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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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

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  1. City Lit wind ensemble: summer season
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Explore the wonderful repertoire for mixed wind ensemble in an intensive workshop. You need to play an orchestral wind instrument at grade 5 standard or higher.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  2. String ensemble: summer season
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Learn how to play in an ensemble in a fun and stimulating environment. Suitable for players at Grade 3 level and above.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  3. World music mix
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Learn to play tunes from two continents working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £54.00
  4. Singing: exploring tone deafness
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    Many people believe wrongly that they are tone deaf. If this sounds like you, then join us to explore your voice in an understanding and encouraging environment where you can gain the confidence to experiment with your voice and take the first important steps in learning to sing.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £47.00
  5. Piano masterclass
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Razumovskaya
    Approach core piano repertoire through the prism of the Russian piano tradition, gaining insight into its principles of



    rubato, 'sound', chord techniques, pedalling, and the 'artistic image' of a piece.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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    100% of 100
  6. Burlesque
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gwendoline Lamour
    Burlesque is an empowering and expressive performance art. Learn the basics of burlesque movement and dance, in this glamorous and fun class exploring the posture, deportment, style and elegance of showgirl movement.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00

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