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. 

Performing arts highlights

Acting and theatre

Acting and theatre

Dance

Dance

Music

Music

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  1. Singing for actors (intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you often asked to sing as part of your acting work? Would you like to feel more confident when this happens? Boost your journey as a singer this spring with this short, enjoyable course. Take steps to develop a healthy singing technique and improve your musical confidence.

    Tutor: Heather Longman

    Accompanist: Dale Wills.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Sing pop and jazz

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet the challenge of singing in contemporary styles. Enjoy 3 nights of jazz and pop repertoire, learning songs with a teacher and accompanist.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Musicianship for keyboard players: introduction

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your understanding of theory and musicianship in relation to the piano. This course is for pianists who have been learning for around two years.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Devised theatre

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore devising theatre skills beyond the basic, grow in creativity and active experimentation, and create a unique piece of theatre.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Composition techniques: intensive workshop

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write or arrange a piece for orchestral string instrument(s) in an intensive workshop. Good music theory knowledge (grade 5 or higher) needed. Tutor: Trish Shaw.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. Saxophone ensemble

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Three evenings of rehearsing sax arrangements in 4 and 5 parts. Exercise your reading, listening and playing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Orchestra workshop

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments with good music reading skills. Please contact the Music department for availability of places for your instrument.

    Tutors: Anthony Bailey (conductor) & Robert Puzey (leader).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £40.00

  8. Sonic arts: creativity with sound

    Course Date: Tue 9 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sonic arts is the expression of creativity through sound. Enjoy a series of creative exercises, with study and discussion of contemporary and historical context and practice, and create your own sound art. Tutor: Dr Charles Matthews.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Choral project: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (1736) is one of the most celebrated settings of this Easter sequence. Come and explore this highly expressive and devotional work at our friendly and popular ‘Choral project’ workshop. Please note this work is written for soprano and alto voices only (male altos welcome).
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Jazz drumming

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine playing in swing and Latin grooves with a brief tour of the work of famous jazz drummers. For experienced drummers who are new to jazz. Tutor: Mark Huggett.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. Sing folk

    Course Date: Wed 10 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore folk styles and repertoire, traditional and contemporary. This is a day of singing. Learn a range of vocal techniques to support your singing.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. String Easter school

    String Easter school

    Course Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun two-day workshop will teach technique, repertoire and ensemble skills for all orchestral strings. Develop your confidence and make new string friends. For players at Grade 3 or above. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  14. Teaching drama

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Train to teach drama to learners of all ages. Explore various types of drama workshops and teaching methodologies, and gain new drama teaching skills including current trends.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Magic workshop

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

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