Performing arts

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. Improvisation workshop (intensive)

    Course Date: Wed 12 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of improvisation through this 'all level' workshop. Learn how to deliver and engage in the moment, and produce completely original scenes (both dramatic and comic) in this series of workshops.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Magic workshop

    Course Date: Sat 15 Dec 2018 (and 2 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

  3. Alexander technique for performers: body, mind and movement (improvers)

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on body, mind and movement. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Introduction to musical analysis: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the major building blocks of music. Learn about melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form and performance directions, and how to recognise these facets within further areas of study. Tutor: Pauline Greene

    This course has a scheduled break week: 18th February.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Musicianship 3: aural training 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 18 Feb. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  6. Voiceovers: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your microphone skills and knowledge of this sector. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. Tutor: David Thorpe.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    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. Become a more confident player as a result. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the final module of our second year piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Violin and viola 3: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. This course continues with module 3 next term. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Clarinet 1: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning the basics of playing clarinet in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for those who have been learning for at least a term. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Stand-up comedy: develop your material

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your stand-up comedy skills further in this comprehensive and supportive workshop where you can create new material and enhance your impact as you develop new techniques and writing insights.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Sing blues

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this exploration of blues vocal style and repertoire. Includes the challenge of writing and singing your

    own blues.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this improvers class you will explore character building in greater depth. Develop emotional expressivity, a character’s inner life, and scene analysis tools. You will work alongside the Actors Training Company (DCR201).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Piano/keyboards 3: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you play grade 2 standard pieces? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills as a bassist, your understanding of rhythm, melodic roles, and playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. In this extension course we will focus on groove playing in R&B, reggae and Latin styles. It is essential you can read for bass. Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided).
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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