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. Piano taster

    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes. Find out whether piano is for you!
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Learn to read music: taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Begin to read music, for instrumental playing and singing. Learn to name and recognise notes. An introduction for absolute beginners.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  3. Clowning

    Course Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Awaken the Clown that is in you through this exciting and playful two-day course!
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Mixing and mastering masterclass

    Course Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Perfect your mixes in this intensive workshop! The course covers EQ, reverb, dynamics and spatial placement with examples in Logic, but techniques apply to all software and hardware users. Ideal complement to our other courses in music production.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00

  5. Magic workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Flute and clarinet choir

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to intermediate/advanced flutes and clarinets to play a range of baroque, pop, jazz and world music in a group. Great for sight-reading and ensemble skills! Alto flute, piccolo, Eb and bass clarinets welcome.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Foundation in Drama (Extended Certificate Level 2)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to be an actor? This intensive and practical 1 day per week course, which you can build around other commitments, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, working towards a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London. Entry is by audition. For more information contact Drama on (020) 7492 2542 or email the Drama Department

    Course dates: Induction 11 Jan

    Term 1 18 Jan - 4 Apr Term 2/3 25 Apr - 1 Aug Exit tutorials 8 Aug.
    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00
    Concession: £982.00

  8. Alexander technique for performers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Alexander Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. The course includes one-to-one, hands-on work in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers, of any level.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £80.00

  10. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00

  12. Introduction to musicals

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Showboat to Hamilton, this course surveys some key examples from the history of the modern musical and examines the way different styles of music, dance and words work on stage.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  14. Samba: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, therapeutic and energetic dance requiring no partner. Learn steps through choreographies and dance exercises. Increase your sense of rhythm while getting an aerobic, calorie burning workout.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

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