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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Tango Argentino
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Pegorer
    This course is about learning Argentinean Tango where you will learn, practice, enjoy and meet friends! No partner needed – come alone, with a partner or with friends. Suitable for both beginners and those with prior experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  2. Acting: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  James Jarrett, Deirdre Strath Clyde
    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 £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £168.00
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  3. Voiceovers: improvers
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    Develop your microphone skills and knowledge of the Voiceovers sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. This course will be taught in the media studio. Tutor: David Thorpe.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  4. Singing 2
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Continue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
  5. English pronunciation: stage 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for advanced non-native speakers, and all who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
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  6. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence in this second term of level 3.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
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  8. Classical singing workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    A lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
  9. Piano workshop 6
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    If you play piano at around grade 6 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  10. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsey Fillingham
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  11. Acting: scenework
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Consolidate your techniques as you rehearse and perform in a duologue and/or a monologue from a published play text in this intensive practical course.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £168.00
  12. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    For this 3rd term of the year course we focus on ear training and jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical ensemble situations. We will learn more jazz standards and unusual repertoire. This is musicianship training at a high level. New students may apply to music@citylit.ac.uk to arrange your assessment to join this class.



    Break week: 24th May.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £303.00 Concession £265.00
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  13. Chamber music: intermediate
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 3-5 standard, with some sight-reading skills.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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