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. Keyboard harmony workshop: taster
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the piano with this practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. This course is for classical pianists who play to a confident grade 6 + standard.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  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. Great works: Brahms's Clarinet Quintet
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Explore this much-loved work by Brahms and learn about the performer and the instrument it was originally written for.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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