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. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes. The course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
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    90% of 100
  2. Play-reading
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Bowen
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.



    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 £79.00 Concession £60.00
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  3. Reading great poetry aloud
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    Do you enjoy reading great poetry aloud? Come and join our reading circle and enjoy speaking and listening to the poetry of Wordsworth, Blake, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Eliot, Plath, Hughes, Heaney, Duffy, Motion and Cope among others, while learning vocal technique to enhance the effect your readings have on others.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
  4. Improve your speaking voice
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Come 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.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
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  5. Accents: London, General American and British regional
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    Expand your skillset as an actor or as someone with an interest in speech and phonetics by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American, and at least one regional British accent. This course will be taught online.



    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 £129.00 Concession £79.00
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    80% of 100
  6. Great works: Byrd's Quomodo cantabimus
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Explore the eight-voice motet Quomodo cantabimus (How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land) by William Byrd and learn how it may be interpreted as a reaction to the newly-protestant England in which he lived.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00

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