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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- Come and sing: WickedCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley WilsonWicked - The hugely successful Broadway and international smash hit musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winne Holzman is being made into a feature film which will be in cinemas next year. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop. 'No one mourns the wicked', 'The Wizard and I', 'One short day', 'Popular', 'Wonderful', 'For good', 'Dancing through life' and of course 'Defying gravity' are just some of the classic songs covered. There will be plenty of oppurtunities for solos over the course of the weekend.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- Clowning and physical comedyCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftDiscover the fundamentals of fun, exploring what makes us laugh and what it means to be a clown. We’ll dive deep down into the funny bones of comedic genres that have lasted centuries and learn techniques in the physical style of comedy performance. No previous experience needed. Warning: a great deal of serious silliness will be had!Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
- The holistic voiceCourse start date: Sun 21 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueYour voice should be an extension of your character. This Sunday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and holistic 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
- Lecoq technique: physicality and action (level 2)Course start date: Sat 10 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftDevelop your physical skills and a deeper understanding of the Lecoq technique. As well as looking in more detail at your physicality, you will have a chance to work individually to create exciting characters, and to learn the essentials of physical storytelling. Students should complete our introductory course before attending level 2.Full fee £109.00
- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Sat 15 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- TV presenting for beginners (intensive)Course start date: Sat 2 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantHave you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
- Introduction to technical theatre productionCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lucy EllisThis course is designed for students who have an interest in learning stage management and technical theatre skills. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in our studio theatre, over three consecutive and intensive Sundays. Suitable for beginners; following the course there will be the opportunity to volunteer to support short end of term performances to apply the skills learnt.Full fee £199.00
- Mixing and music production techniquesCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaIdeal if you know the basics of music production but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices.
- Radio and podcast presenting: advanced (intensive)Course start date: Sat 23 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David SpencerThis is a new opportunity to take your love of radio presenting to the next level. The course supports you with a tutor-editor to craft a pre-recorded radio programme or extended feature on a subject of your choice, mixing interview clips, music and sound effects into your own production. This weekend workshop will be delivered in the media studio.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00
- Drama therapy: intermediateCourse start date: Sat 13 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Dan SkiliInvestigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
- Character voices (intensive)Course start date: Sat 20 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeCharacter voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen. This course will be delivered in the media studio.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £118.00
- Core energeticsCourse start date: Sun 12 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueCore Energetics is a body-mind practice designed to enhance your self-awareness, aliveness, creativity and focus, and a means to opening up physically, helping you to become aware of your energy flow.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
- Shakespeare and the bodyCourse start date: Sun 12 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftUnlock Shakespeares hidden physical language through the work of Lecoq, Meisner, Michel Chekhov and Grotowski as we discover a deeper, more physically rooted and emotionally driven connection with Shakespeares work. No experience is needed for this short intensive course however an openness to explore and to develop text and physical performance simultaneously is necessary.Full fee £89.00
- Acting for radio and podcast dramas: advanced workshopCourse start date: Sun 12 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David GoodersonFine-tune your audio skills by performing in a BBC radio drama on this weekend workshop in the media studio. For those with lots of previous experience, either through courses or industry.
- Directing theatre (intensive)Course start date: Sun 30 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyWorking with an experienced theatre director, explore the multiple aspects of directing theatre productions, including rehearsal preparation, text analysis and research, collaborating with the design team, and techniques for getting the best performances from actors.
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