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 email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Great works: White ChristmasCourse start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneHow did we all become so obsessed with snow in December? From Irving Berlin’s song to its use in several films and on stage, we look at the huge impact of this little ditty which has become the defining image of Christmas for many.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Introduction to actingCourse start date: Mon 12 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cara JenningsA fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
- Piano/keyboards 1ECourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore 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.
- Acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydePractise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
- Stretch and flexCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Bless KlepcharekThis class uses traditional dance stretches as its base and is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their flexibility, range of movement, improve alignment and relieve muscular tension. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and is the perfect warm-up for the Modern Jazz dance class that follows it.Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £76.00
- Screen acting: auditioning and self-taping for TV and filmCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantExpert advice and guidance on how to prepare for auditions. This practical course covering techniques and tips on how to prepare for auditions with opportunity to practice in putting those into action.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
- Harmonica: Blues, pop and countryCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jake RodriguesLearn essential harmonica riffs and techniques on this lively and enjoyable course. Build musical skills and confidence in playing and improvising on popular music. This course is for players who have begun to learn the instrument, not for absolute beginners. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues [external website].Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Tap dance: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertIf 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.
- Piano/keyboards 5BCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Simon AtkinsFor pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music
reading, and your confidence.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythmCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HarrisonLearn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet.
- Violin and viola 2BCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyA course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. Continues from Violin and viola 2A last term and with Violin and viola 2C next term. Break week 12 Feb 2024.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £103.00
- Music theory: diploma topics 2Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Karl LutchmayerExplore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Prescribed works. Mid-term break: 13 Feb 2023.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Violin and viola 1BCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyLearn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Break week 12 Feb 2024.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cheslav SinghThis 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.
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