Stage & the City offer a wide range of performing arts classes in London for adults that wish to have fun, gain confidence and learn new skills. We hold after-work classes at various locations across London, so there’s never a class too far away. 

As a child did you want to be a singer, dancer or actor? Did you dream of attending a Performing Arts School? Are you now in a job that couldn’t be further away from your childhood dream? Revisit your childhood fantasies and have a lot of fun learning new skills for personal or career development and make new friends in the process. We offer a wide range of professional performing arts classes for adults including musical theatreactingsingingdance and comedy acting!

Why choose us?

  • Direction from top film, TV and West End industry professionals
  • Friendly and relaxed teaching styles
  • Opportunities to perform
  • Central London studios
  • Less expensive than similar high calibre courses
  • Rated 5/5 by our students! Read the reviews

Support a Great Cause

All profits from Stage & the City go to the Fiorentini Foundation, (charity no. 1140414). The Fiorentini Foundation is the charitable arm of the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School which provides weekly workshops for 4 – 18 year olds. Your course fees and any performances you do will contribute to providing bursaries and scholarships for less privileged children that wish to attend the Fiorentini School and increase in confidence and self-esteem via the performing arts. So you will be having fun and supporting a good cause at the same time!

Performance Opportunities

Our Performing Arts School holds regular showcases where students have the opportunity to perform what they have been learning during their classes.  Students are encouraged to perform songs, dance routines, acting pieces and comedy sketches.

We feel that holding regular showcases helps increase confidence in our students and dramatically improves their performance skills. It is also a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to come and see their development as performers. To find out about our upcoming shows please visit our events page.

City Singers:

Come along and let go of all the stress from your working day and release some endorphins with City Singers!

Gain confidence and performance skills in these fun, weekly singing classes led by a professional singing coach. Learn vocal techniques, performance skills, how to harmonise as a group and how to protect your voice whilst singing. Whether you love to sing in the shower, want to try out something new or are a seasoned professional, our singing classes are suitable for everyone! 

Course Content:

  • Learn the basics of vocal technique and how to apply them
  • Understanding your vocal health and how to protect your instrument
  • Study a range of musical genres from pop to jazz to musical theatre
  • Develop important performance skills to gain confidence
  • Singing as a choir, utilising harmonies and group performance

The beginning of each singing class will be focused on improving vocal technique, using a variety of models including the Estill model. This important vocal technique breaks down the myths about singing and replaces them with the science behind how our voices actually work. During the singing classes, you will sing a variety of music styles.

Introduction to Musical Theatre:

Over the 10 weeks you will work with Stage & the City’s Creative Director, Mark Short and Musical Director Jack Holliday who will guide you through a selection of musical theatre numbers, working on the essential components of acting, singing and dance.

You will learn all the tips and tricks to performing in a musical and what it takes to keep an audience entertained. This is a great fun and fabulous way to learn three disciplines in one. An upbeat course that will have you singing, dancing and acting in no time.

We understand you may be a bit nervous if this is your first time, but classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment. Most of the singing will be done as a group but there are opportunities for solos!

Course Content:

  • Learn the fundamental techniques needed for vocals and movement
  • Learn Acting through Song to create believable and engaging characters
  • Learn dance material to accompany your vocals

This course is our Level 1 “Stepping stone course”.  It is a stand alone course.

Musical Theatre Dance:

In this upbeat, high-paced Musical Theatre Dance Course you can expect a hybrid of show tunes all designed to get your feet moving and heart pumping.

This course will take you through the technique of Musical classics inspired by legends including, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly, and Jerome Robbins. Work through fun, upbeat and camp attack routines from a variety of much loved musicals.

If you are into the sultry moves of Chicago and Cabaret, the drama of Les Miserable and West Side Story, or the outrageous Kinky Boots and Mamma Mia!, then this course is for you.

No experience is necessary! Just the willingness to have fun and give it a go.

Course Content:

  • Understand your body’s physicality and improve flexibility
  • Enhance your alignment
  • Re-find your rhythm and musicality
  • Learn slick choreography from Broadway classics
  • Improve your acting through movement
  • Learn how to tell stories through facial expression, movement and dance

For this course, you don’t need to be the best dancer, we are just looking for a readiness to learn, energy and passion.

Classes at Academy Mews

Dance Studios:


Introduction to Musical Theatre 

7.45 pm – 9 pm 

Musical Theatre Dance 

6.40 pm- 7.40 pm

City Singers

6.30 pm- 7.45 pm


Musical Theatre Troupe

7 pm – 9 pm


Contact directly on 020 3355 6947

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