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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
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    100% of 100
  2. Birds in opera and ballet
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What a selection to choose from! Swans, pigeons and bluebirds; birds in the forest, by the stream, in myth and fairy-tale– see how birds have been represented in important rôles on stage.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  3. Bob Dylan: an introduction to his music
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David Harrison
    Explore the impact that Bob Dylan has had on popular music with a special focus on the 1960s. Through analysis of his songs and a history of the 1960s we will see how his influence extends beyond the American folk music revival.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  4. Advanced character voice for animation, stage and screen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yvonne Morley-Chisholm
    This will enable participants who have completed Character Voice for Animation, or who have professional experience, to become practised and experienced in creating character voices from scratch for live and recorded performance. It will enable the skills to be honed and embedded and for the individual to go onto make a character voice reel should they so choose in the future. Open to those who have completed a 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00
  5. Acting the text: classic and contemporary
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Acting the Text is an online course in which we will explore two linked plays from different periods of history – a classic text, and a modern script that was inspired by it. This term, we will read and rehearse scenes from a pair of completely different plays with the same title: Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca (1934) and Yerma by Simon Stone (2016).



    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 £95.00
  6. Voiceovers: advanced
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £88.00
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    80% of 100
  7. Chamber music: introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small ensembles with varied instrumentation, with repertoire ranging from early to modern. For instrumentalists at Grade 3 standard or above who can read music confidently.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  8. Piano: return to playing
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Preston
    Did you once play the piano? Are you thinking of returning to playing? This short online course, taught in a friendly and supportive environment, will help you refresh your dormant skills and re-kindle your passion for playing.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  9. Foundation in Drama (Extended Certificate Level 2)
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley, Vernon Thompson, Martin Wimpress
    Do you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical one day per week course provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, working towards a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  10. Tap dance: beginners
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Benjamin Bailey
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Acting for fun
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    An 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 relaxed, low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun. There will be fresh material and new scenes to explore every term.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100

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