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. Beatles album masterclass 1: Revolver (1966)

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of what made The Beatles’ Revolver such a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  2. Ableton Live: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 7 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Ableton Live skills to the next level with this short, intense course that will unlock powerful creative tools in Ableton Live 9 and 10. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Beatles album masterclass 2: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of what made The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper such a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  4. String summer school

    Course Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Beatles album masterclass 3: The White Album (1968)

    Course Date: Fri 10 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy an in-depth study of The Beatles’ White Album a revolutionary album within pop music. Tutor: Dr Toby Manning [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  6. Audio production and mixing workshop

    Course Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An all-day workshop going through the stages involved in achieving a professional sounding mix. Ideal for those with some mixing experience who would like to identify existing weaknesses, improve their skills and learn new techniques. Tutor: Max La Villa.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Alexander technique: masterclass

    Course Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to integrate freedom of voice and movement in performance. Learn skills to gain presence, find your centre and deal with performance nerves.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Violin and viola taster

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to hold the violin/viola and bow and how the instrument works. By the end of the session you'll be able to play some simple tunes. Please bring your own instrument. Tutor: Robert Puzey.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Piano taster

    Course Date: Tue 14 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun introduction to the piano: learn the names of the notes and where they are, and how to play some simple tunes from music notation. Find out whether piano is for you!
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  10. Recorder taster

    Course Date: Wed 15 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover or rediscover the joy of this simple but delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  11. Cello taster

    Course Date: Wed 15 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to hold the cello and bow, and how the instrument works. By the end of the session you'll be able to play some simple tunes. Please bring your own cello as we cannot provide one. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00

  12. Lieder: a beginner's guide

    Course Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The songs of Schubert, Schuman, Brahms and Wolf are so often held up as pinnacles of Romantic music. But for non-German speakers, it can be difficult to find a way into the German Lied. If you find yourself baffled when confronted with this repertoire, this is the course for you! Come and discover the humble origins of Lieder, as we go behind the scenes with poets and composers as they write for voice and piano. Tutor: Dr Katy Hamilton [external website].
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Clarinet taster

    Course Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of clarinet playing and discover what is involved in learning the instrument: embouchure, breathing, articulation and fingering. Please bring your own Bb clarinet. Tutor: Ross Thomas.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. BBC radiophonic workshop techniques

    Course Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and exploit techniques typical of a late 1950s electroacoustic music studio such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oscillators, filters, modulators, tape recorders and mixers will be studied via 'BERNA' emulation software.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Recorder consorts and ensemble: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are already experienced in recorder ensemble playing, join this small, friendly group to look at developing consort playing skills in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary styles. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

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