Performing arts

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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 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. Singing for absolute beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    Start your journey as a singer this summer with this short, enjoyable course. Take your first important steps towards a healthy vocal technique and confidence in your singing.
    Full fee £69.00
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  2. Teaching drama
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Train towards teaching and creating drama workshops for students of all ages. Practically explore different drama games, exercises and techniques and gain new drama teaching skills through workshop participation.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Musicianship for singers
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Beckmann
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the singing. This course is for any singer who would like more understanding about the music they sing.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £48.00
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