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. Piano workshop 4
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  2. Topics in Romantic music
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    This course takes us on a whistle-stop tour of nineteenth-century music. We explore the ideas that came to define Romanticism for composers and performers, study a range of musical works, and consider the changing context of performance from c.1790 to c.1914. Break week: 30 Oct 2023.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  3. Piano workshop 8
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 30 May 2023.
    Full fee £259.00
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  4. Mozart and the piano concerto
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    In Mozart’s hands the concerto was converted into a dramatic genre fit for the Classical age. Come along and explore this musical transformation! No previous musical knowledge necessary. This course has a scheduled break week on 24 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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