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. Violin and viola advanced workshop

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For violin or viola players with at least four years’ experience. Come and enjoy working as a group with the tutor whilst learning classical repertoire, supported by technical studies.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Music theory: grade 6

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise and write diatonic melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, melodic decoration, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications). This course has a scheduled break week on 8th October 2019.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  3. Sing jazz 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed a level 2 course in jazz singing, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00

  4. Classical guitar 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of the intermediate course, and other experienced classical guitar players. This class will work on scales and arpeggios at grade 6, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. tutor : Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Sing jazz: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a vocalist with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles? 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.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00

  6. Chamber music 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to play in small, mixed instrumental ensembles with one player per part. You will need to be at least grade 3 standard and a confident music reader. Please click on the pink 'start your interview' button to apply.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Dance 60+ performance

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our aim is to inspire older men and women within the community to get creative through dance and movement, and to inspire others through performance. An ideal opportunity to flex both mind and body in this uplifting creative experience where you will get the chance to explore and discover your creative potential through dance and performance.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Piano/keyboards 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Piano/keyboards 1D

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Taught in the digital piano classroom with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Violin and viola 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing violin or viola in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners. Continues to Violin and viola 1B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 2A

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This third year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 1 standard. Improve your technique, fluency of reading and playing, and exploring more complex rhythm patterns. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. The essential history of jazz in 20 cuts

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Through a selection of 20 iconic albums, we will study the key figures, the innovators and the star soloists of 20th century jazz, as well as some important artists you might be less familiar with. This course has a scheduled break week: 22nd October.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Teaching drama

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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 skils.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Comedy: sketch writing and performing for TV

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write and perform comedy for stage and television. Find new inspiration to get your ideas flowing under the guidance of a multi-award-winning director and producer. Tutor: Alan Nixon.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00

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