Events

Events

  • 100 things to do for free

    To say thank you to Londoners for a century of support we have free places on several events throught the year. Join us to celebrate our diverse community of students, staff and partners.

  • Centenary events 2019

    September 2019 marks 100 years since City Lit opened its doors, to celebrate we're hosting a special programme of events in 2018 and 2019. Events by City Lit's subject areas will also be announced soon.

  • Concerts and recitals - Spring 2019

    Enjoy a lunchtime or evening performance; clarinet, piano, singing, flute, opera or violin. All concerts are open to the public, and free unless otherwise indicated.

  • Big Bands concert, Saturday 18 May 2019

    A collection of arrangements by staff & band members, past & present; Simon Henry, Andy Robinson, Mark Bassey, Paul Bartholomew, Terry Loane, Nigel Stanley & David Bishop on Saturday 18 May 2019.

  • Ambassadors lecture series, Sir David Warren - Thurs 23 May

    During the first of our free 'Ambassadors Lecture Series' we'll hear from Sir David Warren who will share how learning the Japanese language helped him not only communicate but become more sensitive to the social culture of the country during his time there for almost 35 years.

  • Late Lines - Wednesday 26 June 2019

    Save the date for our next installment of Late Lines, a night of spoken word featuring City Lit writers and special guests performing a mix of poetry and prose. More info coming soon. Tickets £3, book via Eventbrite.

  • City Lit Perspectives presents Grayson Perry: Divided Britain at the Guildhall's Livery Hall - Wednesday 3 July 2019

    We are thrilled to host Grayson Perry on the subject of Divided Britain in the Guildhall’s Livery Hall on Wednesday 3rd July as part of our City Lit Perspectives series.

  • Visual Arts Shows - June and July 2019

    City Lit Art School showcases work by artists and makers in animation, drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles both on site at City Lit and external exhibition spaces across the capital. 

     

Our centenary 2019

Events at City Lit

 

City Lit is much more than just an educational venue. Our events programme provides a wealth of cultural experience and entertainment. From showcasing the talents and achievements of those who have studied with us, to offering taster workshops for you to come along and try something new. 

Throughout the year we host a programme of visual arts exhibitions, drama productions, musical performances, book launches, creative writing performances, stand-up comedy, festivals, talks, lectures and much more...

Our events are held both here in Covent Garden, and offsite in locations all across the city. Our partnerships with iconic institutes allow us to immerse ourselves in these new areas, from The National Gallery to The British Museum, and a whole host of art galleries. 

 

Venue hire

City Lit also offer flexible venue hire in the heart of London.  We have the newly refurbished John Lyon’s Theatre and over 60 classrooms of differing sizes, all available to hire out on a day/half day basis. With great on-site facilities and versatile spaces on offer, City Lit is an ideal venue choice for not only attending an event but to host your own events too. 

'The weekend went really well, tech was fantastic and the whole event went very smoothly. The space was fantastic, it’s a brilliant little theatre and was just perfect for everything we needed. The location is also great!'
Ian Street, Project Manager from Deafinitely Theatre

For more information please complete the venue hire form  or email johnlyonstheatre@citylit.ac.uk

John Lyon's Theatre brochure