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. Classical guitar taster

    Classical guitar taster

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this introduction to playing classical guitar. Please bring a nylon-strung guitar. Tutor: Tony Rowden.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  2. Recorder taster

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover or rediscover the joy of this simple but delightful instrument. Learn the basics of fingering and articulation to play new and old tunes, and in ensemble. Please bring your own descant and/or treble. Tutor: Isobel Clarke.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  3. Contemporary dance intensive

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a three-evening intensive in contemporary dance fusion. Learn how to express your physicality in a dynamic fashion and gain basic knowledge of the main principles of contemporary dance, with influences from other techniques. General level - suitable for both beginners and improvers.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Score reading: the classical period

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to identify the broad stylistic features of piano and other instrumental scores from the late 18th century. For musicians at Grade 5 theory (or equivalent) standard or higher: this course includes discussion of diatonic harmony, including chord progression.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Singing: performance techniques

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A lively workshop for singers who wish to explore new classical and light-classical repertoire. Learn to employ your vocal technique in a flexible and artistic way. Tutor: Trevor Alexander [external website].
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Solo singing

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore new composers and repertoire. You will be given a list of pieces to choose 3 songs to learn for the course. This course is for students who can learn songs quickly and accurately.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Burlesque

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Burlesque is an empowering and expressive performance art. Learn the basics of burlesque movement and dance, in this glamorous and fun class exploring the posture, deportment, style and elegance of showgirl movement.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Sing music theatre workshop

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A workshop suitable for singers new to this style and actors wanting to improve their singing technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Saxophone ensemble

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Three evenings of rehearsing sax arrangements in 4 and 5 parts. Exercise your reading, listening and playing.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Singing: improve your pitching

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore your voice in this understanding an encouraging workshop where we will explore how we learn to pitch notes accurately and sing with better intonation. It is a great chance to improve the way you use your voice, and to increase your confidence in your musicianship.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Improve your speaking voice

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. Not for speakers of other languages.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Flute taster

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to playing flute: embouchure, fingering, breathing and articulation. Learn to play basic tunes by the end of the session. Please bring your own instrument.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  13. Technical singing class

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh your singing with a short technical course. Put together an impactful warm up routine, improve your understanding of technique and plan an effective practice session. Suitable for intermediate level singers in classical / light classical style. Tutor:Ruth Beckmann.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Improvisation for classical piano teachers

    Improvisation for classical piano teachers

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to include improvisation in your piano teaching, for its own sake and as a tool for learning theory, coordination and ear training. For piano teachers with little or no experience of improvising.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Jazz flute

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationship, how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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