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
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Sat 7 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Sun 3 Dec 2023 (and 4 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
- 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.
- Narration for podcast and documentary (intensive)Course start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeA fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice! This course will be delivered in the media studio.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
- 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 3 other dates)
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
- Radio 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 Concession £97.00
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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