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. Radio presenting: advanced intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    This is a new opportunity to take your love of radio presenting to the next level. The course supports you with a tutor-editor to craft a pre-recorded radio programme or extended feature on a subject of your choice, mixing interview clips, music and sound effects into your own production. This weekend workshop will be delivered in the media studio.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £108.00
  2. Flute and clarinet choir
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsey Fillingham
    Open to intermediate/advanced flutes and clarinets to play ensemble pieces in a range of styhles. Great for sight-reading and ensemble skills! Alto flute, piccolo, Eb and bass clarinets welcome.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
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  3. Narration skills
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Jul 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Dian Perry
    A fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £95.00
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  4. Come and sing: West Side Story
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley Wilson
    West Side Story - the iconic musical film from the 1950s and the more recent version from 2021 - contains some of the most catchy repertoire from the 20th century catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £67.00
  5. Narration skills: intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dian Perry
    A fun and intensive workshop all about the incredible world of narration. This enormous and lucrative area of the voiceover world includes e-learning, documentaries, audio books, medical/technical narration, explainer videos and more. You’ll learn how to deliver great reads from the inside out. It’s not just about the sound of your voice! This course will be delivered in the media studio.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
  6. Acting for radio and podcast dramas: advanced workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Gooderson
    Fine-tune your audio skills by performing in a BBC radio drama on this weekend workshop in the media studio. For those with lots of previous experience, either through courses or industry.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £111.00
  7. TV presenting for beginners (intensive)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Grant
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00
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