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 courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.


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  1. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00
  2. Classical music: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Aug 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Are you interested in finding out more about classical music but not sure where to start? This taster course will

    introduce you to the history of music through a careful choice of works.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £19.00
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  3. Come and sing: Les Miserables
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Aug 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley Wilson
    Les 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 if you would like to sing solo.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00

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