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

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  1. Great works: Ravel's Boléro
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore the ideas behind one of the most famous works of the twentieth century, and some of its many interpretations. Be entranced anew by this hypnotic work.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £18.00
  2. Screen acting: taster
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore your on screen potential in this screen acting taster course. This course is suitable for both those new to screen-acting or for more experienced and advanced students who can experience the incredible value of working in an online environment to enhance their development.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Singing online (mixed levels): taster
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Singers - would you like to like to know more about how a singing class can work on zoom? This fun, interactive, mixed ability taster for singers will give you a chance to find out before committing to a longer course. We will also help you identify which class is the right level for you.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Sing with confidence
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. These fun, online classes cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £90.00 Concession £65.00
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  5. Piano/keyboards 1B
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    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
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  6. Choir at lunchtime
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Come and spend your lunchtime singing online. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all

    genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime! Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £50.00
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  7. Piano/keyboards 1F
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    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
  8. Piano/keyboards 1C
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    This 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. This is an online course, please see below for details. Break weeks: 3rd May and 31st May 2021.

    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:
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  9. Singing 4C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    The third year of our online classical singing programme: combine technical skills and repertoire to explore your

    understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Apply your skills to more complex and challenging repertoire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  10. Dance 60+
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Online and interactive this weekly dance and movement class improves mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.

    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 £111.00 Concession £85.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  11. Piano workshop 8
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week 1st June 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
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  12. Comedy: creating and performing narrative comedy
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn how to write comedy scripts and uncover the craft behind narrative comedy such as Frasier, Fleabag, and This Country and the classic sitcom. Under the guidance of a multi-award winning comedy Director and Producer, you will create new ideas, and formats for your projects. Explore classics and new forms of narrative comedy - by identifying key techniques behind their success – on television and 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 £229.00
  13. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. In live online classes you will develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.

    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 £159.00 Concession £121.00
  14. Acting: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.

    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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00
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  15. Acting for radio: beginners
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore acting and performing for radio, working on scenes, sound effects, monologues, commercials, voiceovers and all kinds of microphone techniques, in a supportive but professional environment. Tutor: David Gooderson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100

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