing.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
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  8. Acting: beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cara Jennings
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. The symphony: a short history
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Explore the history and development of the symphony from JC Bach to Beethoven and into the twentieth century. Break week: 28 May 2024.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  10. Saxophone 3C
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    In this 3rd term of our 3rd year of saxophone study we will work to improve your technical ability, learn new jazz, pop, and ensemble repertoire, and improve your grasp of music theory.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
  11. Singing 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Penelope Homer
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
  12. Folk and pop guitar 2C
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    This is term 3 of our second year of popular guitar study where you will develop your ability to play the acoustic guitar. Improve your technique, musicianship, and expand your repertoire of songs.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
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