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 email@example.com. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.
For drama, dance and speech courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
- TV presenting for beginnersCourse start date: Tue 2 May 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Kathryn WolfeHave you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but feel unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read from a prompt, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time in this online interactive course.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00
- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Wed 31 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing using a free or cheap digital audio program that can run on either Mac or PC. Turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
- Presenting to camera for Vlog and YouTubeCourse start date: Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Kathryn WolfeDo you want to vlog or present on YouTube but don't know where to start? This course will cover what kit to use, and how to present to your viewers, whether streaming from home or on location. It’s a mix of presenting skills and technical advice for non-technical people, focussing on presenting and setting up your domestic recordings.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £111.00
- Comedy improvisationCourse start date: Wed 5 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mark PhoenixHave fun acting, with theatre games and character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people while you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing improvised comedy scenes.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
- Learn to read musicCourse start date: Mon 10 Jul 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Cerys HoggBegin to read music, for instrumental playing and singing. Learn how to understand the notation of pitch, metre and rhythm. For absolute beginners, enjoy these practical sessions online.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £48.00
- Debating: intensiveCourse start date: Wed 12 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gavin IllsleyDebating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. In this shorter, intensive version of our highly popular course, we will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- Drumming: introductionCourse start date: Thu 13 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Mark HuggettFor beginners to learn the practical skills required to play drum kit in contemporary music, including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £48.00
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