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
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- Cello 2ACourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Polly HewettIf you have completed Cello level 1 or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 1 standard), come and explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. We welcome players who are returning to the cello after a break. Continues to Cello 2B next term.
- Piano/keyboards 1CCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship.
- Violin and viola 1CCourse start date: Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetLearn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least two terms.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- Piano/keyboards 1DCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ana Claudia MagalhaesThis is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique.
- Music production with LogicCourse start date: Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaLogic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.
- Acting ShakespeareCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert CavanahRehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
- Musical theatre dance: beginnersCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clinton GoldsmithLearn, develop and hone your dance technique in this fun and vibrant class. We will explore some of the most popular musicals from some of the best loved West End and Broadway shows. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
- Contemporary dance: intermediateCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickPush your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- Creative instrumental ensembleCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: George SleightholmeCome and get creative with your instrument! Learn to create original music in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere with an experienced tutor and like-minded musicians.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
- Contemporary dance: general levelCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickDevelop your physicality while further enhancing your understanding of contemporary dance, through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. This class is appropriate for people who are ready to move on from the beginners course or who have previous dance experience.
- Explore the body through contemporary danceCourse start date: Wed 11 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Orley QuickAn introduction to the basics of Contemporary dance through Release-based technique, to help you understand the principles of the body in movement and explore your own movement range.Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
- Early music ensembleCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Layil BarrAn ensemble for musicians interested in learning the skills of playing consort music in different instrumental combinations (broken consort). It will be a journey exploring the variety of sound combinations in 17th century repertoire. Break week: 25 Oct 2023.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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