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. Screen acting: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Billington
    Build your confidence and strengthen your camera technique in this improvers class. Work towards creating more truthful performances on camera. You must have completed 'Screen acting: beginners' or an equivalent course elsewhere.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £163.00
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  2. Advanced character voice for animation, stage and screen
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yvonne Morley-Chisholm
    This will enable participants who have completed Character Voice for Animation, or who have professional experience, to become practised and experienced in creating character voices from scratch for live and recorded performance. It will enable the skills to be honed and embedded and for the individual to go onto make a character voice reel should they so choose in the future. Open to those who have completed a beginners' course or have previous industry experience. This course will be 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 £183.00
  3. Screen acting: auditioning and self-taping for TV and film
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Grant
    Expert advice and guidance on how to prepare for auditions. This practical course covers techniques and tips on how to prepare for auditions with the opportunity to practice in putting those into action.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00
  4. Actor summer school: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft, Juliet Prague
    Through physical, experiential work the course will cover: spontaneity, presence, solo, ensemble and pair work,



    approaching text and utilising voice and body.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
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  5. Actor summer school: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft, Juliet Prague
    A five day intensive course designed to enhance your skills and develop your confidence in acting. Explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven scripts and scenes. Ideal for those who have completed a beginner’s level course.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
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  6. Keyboard harmony and performance workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ricardo Gosalbo
    A practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists at any level with a music theory standard of grade 5+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00

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