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
- City Lit Big BandCourse start date: Sat 29 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon HenryOur 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 £169.00
- Jazz piano 1Course start date: Thu 4 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Della RhodesIf you have pop piano training or equivalent keyboard harmony skill, come and tackle the easier end of the jazz piano repertoire in these online sessions. The focus is on jazz harmony and chord voicing, interpretation of a lead sheet and good timing. You'll need to play piano at grade 5 standard or higher.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £169.00
- Flamenco: general levelCourse start date: Sat 13 May 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Danielle AllanA friendly intensive class, that focuses on the confident execution of Flamenco dance with pleasure, passion and panache. This course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students wishing to revise the basics and learn fresh choreographies. Performance opportunities throughout the year. There is no class on Saturday 27th May.Full fee £129.00
- Drumming: advancedCourse start date: Sun 30 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Mark HuggettThis next term of our advanced course 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 play your own kit.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £149.00
- 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
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