Performing arts

Performing Arts Courses & Classes in London and Online

City Lit offers performing arts courses in the heart of Covent Garden in Central London during the evening, daytime and at weekends. Explore our range of subjects including acting(including accredited acting courses)danceradio and screen, and voice, speech and communication as well as a full range of music courses, such as pianosingingstrings and wind instruments to jazz and popmusic technologymusic theory and history

Most of our courses are currently delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning . For face-to-face classes at the college, see our information about staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

Our courses are labelled clearly for beginners or those with previous experience and you can speak to a specialist advisor to help you choose the right level. If you would you like some help or advice:

For music courses email music@citylit.ac.uk. You can also view our music auditions and advice page.

For drama, dance and speech courses email drama@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. Piano workshop 3
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of our online workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
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  2. Piano workshop 8
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Break week 1st June 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £146.00
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  3. British folk music: a rough guide
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore the recent history of British folk music and discuss some of the key performing artists on this overview course. This course has a scheduled break week: 8 June 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £127.00
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  4. Silver Swans ballet class
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Online and interactive our Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  5. Violin and viola 2C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    An online 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. break week: 1 June 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
  6. Method acting
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Gain the ability to immerse yourself in simple acting exercises that will enable you to live truthfully and unselfconsciously while performing. Learn how to use your own life experience to draw on for your acting work.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £81.00
  7. Dance 60+
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Online and interactive this weekly dance and movement class improves mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Radio presenting: improvers
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Extend and develop your skills for a range of radio broadcasts, presenting and putting a live news, current affairs, features and music programme to air, creating the content yourselves. You'll need to have taken the beginners’ course or have previous industry experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00
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  9. Comedy: creating and performing narrative comedy
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn how to write comedy scripts and uncover the craft behind narrative comedy such as Frasier, Fleabag, and This Country and the classic sitcom. Under the guidance of a multi-award winning comedy Director and Producer, you will create new ideas, and formats for your projects. Explore classics and new forms of narrative comedy - by identifying key techniques behind their success – on television and online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00
  10. Piano/keyboards 1D
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This is the second year of our beginners piano programme and repertoire will be of a pre-grade 1 standard. Improve your eye/hand coordination, your reading and finger technique. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  11. Piano/keyboards 2C
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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. This is an online course, please see below for details.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00
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  12. Sing jazz: advanced
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    For vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. In live online classes you will develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, but you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £121.00
  13. Singing 1B
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building, live, online course. Each term will introduce you to healthy voice-use and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break weeks: 4th May and 1st June 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £134.00
  14. Classical guitar 3C
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    For experienced classical guitar players. Practise scales and arpeggios at grade 7 and 8, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music. Live classes online. tutor : Tony Rowden.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
  15. Classical ballet: beginners
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Suitable for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable adult ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. A greater awareness of the body will be encouraged and the beauty of ballet discovered. The classes will also help to improve other dance styles you might be practising.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100

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