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, dance and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as piano and singing.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist tutor in advance to help you choose the right level should you require help and advice.

Would you like some help or advice?

For music courses call 020 7492 2630 or email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses call 020 7492 2542 or email drama@citylit.ac.uk.

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  1. World music: Ghanaian Highlife

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The West African tradition of Highlife mixes Ghanaian percussion rhythms with calypso, and is played on guitars and horns. Join these sessions to play classic tunes by Highlife artists such as Osibisa and E.T.Mensah. Open to percussionists, instrumentalists and singers - anyone who can hold a rhythm! Tutor: Sarha Moore.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  2. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment, playing with a range of texts from Ibsen to Oscar Wilde. Gain the confidence to tackle different styles of language and performance.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Album history 3: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the history of Pink Floyd’s hugely successful and influential eighth album. Chart the commercialisation of progressive rock in this album and discuss the reception history and enduring appeal of this work. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  5. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Apple’s GarageBand must be the easiest way to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music. It even helps you practise your instrumental playing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Flamenco: power and performance

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This interactive online course will focus on archetypal flamenco dance steps and moves that accompany ‘Seguirillas’ music. With emphasis on dancing style, performance presence and panache. Suitable for men and women of all ages, from beginners to improvers.

    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

  7. How to present and interact on Zoom

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you use Zoom for business meetings or communications? How do you come across? Would you like to improve your image, sound, background, performance, voice? This is a non-technical course for people who want to look and sound their best on Zoom, with advice, tips and tricks to enhance your video calls simply, whether you’re at home or in the office.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Sibelius: music notation software

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Ideal for musicians and music teachers. Come and learn how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. Good knowledge of conventional music notation and confident basic computer skills are required.

    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

  9. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    A fun but intensive "long weekend" workshop (Friday 18:00-21:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00-17:00) in which a voice specialist and body language expert will instil techniques and life skills which will further develop your effectiveness as a communicator.

    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: £169.00

  10. Mixing and music production: advanced

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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 PC users, and hardware users of other hardware.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. TV presenting for beginners (intensive)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Opera appreciation: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is opera? And how do you approach it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website].

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. English pronunciation: stage 1 (intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your pronunciation of standard English on this intensive course which includes detailed study of vowel and consonant sounds. This course is for speakers of other languages who are fluent in English. Some homework required.

    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: £156.00

  14. Ableton Live: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Take your Ableton Live skills to the next level with this short course that will unlock powerful creative tools in Ableton Live 10.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Sibelius notation software: tips and tricks

    Course Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you already know the basics of Sibelius, learn tips, tricks and shortcuts to navigate Sibelius with greater ease, and to take your score creation skills to the next level.

    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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