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. Acting improvers: scene work

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to develop your acting skills as you explore script work. These fun and friendly sessions are designed for those who want to consolidate and build on techniques learned in acting for fun, beginners or improvers classes in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Film making: working behind the camera

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    Watch 'Stereotypes' by student Sharon Howell below or more student films on the blog. This is an example of work created on our longer film making courses that students can progress to studying on with the same tutor.



    This is an example of work created on our longer film making courses that students can progress to studying on with the same tutor.



    A practical introduction to the skills required for making films for the Cinema & TV.

    Create great pictures and sound, and explore the craft and style of professional storytelling.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Voiceovers: improvers

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
    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: £129.00

  4. Directing theatre: beginners

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A beginner's course exploring the practical elements of directing for the theatre.



    Work on text analysis and begin to build your director’s toolkit. Learn to motivate actors and create believable, engaging performances as you explore a range of modern texts.



    You will also act in some scenes. No acting experience is necessary.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Play world pop music

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore music from three continents through this practical course playing your own instrument, singing and playing percussion. You will learn to play tunes and rhythms from popular non-Western traditions.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Actor's voice: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This thorough and fun improvers course will benefit your further vocal development as an actor or professional speaker. Ideal for people interested in improving their vocal skills; you will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Music production with Logic

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logic is the industry standard music production software for Apple Mac computers. Discover audio recording and processing, MIDI composition and recording and effective use of Logic’s own high quality software instruments. Tutor: Max La Villa [external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  9. Screen acting: intensive scene work

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a practical and intensive screen acting course, designed for students to learn how to create characters and be at their best when working within difficult and pressurised circumstances.

    The course is ideal for those who have studied the basics of screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work, also for those who already have but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Ableton Live: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019
    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 10. Tutor: Martin Delaney (Ableton certified trainer) [external website].
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Alexander technique for performers: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
    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. This ‘master class’ format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and performers at all levels.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  12. Classical ballet: introduction

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics, this relaxed and fun class will take you through this highly disciplined, and popular art form which forms the base of all dance styles. Ideal if you are thinking of joining a regular ballet class.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Directing theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and explore your director's voice in greater depth. Work on various modern and classical pieces, and select your own material.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Tap intensive

    Course Date: Sat 6 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This tap intensive is fast paced and challenging designed to extend and polish your dance technique and performance work. Suitable for confident beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  15. Brass workshop

    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to all brass instruments and players grade 5 or above, this workshop will cover brass playing approaches and styles from around the world, with musical arrangements written specifically for participants, and their individual interests/musical personalities. Tutor: Raph Clarkson [external website].
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

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