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
- Come and sing: Guys and DollsCourse start date: Sat 1 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley WilsonGuys and Dolls - the iconic musical from 1950 and the1955 film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra contains some of the most memorable repertoire from the 20th century musical theatre catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop. "Fugue for Tinhorns", "I'll know", "A Bushel and a Peck", "Adelaide's Lament", "If I were a Bell", "Luck be a Lady" and " Sit Down you're Rocking the Boat"are just some of the classic songs covered. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to sing solo.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
- Contemporary dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickThis Contemporary dance class is a dynamic and fun experience based on the principles of Release-technique and some playful explorations. Simple movement phrases and tasks are built upon to develop greater awareness of the body in space and in relation to others. Floor, centre and travelling exercises lead to efficiency of movement, rhythmical and free-flowing dance sequences.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Storytelling: tell your personal storyCourse start date: Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John EastmanTell your own personal story to others, and in so doing gain some perspective on how past events have shaped your life and how they will affect your future, while at the same time inspiring and informing others about life choices. The course will take place in a safe environment in the college.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- Community dance practiceCourse start date: Sat 3 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolAimed at dance enthusiasts, emerging and existing artists or aynone interested in working in the dance community.
The program will give a rounded overview of the nature and structure of this strand of participatory dance practice, covering areas such as professional practice, responsibility, health and safety, working with people and an understanding of legislation which underpins the practice.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
- Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyondCourse start date: Sun 4 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sara DhillonTrace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride,
bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Mask technique and the physical bodyCourse start date: Sun 4 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftThis playful and creative mask course, suitable for students at any level, introduces you to the mask. You will be carefully guided to explore the principals and techniques required to bring a character to life, to create speech with the body and without the voice. Masks will be provided but why not bring along some different style outfits and a variety of hats with you, then you’ll have more to play with on the day.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
- Contemporary African danceCourse start date: Sat 25 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francis AngolA dynamic and vibrant class that combines West African dance and music with some Contemporary dance influences. The movements, energy and music will leave you energised and rejuvenated.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00
- Whispering ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)Course start date: Sun 16 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueHow can the impact of what we hear and feel enhance our connection to our voices? Learning the skills of ‘quieter’ activities in such a loud, fast-paced world can result in improved wellbeing. Through body-mind connection and the use of vocal sounds, whispering, gestures, rhythms and touch, you can not only reset your nervous system, and better manage stress, but also find a deeper connection to your voice in this afternoon workshop.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00
- Come and sing: Les MiserablesCourse start date: Sat 12 Aug 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley WilsonLes Miserables - one of the worlds most popular musicals by Boubil, Kretzmer and Schönberg based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name contains some of the most memorable repertoire from the 20th century musical theatre catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop. "At the end of the day", "I dreamed a dream", "Empty chairs at empty tables", "Bring him home", "Master of the house" and "On my own" and "One day more" are just some of the classic songs covered. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sing solo.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
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