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), dance, radio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano, singing, strings and wind instruments to jazz and pop, music technology, music 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
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- Introduction to actingCourse start date: Fri 24 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cara JenningsA fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Fri 22 Sep 2023 (and 9 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Cheslav SinghThis 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.
- Acting for funCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyAn acting class purely for the joy of it! This course is suitable for complete beginners, those with a little experience, and anyone wanting to enjoy acting exercises and scenes in a low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun.
- The operatic tenorCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneHandsome, romantic, confident; getting the girl, or dying in the attempt: we explore the operatic Kings of the High Cs throughout history to encompass their thrilling vocal skills and rôles.
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
- Voiceovers: beginnersCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeExplore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations, from radio commercials to talking books and beyond. This course will be taught in the media studio.
- Musicianship for singers 2Course start date: Fri 2 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BeckmannDevelop your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the singing. This course is for any singer who has basic knowledge of music theory and would like to improve the application of theory to their singing.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Thu 22 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Giles AbbottImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Exploring Brazilian music: bossa nova and beyondCourse start date: Fri 23 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetThis course will present an overview of Brazilian musical history through a study of its most prominent styles and composers. Genres such as Choro, Samba, Bossa Nova, Northeastern music (Forró, Baião) and Ijexá will be introduced and analysed.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Music history book clubCourse start date: Fri 19 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenThe music history book club meets towards the end of each term to discuss novels and biography with musical themes and references relevant to the music history programme. This term’s book is The Jewels of Paradise: Donna Leon.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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