Open Days 2018

Bright ideas at our April open days 

Enjoy taster courses and workshops, tours, exhibitions, performances, open studios, pop-up shops and chat informally with subject specialists. Learn more about the choice of one-day tasters, short and long courses – available all year round in Covent Garden. From calligraphy to creative writing, massage to Mandarin, watercolour to wine tasting and much more…

Friday 6 April 2018, 10:00 – 21:30 - Book tasters, curious courses and general tickets >>

Saturday 7 April 2018, 10:00 – 18:00 - Book tasters and general tickets >>


Taster courses and workshops

Try something new. Pre-book one or more low cost taster courses and workshops at £5 (1 hour) and £10 (2 hours). Tasters take place throughout the day – check times before booking. Bookings for Friday 6 April or bookings for Saturday 7 April.

Curious courses - Friday evening

Enjoy living on the spur of the moment? The course subject will be kept under wraps until the moment you arrive – £5 (1 hour) and £10 (2 hours) – embrace the unknown! Curious courses take place on the evening of Friday 6 April - bookings.

Friday night in the Café

  • Singers: Jazz, Pop, Rock Soul and stand-up comedy, 18:00-19:30
    Singers and comedians from City Lit perform a selection of their favourite songs and jokes with live piano accompaniment.
  • Quiz round 1 (19:30-20:00) and Quiz round 2 (20:00-20:30)
    Join a team or assemble your own and take part in the City Lit Quiz as part of an evening of live entertainment in the bar.  Test your knowledge on history, art, culture, politics, music and current affairs and win some thrilling prizes.  
  • Last orders at the bar! 20:30

Information and advice fair

Drop-in and chat informally with subject specialists and learn more about the choice of one day tasters, short courses and year-long courses  – available all year round in Covent Garden.

Pop-up shops

Pick up a bargain, made by staff and students.

Talks, free activities, building tours, exhibitions and performances - see Friday and Saturday  for more information. A full programme will be available to collect from reception on the day.

Plus an exclusive discount on spring courses for visitors on the day

To find out about disability support and adjustments for a range of support needs contact
We may need 2-3 weeks to put these adjustments in place.

City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA