Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London

From acting classes to a full range of music courses, comedy to dance, enjoy a performing arts course at City Lit in the evenings, daytimes or at weekends. We offer a range of fantastic dance classes from contemporary dance, tap dance to belly dancing classes plus voice, speech and communication courses to improve your vocal delivery and communication. We're in the centre of London with excellent facilities and expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. What will you choose?

Got a question? For music courses call 020 7492 2630 and for drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Singing 5A

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The fourth year of our classical singing programme: continue to develop your technical and performance skills with more challenging repertoire to explore your understanding of your strengths as a singer.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Clara Schumann and her circle

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2019 we celebrate the 200th birthday of virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann, née Wieck. This course explores not only her own musical career, but her relationships with other musicians and cultural figures (professional and non-professional) of the time. This course has a scheduled break week: 24th October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Piano/keyboards 1C (early bird)

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the third term in our beginners piano programme. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards 1B’ or have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  5. Clarinet 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing clarinet in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners. Continues to Clarinet 1B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Sing rock, pop and soul 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed a level 1 course in contemporary singing, or who have equivalent experience and musical ability. Develop your vocal technique, mic technique, group and solo performance, and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00

  7. Chamber music: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a wide variety of repertoire. For players at grade 6 or above with good sight-reading skills, who like to perform. Please click the Start Assessment button to apply to join the course. Tutors: Gisela Meyer and Elisabeth Hobbs [external websites]

    NB there is no mid-term break in this course.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  8. Singing 1A

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. Each term will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00

  9. Singing 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The second year of our classical singing programme: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Singing 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 1E

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Improvisation: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your confidence,

    meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00

  12. Piano workshop 7

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 7 standard, join one of these lively workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, tone production, pedalling and performance skills. Repertoire for this term is Haydn: selected sonatas (the tutor will provide a list).
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Piano workshop 4

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with a focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Piano workshop 5

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide range of piano repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Piano/keyboards 1B

    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 14 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00

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