Voice for Performance: An Introduction (online)

An introduction to using your voice, you will learn and develop effective techniques to improve your voice as a performer or public speaker.

Aundrea Fudge teaching a student

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Central is excited to have specially re-purpose its short voice course for online provision.

Course Overview

Voice is integral to all performance from performing as a character on stage, to presenting as yourself in a business context. Learning how to unlock your voice can help you increase in confidence and bring new depth and integrity to your performance.

This course will:

  • introduce you to using your voice as a performer or public speaker
  • explore fundamental voice techniques including breath support and control through practical work
  • delve into key areas such as articulation, rhythm and resonance to enrich vocal performance
  • build confidence and develop effective techniques to help conquer nerves
  • link your developing skills to practice on texts, enabling you to begin to free your voice and find a true connection to the words you speak

At the end of the course you will be invited to perform a poem and a piece (acting monologue/public speech) to apply your learning in context.

The course is for.....

  • people that are looking to improve their public speaking skills
  • actors that want to explore the use of voice in performance
  • anyone that wants to embark on a journey of vocal development
  • voice practitioners who want a solid base from which to specialise

Please note: Due to the nature of voice work, the course contains a certain amount of floor work (especially in the first few sessions). You will need to have room to lie down and we recommend having a yoga mat or towel to hand for your comfort.


  • This course is for students aged 18 and over
  • This course is capped at a maximum of 12 people
  • All workshops take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the workshop with log in instructions.
  • You will need to have access to a quiet room or space with no other people present, and room to move around to take part in this course.
  • For the best online experience, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
  • Central reserves the right to cancel this workshop within 7 days of it beginning if we don't meet the minimum number of sign-ups required. A full refund will be made to you in the instance, however, we're unable to refund any other costs you may have incurred.

Course details

Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm - 8.30pm (GMT +1) for 4 weeks. The course consists of 8 sessions in total.

Age: Minimum age is 18 on the first day of the course. No upper age limit.

Language requirements: Applicants must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level (IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent). Please note, you will be expected to read texts/scripts that may have advanced vocabulary in them on this course.

Maximum class size: 12

Attendance: Due to the structure of the courses and it's collaborative nature, full attendance is requested.

Refunds: We are able to offer a full refund up until 7 days before the course begins. After this the course will become fully non-refundable.

Please ensure you have read Central's Evening Courses and Online Courses Applications and Terms and Conditions before booking.

If you have any questions, please email short.courses@cssd.ac.uk

Upcoming dates

Tuesday 23 June - Thursday 16 July

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm - 8.30pm (GMT +1)

Book Now


Our courses are available on a first come, first served basis in order of payment. To secure a place, please take the following steps:-

1. Read through our Terms and Conditions before booking. 

2. Click on "Book Now" above. Please make sure you are booking for the correct course and option (ie Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu if more than one option is available).

3. Click on 'Tickets' on our Eventbrite booking page and follow the instructions.

4. If you preferred dates are sold out, you can join the waiting list via Eventbrite and we'll let you know if a place becomes available or when new dates go on sale.


Please see our Online Short Courses FAQ page for more details.