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 You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.


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  1. Mask technique and performance (level 2)
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    A creative, high energy and inspiring workshop in mask characterisation and mask physicality. If you are interested in learning about performing in full mask this one day workshop will introduce techniques helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. Masks provided.
    Full fee £59.00
  2. Teaching drama
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    This one day workshop covers the fundamentals of creating drama workshops for students of all ages. Practically explore different drama games, exercises and techniques and gain new drama teaching skills through workshop participation.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  3. Mask technique and the physical body (level 1)
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    This playful and creative mask course, suitable for students at any level, introduces you to the mask. You will be carefully guided to explore the principals and techniques required to bring a character to life, to create speech with the body and without the voice. Masks will be provided but why not bring along some different style outfits and a variety of hats with you, then you’ll have more to play with on the day.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  4. Combining voice and Pilates
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Montague
    This 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.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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