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. 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

  2. Piano/keyboards 3B (intensive)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you had regular piano tuition for around three years? Improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence. Progress quickly in this more intensive two hour class. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Speaking Shakespeare: King Lear and Cymbeline

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will work with Shakespearean text for sense, rhythm and emotional truth. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from King Lear and Cymbeline. The course may include a visit to Lincoln's Inn Library.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Cello 1A

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. Suitable for complete beginners. Continues to Cello 1B next term.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Dance for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever dreamed of dancing, or just wanting a fun and exciting way to get active and meet new people, these workshops are the perfect place to take that first step! We have the right teachers that are patient, knowledgeable and understand how daunting it can be to try dance for the first time.

    This is a fun class in a great atmosphere here at Citylit. You will leave wishing you had tried this earlier. Working on basic dance steps, timing, posture, direction and rhythm. Learning choreography and different dance styles to great music, at a slow and even pace.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Advanced singing workshop

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A dynamic and invigorating masterclass for experienced singers (at least five years' one-to-one lessons) where you can hone your performance skills ready for recital and stage.

    The repertoire for this term is Spanish song and own choice.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  7. Play-reading

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Reading English literature aloud: 19th century

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, while using your voice to provide narrative and create character.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. City Lit a cappella

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This established ensemble sings original arrangements of jazz and popular songs, and performs frequently. Develop your ear, timing, intonation, memory, performance skills and team work. New members with strong voices, good music reading and aural skills are welcome. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  10. Piano/keyboards 1A

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 11 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: £191.00

  11. Piano workshop 8

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. Repertoire for this term is Schubert - selections from Moments musicaux, Impromptus, Sonatas, Dances. Break week: 23rd October 2019.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Sing music theatre workshop

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore music theatre singing and 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.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  13. Sing soul and blues

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy this exploration of classic soul tunes and blues vocal style and repertoire. Includes the challenge of writing and singing your own blues.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  14. Character voice for animation, stage and screen: level 1

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Character voices aren’t just for cartoons. Learn the tools and techniques you need to create new and unique character voices or to accurately imitate a historical or contemporary voice for animation, stage and screen.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00

  15. Screen acting: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, you'll explore the basic technical skills required for working on camera. This is a lengthier course than the daytime courses, and will provide you with a keener awareness and understanding of performing to camera.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00

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