Events

Events

  • Late Lines - Wednesday 21 November 2018

    Join us at the Star of Kings Pub, 7pm-9pm, for Late Lines, our regular night of spoken word featuring City Lit writers and special guests performing a mix of poetry and prose.

  • Homer Day - Saturday 24 November 2018

    Homer today, Homer in art,The depiction of women in Homer, Craftsmanship, Penelope and Odysseus: reading the recognition scene, Calligraphy on papyri, Homecoming in Homer...

  • Concerts and recitals - Autumn 2018

    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.

  • Centenary events 2018-19

    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.

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