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
- Great works: The Beggar's OperaCourse start date: Mon 3 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneWas this the first musical? Using popular song and opera tunes of the day, new satirical words poked fun at serious opera in this everyday tale of skulduggery among the criminal classes, with a charismatic but murderous hero.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Music history book clubCourse start date: Mon 3 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenThe music history book club meets towards the end of each term to discuss novels and biographies with musical themes and references relevant to the music history programme. This term’s book is a new novel about Handel.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
- Ukulele beginners’ nightCourse start date: Mon 24 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jake RodriguesMeet the instrument and an expert ukulele player and teacher in this fun session. If you have a uke bring it to class, if you do not, we can supply an instrument.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
- Clarinet tasterCourse start date: Mon 17 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: George SleightholmeLearn the basics of clarinet playing and discover what is involved in learning the instrument: embouchure, breathing, articulation and fingering. Please bring your own Bb clarinet.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £20.00
- Violin and viola tasterCourse start date: Mon 17 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyLearn how to hold the violin/viola and bow, how the instrument works, and play some simple tunes by the end of the session. Please bring your own instrument. Tutor: Robert Puzey.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £20.00
- Great artists: Enrico CarusoCourse start date: Mon 24 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pauline GreeneCaruso, born 200 years ago, was not only a stupendous singer but also a best-selling recording artiste. We find out how he became the first modern superstar tenor.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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