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.
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- String ensembleCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Robert PuzeyCome and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. Please click the 'start interview' button to apply. This is to make sure we have a balanced array of instruments for our ensemble. Break week 24 Oct 2023.
- Improve your speaking voiceCourse start date: Sat 7 Oct 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lloyd WyldeImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, stance, breath capacity/control, articulation, forward placing and expression. This course will be delivered in the college.
- Sing jazz: advancedCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterFor jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire (see below) and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute and perform repertoire of your choice.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £0.00
- Movement for actorsCourse start date: Sat 28 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftAn actors most important tool is their body!
Having an awareness of space and presence and utilising the body to help carve engaging, full-born characters is vital in theatre, whether this be during improvisation, delivering a monologue or throughout the process of a performance. It's important to have the tools to do this!
This course aims to give every member an introductory “toolkit” you can take away with you, freeing your body, exploring character technique, enhancing your improvisational and performance intuition and becoming confident in your craft.
- Saxophone 4Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreIf you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing your musicianship, and improvisation.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
- City Lit Big BandCourse start date: Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Simon HenryAn ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Sing jazz 2Course start date: Sat 13 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura ZakianIf you have completed Sing jazz 1, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom, join this class to develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to Sing jazz 3 next term.
- The holistic voiceCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueYour voice should be an extension of your character. This Saturday workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £0.00
- Combining voice and PilatesCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate MontagueThis innovative and one-off workshop shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support. A fun but intensive Saturday workshop in the college.
- Lecoq technique: an introduction (level 1)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftJacques Lecoq’s style of theatre training is in the body, it involves exploration of ourselves and the world we live in with a sense of curious play. Lecoq revolutionised the format of theatre craft and his style and techniques are recognised as essential tools to any professional working actor, in its most basic or grandest of themes. It is a style that hugs you warmly and sticks with you, adaptable and diverse.
The Lecoq technique is about the performers engagement, listening physically and their connection in the space, working together as an ensemble, devising your own work and finding new ways to do it are essential.Full fee £109.00
- Authentic jazz dance: general levelCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosaria SativaVenture back to Vintage dance styles! As the solo dance of the Swing family, Authentic Jazz is a blanket term for a number of popular dances from the 1920s and 1930s – the Charleston, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Suzie-Q and many more. Danced to Jazz and Swing music, and like the other styles of the same family, it is energetic and playful. Ideal for confident beginners and those with some prior knowledge.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Mindful singingCourse start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clare FosterEngage all your senses to connect mind and body awareness while singing. Explore how the psyche affects how we relate to singing. This is a practical course in the classroom for singers in all styles, not an academic study.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £188.00
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