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

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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

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  1. Mime: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 31 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    When we imagine Mime we might think of the cliche trapped in a box, however that’s just the basics. This fun intensive one day workshop, will explore the fundamental techniques and skills required towards using your body as the primary source of expression in performance, which will leave you with a lasting understanding of the key physical principles required for any performer today.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £40.00
  2. Come and sing: West Side Story
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake, Richard Hartley Wilson
    West Side Story - the iconic musical film from the 1950s and the more recent version from 2021 - contains some of the most catchy repertoire from the 20th century catalogue. Come and explore the highlights in several variations (solos, duets and ensemble numbers) at our friendly weekend workshop.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £67.00
  3. Foundation in Drama (Extended Certificate Level 2)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley, Vernon Thompson, Martin Wimpress
    Do you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical one day per week course provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, working towards a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  4. Acting: improvers
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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