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/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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  2. 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
  3. 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
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  4. 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
  5. Acting for radio: beginners
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Explore acting and performing for radio, working on scenes, sound effects, monologues, commercials, voiceovers and all kinds of microphone techniques, in a supportive but professional environment. Tutor: David Gooderson.

    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 Concession £115.00
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  6. Advanced singing workshop
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A dynamic and invigorating online masterclass for experienced singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons)

    where you can hone your performance skills ready for recital and stage.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00
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  7. Acting: beginners
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.

    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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00
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  8. Recorders online: taster
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Rediscover the joy of playing recorders, and learn how a recorder class works online. Not suitable for complete beginners on the instrument, but ideal for those new to online learning.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  9. Exploring classical music: module 3
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Enrich your understanding of music history. This module explores the music of the 19th century to the early 20th century. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Please note this evening course has a mid-term break: 02 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
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  10. Sing music theatre workshop
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This online course explores music theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £164.00
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  11. Clarinet 5
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This online course is for students who have a minimum of four years' experience (playing at around grade 4-5+ standard). Come and work on both technical and solo work, and enjoy some ensemble repertoire. This course runs every term.

    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 £189.00 Concession £115.00
  12. Reading English literature aloud: late 20th century and beyond
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by late 20th century and contemporary novelists Anita Brookner, William Trevor and Elizabeth Strout.

    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 £95.00 Concession £73.00
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  13. Keyboard harmony and technique B
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    A practical workshop in keyboard harmony and technique for classical pianists with a starting standard of grade 5. Taught at the keyboard, this module focuses on chord-progressions and voice leading. You will develop your practical dexterity through selected piano studies by Louise Farrenc and Henri Bertini. 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 Concession £121.00
  14. Sing jazz 1
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocol. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range in these live online classes. Not suitable for beginner singers.

    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
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  15. Contemporary dance: advanced
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Push your physicality, stamina and strength through technical exercises, dynamic travelling and fluid phrases. Be challenged mentally and physically, take risks and work with full body awareness. This class is appropriate for people who have lots of experience in Contemporary dance and are confident with floor work.

    We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus update. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your visit to the studio.

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00

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