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. Chamber music: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the pleasure of playing in small, mixed instrumental ensembles, one per part, in a wide variety of repertoire. For players at grade 6 or above with good sight-reading skills, who like to perform. Please contact the Music department to enrol. Tutor: Gisela Meyer [external website]

    Mid-term break: 25 October.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  2. Piano workshop 4

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  3. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  4. Charleston: beginners

    Charleston: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun course that will get you dancing the fast and energetic charleston. Build a solid foundation of basic skills while you enjoy dancing to original jazz music from the 20s and 30s.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Tango Argentino: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is about learning Tango Argentino's fundamentals to enable you to enter a salon for social dancing. Each term will both introduce and revisit the essential technique of walking in partnership, functional alignment in motion, different musical rhythms and the salon etiquette in a general level class. Good general fitness and coordination is required.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Piano workshop 6/7

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 6,and 6+ standard, join this workshop to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, textural awareness, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Exploring tone deafness

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore your voice in an understanding an encouraging environment. Many people believe that they are tone

    Deaf but just need some confidence and guidance in using the voice. If this sounds like you, this course will give you the confidence to open out your voice and take the first important steps in learning to sing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Flute 1: module 1

    Flute 1: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beginners can enjoy learning to play the flute in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. Develop embouchure, instrumental sound, listening skills and music reading. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Flute advanced: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Flautists who have at least five years training are welcome to join our new advanced class. Learn a range of repertoire including core classical pieces. Develop your technique through traditional and contemporary schools of flute playing,and enjoy exploring the art of improvising.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Flute 4: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For graduates of 'Flute 3' or newcomers with equivalent experience and ability (grade 4). Learn solo and ensemble repertoire in a variety of musical styles. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Piano workshop 5

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 5 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  12. Bollywood: general level

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A vibrant, elegant and high energy class combining fitness, technique and choreography. This class provides you with a solid foundation and knowledge of Bollywood dance. This is a general level class suitable for beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Violin and viola 2: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for those who have been playing violin/viola for about a year, know the D major scale finger pattern and basic music notation. Learn classical and jazzy music in a friendly class. Continues to module 2 next term.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Develop your singing technique: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year two of our classical singing programme: continue your focus on technique and explore suitable repertoire to support your vocal development. You must have completed 'Basic technique for singing' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Intermediate singers' workshop (upper): module 1

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Year four of our classical singing programme: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

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