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 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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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.

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  1. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  2. Singing 1
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break week 28th October 2024.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  3. Music theory: grade 4
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Selena Kay
    Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the



    concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments. Break weeks 7th and 28th October 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  4. Classical ballet: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giovanna Lamboglia
    We will focus on developing ballet technique using barre, centre work and allegro exercises. Suitable for those who have completed at least one year of our beginner's ballet classes or equivalent and have a good grasp of the basic techniques and terminology.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £146.00
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  5. Tap dance: improvers
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    Practice and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  6. Stanislavski: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Deirdre Strath Clyde
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
  7. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  8. Mozart: the early operas
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Explore Mozart’s operas from Bastien und Bastienne (1768) to Idomeneo, re di Creta (1780-81). Discover the stories and the music of these youthful works and learn about Mozart’s early biography. Break week: 28 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  9. Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
  10. Composition techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Learn techniques for composing your own music for instruments and/or voices. Suitable for students with knowledge of music theory grade/level 6 standard.



    *. break week: 29th October 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
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  12. Singing 2
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Penelope Homer
    Continue your singing journey and explore your voice in the second year of our training programme. These classes will further develop your singing voice and musicianship skills through a selection of technical exercises and songs from a variety of genres to suit all musical tastes.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
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