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

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  1. Silver Swans ballet barre
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Adapted for older learners our Silver Swans® ballet barre classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. Ballet barre practice improves posture, strength and flexibility, focusing on the placement of the body and co-ordination. This class is suitable for those looking for a new way to exercise in a fun, relaxed learning group.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £40.00
  2. Extended techniques for flautists: taster
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A fun and practical online introductory workshop for flautists to explore the weird and wonderful ‘extended’ sounds and techniques of contemporary flute music. We will try out new techniques and learn how these can enhance our general flute playing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Singing online (beginners): taster
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Would you like to like to join a singing class but are not sure what is involved and how a singing class can work online? This fun and interactive taster for complete beginners will give you a chance to find out before committing to a longer course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Voiceovers: improvers
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Develop your microphone skills and knowledge of the Voiceovers sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. Tutor: David Thorpe.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00
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  5. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  6. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
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  7. Singing 1B
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building, live, online course. Each term will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break weeks: 4th May and 1st June 2021.

    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 £219.00 Concession £134.00
  8. Piano/keyboards 2C
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Move beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
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  9. Singing workshop
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    An introduction to workshop style classes for singers of 4 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal

    technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
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  10. Singing 2C
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    The first year of our solo-singing programme online. Suitable for singers of all styles of music and taught by a classically trained teacher. Gain a fundamental grasp of healthy vocal technique and an understanding of the work involved to progress as a singer.

    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
  11. Piano workshop 5
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
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    93% of 100
  12. Piano/keyboards 4C
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music

    reading, and your confidence! This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  13. Piano: return to playing
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Did you once play the piano? Would you like to return to playing in a friendly and supportive class? This online course will help you refresh your dormant skills and whet your appetite to go further.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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    93% of 100
  14. Ukulele: improvers
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For ukulele players who have completed a beginner course or have played for a while. Refine your technique, get a better understanding of fretboard navigation, and learn to play new songs. Live classes online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
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  15. Violin and viola advanced: technique
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This online course is for violin and viola students who want to focus on improving technique. Your tutor will guide you through technical work and pieces from the ABRSM grade 6 syllabus plus a range of other repertoire. Suitable for students with around 5 or more years playing experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00

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