City Lit Open Days


September 2018 - Pre-book tasters and curious courses

Friday 7 September 2018, 09:30-19:00 - Browse and book >

  • Taster courses and workshops; Creative Writing to Classical Greek, Latin to Life Drawing, Break dancing to Ballet and much more...
  • Curious Courses on Friday afternoon and Friday evening.

Saturday 8 September 2018, 09:30-16:00 - Browse and book >

  • Taster courses and workshops; Acting to Art History, Massage to Music, Writing to Weaving and much more...
  • Curious courses on Saturday morning and afternoon

What's on

  • Try something new during a taster course or workshop, from comedy to creative writing, massage to Mandarin, poetry to piano and much more…

  • Embrace the unknown or discover a hidden talent with a curious course

  • Talk to our friendly staff about a course and take a tour of studios, student centre and cafe

  • Learn more about the choice of one-day tasters, short and long courses – available all year round in Covent Garden. 

  • Discount on courses for visitors on the day

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


Free activities

  • Information and advice fair
  • Tours of the building (open studios, Cafe, Student Centre, 4th floor terrace etc).
  • Student Centre activities
  • Book sales (languages and music)
  • Interactive animations including animated selfies
  • Live music and performance

  • Finding the right help for your stammering (Saturday talk)
    Do you stammer? Would you like some help?  At this workshop we'll put stammering therapy into context and explain about the City Lit way of working and the difference attending one of our courses can make to your life.

  • Communities Programmes (Friday event)
    Specifically for community partners and employers, an event showcasing the work of ESOL, maths, English, digital skills, health and social care, British Sign Language, family learning, stammering therapy, courses for deaf learners and courses for people with learning disabilities will be held on Friday 7 September at 10.30-12.30. To find out more please contact Rachel Johnson:


What our open day visitors say

  • ‘The teacher was full of energy and enthusiasm and I was asked to do something challenging and out of my comfort zone. I came away inspired and happy.’

  • ‘The class has made me re-think some priorities in my life. I work in a pressurised environment and I really wanted to stretch the other side of my brain. The courses have inspired me to have a real long hard look at how I want to spend my time.’

  • ‘Trying out something new without huge financial commitment. - excellent idea!’

City Lit Open Days April 2018

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