Performing arts

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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

Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning .

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 You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email


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  1. Stage management and technical theatre production
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lucy Ellis
    This 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 in-house theatre, supporting the CL Theatre Company's production of Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett, directed by Laura Baggaley. Suitable for beginners or those with previous experience.

    Overall course dates: 17 October to 10 December (which includes production week)

    Session times: Mon and Fris 18.30 - 21.30. Sunday session times vary but fall within 10.30-16.30.

    Please see the full list of course dates below.

    DRA142 City Lit Theatre Company course outline on our website.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £219.00
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  2. City Lit Theatre Company
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    A wonderful opportunity to be part of a theatre company working alongside an experienced professional director and a team of techical theatre students to stage a play from scratch in six weeks. Use your previous practical training in acting in the context of the performance of a full production in the John Lyons Theatre at City Lit.

    Please make sure you read the details below which gives days and times of rehearsals and performance week.

    This term: Earthquakes in London by Mike Bartlett

    Directed by Laura Baggaley. Auditions: 2nd October.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £329.00

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