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 music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short 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. City Lit Big Band
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    Our ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Piano/keyboards 1F
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    This is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Flamenco: beginners and improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    A friendly intensive class, that focuses on the confident execution of Flamenco dance with pleasure, passion and panache. This course is geared towards beginners (more experienced students wishing to revise the basics are also welcome). Performance opportunities throughout the year.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  4. Ballroom and Latin: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nuno Sabroso
    This course is perfect for those who are new to Ballroom dance or looking to brush up on existing skills. Taught in a friendly and supportive atmosphere you will learn the basic steps and techniques of both Ballroom and Latin dance. No partner is required to join the course. You will perform with different members of the class, acquire some great dance knowledge and with the added benefit of feeling healthier!
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  5. Drumming: advanced
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    Our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Sessions will be delivered online so you will use your own kit, acoustic or electronic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00
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