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. Cello advanced workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have been playing for at least four years and are at around grade 5 standard. You will be encouraged to play in all clefs regularly and be comfortable in positions including thumb position. This course is offered every term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. GarageBand: create and edit your own music

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Apple’s GarageBand is one of the easiest ways to make music with a computer. The simple layout, instruments and sounds encourage you to explore and create music.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. A history of piano music

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]

    Break week: 22nd October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Singing 4A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The third year of our classical singing programme: combine technical skills and repertoire to explore your understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Apply your skills to more complex and challenging repertoire.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  5. Piano/keyboards 3A

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Taught in the digital piano classroom.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Piano workshop 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 3 standard, join one of our workshops to develop your technique and musicianship while building up your repertoire of pieces.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Mozart: the early operas

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Mozart’s operas from Bastien und Bastienne (1768) to Idomeneo, re di Creta (1780-1). Discover the stories and the music of these youthful works and learn about Mozart’s early biography. Tutor: Dr Edward Breen [external website]

    Scheduled break week 23 Oct.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Minimalism in music

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the aesthetics and repertoire of minimal and minimalist music. We will look at famous examples from Philip Glass and Steve Reich while exploring earlier influences and contemporary examples. This course has a scheduled break week: 23rd October 2019.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Recorders 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the joy of this delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play melodies both in unison and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Break week: 23rd October 2019.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Classical guitar 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy learning the basics of playing classical style, reading and improvising in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Please bring a nylon strung guitar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Cello 2A

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have completed Cello level 1 or have had at least one year’s tuition (playing at around grade 1 standard), come and explore cello technique and repertoire, including ensemble music. Continues to Cello 2B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Classical guitar 2A

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have studied playing and reading for classical guitar for at least a year, join this class to develop a range of technical skills, improvisation and notation, as you learn repertoire of solo and guitar ensemble music.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Recorders: return to playing

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you already know the fingering for C to G (or F to C), can read music and play in tune and time, this course will develop your technique and musicianship further. Please bring your own instrument(s). Continues next term. Break week: 23rd October 2019.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Afro contemporary: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A dynamic and vibrant class that combines West African dance and music with some contemporary dance influences. The movements, energy and music will leave you energised and rejuvenated.
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    Zero Commitment Pay-As-You-Go classes from £13 per class



    Single session bookings can only be made through our Eventbrite page: Book Now.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Singing workshop

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to workshop style classes for singers of 4 years’ experience or more: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and develop your understanding of critical evaluation of singing.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

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