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), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email email@example.com
- Acting: improversCourse start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftContinue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.Full fee £209.00
- Whispering ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)Course start date: Sun 16 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueHow can the impact of what we hear and feel enhance our connection to our voices? Learning the skills of ‘quieter’ activities in such a loud, fast-paced world can result in improved wellbeing. Through body-mind connection and the use of vocal sounds, whispering, gestures, rhythms and touch, you can not only reset your nervous system, and better manage stress, but also find a deeper connection to your voice in this afternoon workshop.Full fee £29.00
- Jazz piano tasterCourse start date: Thu 20 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Della RhodesMeet the jazz idiom as you explore time feels and harmonic progressions at your piano. For pianists at grade 5 and above, with some knowledge of chord structures (triads and 7ths), this online session will give food for thought and practice.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Sat 22 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon AtkinsThis 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. break week: 6 May 2023 (coronation day).Full fee £179.00
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 14 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cara JenningsExplore 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 supportive environment.Full fee £199.00
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.Full fee £179.00
- Chamber music: advancedCourse start date: Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a variety of repertoire. For classical instrumentalists at grade 6 or above. Due to the demanding nature of most piano parts, pianists should play at Grade 8 level or higher. Good sight reading skills and experience in chamber music are required.Full fee £219.00
- Jazz piano 1Course start date: Thu 4 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Della RhodesIf you have pop piano training or equivalent keyboard harmony skill, come and tackle the easier end of the jazz piano repertoire in these online sessions. The focus is on jazz harmony and chord voicing, interpretation of a lead sheet and good timing. You'll need to play piano at grade 5 standard or higher.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £169.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Thu 8 Jun 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeCome and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence in your communication skills. This is a practical course based in the college.Full fee £139.00
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