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. Music production with Logic
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 7 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £129.00
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  2. Introduction to contemporary classical music
    Course Date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover key works of contemporary classical music, considering how they function as artworks and also the political and social context in which they were written.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
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  3. Topics in Ancient Greek music
    Course Date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the history of music before Gregorian chant and discover how historians reconstruct ancient Greek songs and instruments from surviving evidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £66.00
  4. The Acting room: developing potential
    Course Date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This comprehensive acting course is ideal for anyone who may require a little more time, support and adjustment as you engage in the acting process. All levels are welcome. Develop your potential through text, improvisation and scene work.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
  5. Music theory: grade 1
    Course Date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £48.00
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  6. Improve your speaking voice: intensive
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you want to sound more confident and clear when you speak? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises on this intensive 4 session practical Saturday workshop, which will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
  7. The holistic voice
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Your voice should be an extension of your character. This workshop offers accessible and empowering mind-body techniques to deepen your awareness and connection to your voice so that the message you give out is true to your intention.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  8. Introduction to dance workshop 2
    Course Date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Join us to explore basic dance styles and techniques, building and developing coordination, movement patterns, technical skills and your confidence

    Workshop 2 will explore those universal steps which appear in all dance routines regardless of genre. This is the second workshop in the series but you don’t have to take them in any particular order, you can start now.

    This is a great class for those new to dance, or those looking to develop their skills.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  9. Viola workshop
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 14 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Focus on technique and musicianship especially for viola: on playing on the C string, reading alto clef fluently, left-hand work and more. For viola players, and violin players who wish to add an extra string to their bow!
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £36.00
  10. Charleston: taster
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your return to the studio.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  11. Mixing and music production techniques
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 25 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Ideal if you know the basics but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices. Examples will be given in a variety of software on Mac computers, although the course is equally suitable for users of other systems.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £67.00
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  12. Jazz dance: taster
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your return to the studio.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

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