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 You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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.


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  1. Stage management and technical theatre production
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lucy Ellis
    A unique and excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ experience in one or more areas of technical production in theatre. The course introduces all aspects of mounting a theatre production including stage management, lighting and sound. Following preliminary practical sessions, you will develop your skills while working as part of the student technical team, supporting City Lit Theatre Company's production of Chekhov's Ivanov. Suitable for beginners or those with previous experience.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £279.00
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  2. City Lit Theatre Company
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Cavanah
    A wonderful opportunity to be part of a theatre company working alongside an experienced professional director and a team of techical theatre students to stage a play from scratch in six weeks. Use your previous practical training in acting in the context of the performance of a full production in the John Lyons Theatre at City Lit, giving four public performances.

    Please make sure you read the details below which gives days and times of rehearsals and performance week.

    This term, the play is Ivanov by Chekhov, in an English version by Tom Stoppard, directed by Robert Cavanah.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £349.00 Concession £349.00
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