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

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 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. Sing with confidence
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    If you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. Classes are fun and cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone. Break week 20th Feb 2023.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  2. Accents: North American standard and regional
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a North American (or Broadcast Standard) accent as well as a couple of other regional American accents This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Use your voice assertively
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ian Taylor
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant. This course will be delivered online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. Choral singing for pleasure
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this choral class will give you something to look forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This course is very popular, so booking early is essential. Break week: 20th February 2023.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  5. Choir at lunchtime
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Hartley Wilson
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing a range of music, in interesting choral arrangements. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime! Break week 20th Feb 2023.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  6. Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cerys Hogg
    Practise ear training, study jazz harmony, and learn challenging repertoire in term 2 of this lively course. For able players with established jazz education at foundation level. New students may apply to be assessed for entry by contacting music@citylit.ac.uk.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £251.00
  7. Exploring classical music: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Karen Betley
    Do you want to know more about classical music? Explore selected topics and key works in Medieval to (early) Baroque music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. This course has a break week on 23 Feb 2023.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Piano workshop 3
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join this friendly workshop to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. Piano workshop 8
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chryssa Kasma
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week: 21 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  10. Early music ensemble
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Wendland
    An ensemble for musicians interested in learning the skills of playing consort music in different instrumental combinations ("broken consort"). It will be a journey exploring the variety of sound combinations in 17th century repertoire. Break week: 22 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  11. Classical singing workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trevor Alexander
    A lively workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  12. Piano: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Petros Moschos
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 22 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. Piano workshop 5
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. Piano repertoire
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelagh Sutherland
    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. Break week: 22 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  15. Recorders: intermediate
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Wendland
    A course for recorder players to develop technique further, explore repertoire, and learn how to play both solo and in ensemble. Suitable for those with at least one year's playing experience, and confident in music-reading. Break week: 22 Feb 2023.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

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