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
- Acting: improversCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes in this improvers class. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
- Drumming: advancedCourse start date: Sun 24 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Mark HuggettOur advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Sessions will be delivered online so you will use your own kit, acoustic or electronic.
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
- Introduction to technical theatre productionCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lucy EllisThis course is designed for students who have an interest in learning stage management and technical theatre skills. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in our studio theatre, over three consecutive and intensive Sundays. Suitable for beginners; following the course there will be the opportunity to volunteer to support short end of term performances to apply the skills learnt.Full fee £199.00
- Mixing and music production techniquesCourse start date: Sun 3 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaIdeal if you know the basics of music production but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices.
- Acting for radio and podcast dramas: advanced workshopCourse start date: Sun 12 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David GoodersonFine-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.
- Directing theatre (intensive)Course start date: Sun 30 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Laura BaggaleyWorking with an experienced theatre director, explore the multiple aspects of directing theatre productions, including rehearsal preparation, text analysis and research, collaborating with the design team, and techniques for getting the best performances from actors.
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