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.
For drama, dance and speech courses email email@example.com
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Lloyd WyldeCome 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £139.00
- MGM musicalsCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneBright, bold, happy and hummable – many of our favourite musicals on film were created by the Freed Unit at MGM in the 1940s and 50s. From The Wizard of Oz to Gigi, we take a whistle-stop tour of some fabulous films and artists.
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 Concession £77.00
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Fri 28 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gemma KerrExplore 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 supportive environment.Full fee £199.00
- Introduction to actingCourse start date: Fri 26 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gemma KerrA fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.Full fee £69.00
- Voiceovers: improversCourse start date: Fri 7 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeDevelop your microphone skills and knowledge of the Voiceovers sector. Open to those who have completed an introductory or beginners' course or have previous industry experience. This course will be delivered in our media studio.Full fee £139.00
- Chamber music: introductionCourse start date: Fri 7 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gisela MeyerDiscover 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
- Great composers: Stephen SondheimCourse start date: Fri 14 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Pauline GreeneWhat is it about Sondheim musicals that makes them so distinctive? Why do some lovers of other musicals dislike them? Let’s find out what he did, in music, lyrics and structure, that made his shows unique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- Afrocentric drummingCourse start date: Fri 28 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul ChiversExplore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.Full fee £49.00
- Foundation in Drama (Certificate Level 2)Course start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura Baggaley, Vernon Thompson, Martin WimpressDo you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical accredited course, running one full day each week, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, and culminates in a showing of contemporary scenework to an invited audience. Successful candidates achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.Full fee £1,249.00
- Tap dance: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 25 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jacqueline PertIf 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 £169.00
- Acting for funCourse start date: Fri 21 Apr 2023 (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 relaxed, low-pressure environment. Gain confidence, make friends, develop new skills and have fun.Full fee £109.00
- Voiceovers: introductionCourse start date: Fri 2 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeIn this intensive version of our popular longer course you will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations. The course will be delivered in our media studio.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £0.00
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