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 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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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.

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  1. Voiceovers: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    Expanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
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  2. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence in your communication skills. This is a practical course based in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Tango Argentino
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Pegorer
    This course is about learning Argentinean Tango where you will learn, practice, enjoy and meet friends! No partner needed – come alone, with a partner or with friends. Suitable for both beginners and those with prior experience.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
  4. Sampling, beat-making and synth programming
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Learn to create your own more original tracks by recording and manipulating samples, beats and synth sounds to individualise your sound.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    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.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of grade 2 standard with the goal of working towards grade 3. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.



    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 £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  7. Classical guitar 2A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Rowden
    If you have studied playing and reading for Spanish classical guitar for at least 2 terms, join this course to develop your technical skills as you learn repertoire of solo and ensemble guitar music.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Singing 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Penelope Homer
    Continue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £167.00
  9. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.



    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
  10. Piano/keyboards 4A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

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



    reading, and your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. World music: rhythm driven tunes from Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and Senegal
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Come to play tunes from several traditions and two continents, working with complex rhythms in related and contrasting ways. There is a musical narrative that begins in Africa, travels to the Caribbean and South America, then back to Africa, carrying musical styles and rhythmic patterns. We will explore samples of this rhythmic timeline.







    Piano places are limited to two so please check with the department prior to enrolling if you want to play piano on this course.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  12. Acting: scenework
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Continue your development as you explore a range of acting exercises that will illuminate and bring to life a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate skills and techniques, and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere. We will focus on ensemble and group scenes this term.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  13. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught online.



    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
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  14. English pronunciation: stage 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
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