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. Jazz clarinet: introduction

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationships, how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Drama therapy: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of drama therapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  3. Acting advanced: the whole play

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from a modern play in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  4. Samba: general level

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Samba skills to the next level. At this level there will be more in depth work on the technique at faster speed, styling and more challenging choregraphies. We will be dancing to traditional and remixed samba music to add variety and create lots of positive energy in the classThis is a general level course suitable for beginners and those that have prior experience.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV and radio

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create, develop, and write comedy sketches through analysing clips, writing exercises, and some practical TV & Radio production skills. Create your own sketches, monologues, and one-liners. Learn about pitching and submitting your work. Ideal for those who have completed Comedy sketches: writing and performing for TV.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Radio presenting: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a good radio presenter? From getting the script off the page and ad-libbing to music presenting and news reading, develop an on air identity, working as live ‘on mic’ each week.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00

  8. GarageBand: make and record your own music

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy taking your improvisation skills to an advanced level. Ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  11. Screen acting: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, you'll explore the basic technical skills required for working on camera.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00

  12. Acting for radio: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore microphone techniques and demands across different areas of audio work. For those who have completed a beginners’ course or have previous relevant industry experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  13. Character voice for animation, stage and screen: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focus specifically on the world of animation: character choices, script work, audition, performance and how to make an effective character reel. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. Tutor: Dian Perry.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. The art of negotiating

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Negotiation is essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. Clear speech. Photo: Mikhail Gorbunov

    Clear Speech

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable for anyone for whom English is the first language.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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