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

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Singing workshop
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    An online workshop class for singers of 5 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire project tbc. Break week: 17th February 2022.



    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
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. City Lit Choir
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Penelope Homer
    Have you always wanted to join a choir and learn more about singing in harmony? Have you done some choral singing but would like to feel more confident finding your note and holding your line? Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you the opportunity to learn and develop the essential skills for good choral signing through a varied programme of exercises and pieces.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
  3. Jazz flute
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    Explore jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationship, how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes. 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £91.00
  4. Music theory: grade 5
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Learn about irregular metre, tenor clef, major and minor keys to six flats/sharps, primary triads, cadences, and



    standard expression signs. Essential for anyone taking higher grade practical exams. break week: 17th Feb 2022.



    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 £134.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  5. Classical ballet: improvers 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dilek Taptik
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  6. Exploring classical music: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Neil Luck
    Do you want to know more about classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Medieval to (early) Baroque music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. This course has a break week on 17 Feb 2022.



    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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  7. Voice technique: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice. This course will be taught in the college.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Exploring classical music: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Neil Luck
    Do you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Baroque to Classical music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Please note has a scheduled mid-term break: 15th Feb 2022.



    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  David Frankel
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Singing 2A
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Colette Meury
    Continue singing and explore your voice in this confidence-building online course. These interactive classes will develop your singing voice and your musicianship through a selection of songs from various genres. 2A is the start of our 2nd year of study. tutor : Colette Meury



    accompanist : Gabriel Keen.



    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:
    100% of 100
  11. Ukulele: improvers
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Martin Wheatley
    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, learn to play new songs. Enjoy learning in a group of ukes!



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Acting: improvers
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £140.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. Piano/keyboards 3B
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nikos Stavlas
    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence in this second term of level 3.



    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 £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  14. Piano workshop 8
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Petros Moschos
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £146.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  15. Cello 1B
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Polly Hewett
    Learn the basics of playing cello in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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