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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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

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  1. Pop piano introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    Discover what is involved in learning to play popular piano: how to voice and invert chords, play chord progressions from symbols, and get in the groove. For pianists at grade 4/5 and above.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £33.00
  2. Jazz repertoire
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    Enjoy playing and improvising on familiar and new jazz repertoire in a mixed ensemble. For players with substantial experience of jazz playing, ear training techniques and harmony study. Tunes will be announced in advance of the course. Rhythm section places are limited, so please check vacancies with the music department.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £61.00
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  3. Comedy skills: an introduction to writing and delivery
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Learn how to create, write, and perform comedy material for stage and TV. Working under the guidance of an Emmy award winning comedy producer / director you gain insights into the craft behind successful comedy. This course is for complete beginners but is also ideal for those looking to brush up their comedy skills. Tutor: Alan Nixon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  4. Charleston intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Build a foundation of basic dance skills on this fun course that will get you dancing the energetic and fast charleston. We'll be dancing to original jazz music from the 1920s and 30s.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  5. Solo swing and jive: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosaria Sativa
    Do you enjoy vintage social dancing events but don' t have a partner? Looking to nail those moves and increase your freestyle confidence? Then this is the course for you!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  6. The holistic voice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00

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