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. Cabaret workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your cabaret performance skills in this lively, engaging workshop. Improve your transitions between speech and song and to create a meaningful cabaret sequence. If you are new to this class you need to be assessed in an advice session. Please click the pink 'start your interview' button on the right, or contact the music department to arrange an appointment. Accompanist: Sarah Kershaw.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Keyboard harmony and technique A

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5. This module focuses on keys, chords and cadences. You will also develop finger-dexterity through study of exercises by Diabelli.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Prepare for opera

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore classical operatic repertoire in this dynamic workshop with an experienced tutor and a professional accompanist. Learn which styles suit your particular voice-type. You must have at least four years' classical vocal tuition and be able to learn new repertoire quickly.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  4. Sing with confidence

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are nervous of singing in public, scared to open your mouth or just want to know how your voice works, this course is for you. Classes are fun and cover a wide range of musical styles, so there is something for everyone.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £80.00

  5. Keyboard harmony and improvisation for pianists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your analytical, melodic and harmonic understanding with the help of improvisation, covering a wide variety of styles. You'll become a more confident player as a result. It is possible to join a later module if you have appropriate skills. For players at Grade 5 and above.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Piano/keyboards 1F

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the final term of our beginners piano programme. For pianists who can play tunes and chords in simple keys, play legato and staccato and read music. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Sing jazz 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For singers who have completed Sing jazz 1, or who have equivalent experience and ability in the jazz idiom. Develop your jazz conception, solo performance and expand your repertoire. Continues to Sing jazz 2 next term.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  8. Screen acting: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work towards greater levels of professional practice in this advanced class. Develop your on-screen performance and enhance your techniques for acting in front of the camera.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00

  9. Piano/keyboards 2C

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move beyond grade 1 piano repertoire and develop your technique and fluency. The repertoire in this module will encompass more complex rhythm patterns and scales from the grade 2 syllabus. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 4B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For pianists with around three years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music

    reading, and your confidence! Taught in the digital keyboard classroom with work on acoustic pianos.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Piano/keyboards 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is the beginning of our piano programme: suitable for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. You will be taught in our digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Violin and viola 3B

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have been learning violin/viola for two to three years (playing at grade 2-3 standard), take the next step to learn vibrato, positions above 1st, and improved bow control. This course continues with Violin and viola 3C next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Choir at lunchtime

    Choir at lunchtime

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and spend your lunchtime singing. It's good for the mind, body and spirit. Sing music from across all genres, have fun and leave with a spring in your step. There's no better pick-me-up at lunchtime!
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £83.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Actor's voice: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Actor's voice: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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. You will consolidate work on breath support and explore pitch and resonance.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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