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

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire on this lively course. A return to the classroom for players with established jazz education at foundation level. New students may apply by writing to music@citylit.ac.uk.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00
  2. Folk and pop guitar 1A
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this beginners' course.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Acting for wellbeing
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Juliet Prague
    Increase your physical and emotional well-being through playful and fun acting exercises. Connect, take notice, be active, learn new skills, become more present and engaged with others using tools drawn from actor training.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00
  4. Cello advanced workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Una Birtchnell
    A group cello class for those who have been playing for at least four years, and are at least Grade 5 standard. You will explore solo and ensemble repertopire, play in all clefs and in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Use your voice assertively
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant. This course will be delivered online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. These practical and academic sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read yet.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Saxophone 1A
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Ideal if you are a beginner or have recently begun to play the saxophone. Any other musical experience will be an advantage and you will need to have your own instrument. You will learn to play, read music, and listen. Repertoire will be popular music and jazz.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Sing jazz: advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Clare Foster
    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  9. Singing 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Heather Longman
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building online course. We will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.



    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 £143.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Electronic music: a short history
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    The course is an overview of the history of electronic music in the 20th and 21st centuries and the concepts, technology and aesthetic ideologies that underpin the developments that took place.



    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 Concession £109.00
  11. Solo singing: mixed levels
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Join our classical singing programme online to continue developing your technical and performance skills with solo repertoire. Explore strengths as a singer in a friendly environment with guidance from an experienced tutor and support from a professional accompanist.



    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 Concession £109.00
  12. Piano/keyboards 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    This is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  13. Dance improvisation
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Orley Quick
    Through guided tasks, games and scores, explore different ways of moving and responding in this physical and playful course. Suitable for people with and without previous dance experience.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  14. Comedy: sketch writing and performing for TV and online
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Learn how to write and perform sketch comedy for stage and small screen. Pick up tricks of the



    trade under the guidance of a multi-award-winning comedy producer / director. Sketches, monologues,



    and quick-fire comedy techniques are put under the microscope. Tutor: Alan Nixon.



    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 £119.00 Concession £73.00
  15. Radio presenting: improvers
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Extend and develop your skills for a range of radio broadcasts, presenting and putting a live news, current affairs, features and music programme to air, creating the content yourselves. You'll need to have taken the beginners’ course or have previous industry experience. This course will be online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00
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