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. Voiceovers: improvers
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 delivered in our media studio.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  2. 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
  3. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Course start date:  Tue 23 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
  4. 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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  5. Classical singing workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 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 £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. Ballet body conditioning
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    Ballet body conditioning combines specifically sequenced exercises including elements of barre, floor work and centre practice and is designed to complement studies in ballet and acting. Ideal for those who already have good physical awareness and have studied a dance discipline at a basic level.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  10. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
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  11. Musical analysis for audiences 1
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Exploring beneath the surface of a musical work can help us decipher programme notes, understand the work’s context and a composer’s intentions, and greatly enhance our enjoyment of a performance.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00
  12. Acting for fun
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    An acting class purely for the joy of it! This course is suitable for complete beginners, those with a little experience, and anyone wanting to enjoy acting exercises and scenes in a low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  13. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00
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