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. 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

  2. Violin and viola 2: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for those who have been playing the violin or viola for a year or more and completed Level 2: module 1 (or equivalent standard). You will already be confident playing from basic music notation. Continues to module 3 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Jazz singing 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed 'Jazz singing 1', or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to 'Jazz singing 3' next term.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are nervous of singing in public, feel scared to open your mouth or just want to know a bit more about how your voice works, then this is the course for you. Classes are fun and informative, and cover a wide range of musical styles.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £104.00
    Concession: £75.00

  5. Choral singing for pleasure

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this fun choral class will give you something to look forward to on Mondays. We sing many genres, from musical theatre to pop and more traditional. Very popular, so book early!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £100.00

  6. Music theory: grade 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Voiceovers: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations, from radio commercials to talking books and beyond.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  8. Screen acting: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique in this improvers class. Work towards creating more truthful performances on camera - this is a lengthier course than the daytime courses, and will provide you with a keener awareness and understanding of performing to camera.. You must have completed 'Screen acting: beginners' or an equivalent course elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  9. Advanced singers' workshop (song): module 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced classical singers (at least 5 years' one-to-one lessons) with good vocal technique to explore the rich repertoire of song, and develop expressive and communicative skills. This is module 2 of a full-year course.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Piano/keyboards foundation: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the final module of our foundation year of piano classes. If you have completed ‘Piano/keyboards foundation: module 2’ or and have existing keyboard and music reading skills, this course will further develop your technique and musicianship. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  11. Jazz dance: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jazz dance is one of the most popular dance styles and is seen in musicals, TV and Hollywood movies. This class is suitable if you are new to jazz dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Stand-up comedy: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. For anyone who has ever made their friends laugh.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Classical ballet: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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