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. Violin and viola 2C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    An online course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. break week: 1 June 2021.

    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 £103.00
  2. Radio presenting: improvers
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Extend and develop your skills for a range of radio broadcasts, presenting and putting a live news, current affairs, features and music programme to air, creating the content yourselves. You'll need to have taken the beginners’ course or have previous industry experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00
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  3. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop your rhythm writing and playing. Live classes 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 £135.00 Concession £103.00
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    80% of 100
  4. Cello workshop
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you have at least two years' playing experience on the cello (playing at grade 3 standard), come and develop your technique and musical skills through playing ensemble and solo repertoire. This course is offered every term.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  5. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. In live online classes you will develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  6. Classical guitar 3C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For experienced classical guitar players. Practise scales and arpeggios at grade 7 and 8, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. Live classes online. tutor : Tony Rowden.

    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 £103.00
  7. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Suitable for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable adult ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. A greater awareness of the body will be encouraged and the beauty of ballet discovered. The classes will also help to improve other dance styles you might be practising.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
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    98% of 100
  8. Piano/keyboards 1D
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  9. Piano/keyboards 2C
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Move beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00
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  10. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  11. Sing with confidence
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Acting for radio: beginners
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore acting and performing for radio, working on scenes, sound effects, monologues, commercials, voiceovers and all kinds of microphone techniques, in a supportive but professional environment. Tutor: David Gooderson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  13. Recorders online: taster
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Rediscover the joy of playing recorders, and learn how a recorder class works online. Not suitable for complete beginners on the instrument, but ideal for those new to online learning.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  14. Advanced singing workshop
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A dynamic and invigorating online masterclass for experienced singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons)

    where you can hone your performance skills ready for recital and stage.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  15. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century and contemporary novelists Anita Brookner, William Trevor and Elizabeth Strout.

    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 £95.00 Concession £73.00
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