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

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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  2. Drumming 3A
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    Welcome to the third year of drum class: work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Includes reading drum notation.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  3. Drumming 1B
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    For graduates of drumming 1A and drum students with equivalent (10 lessons) experience. We will play and analyse classic grooves, and work to improve co-ordinated independence in application of rudiments to the drum kit.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  4. Sing jazz: advanced
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Zakian
    For 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 and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to perform repertoire of your choice.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
  5. Drumming: advanced
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    Our 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 £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  6. Drumming 3B
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    For graduates of Drumming 3A, consolidate your playing, revise musical topics, learn to play new songs.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  7. Drumming 1C
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Play and analyse classic grooves and work to improve your coordinated independence and application of rudiments to the kit. Ideal if you have completed Drumming 1B or have equivalent experience, 6 months' study. Includes reading drum notation.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
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