Drama & Performing Arts Trips To London

Who's it for?

  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • Watch a West End Theatre show
  • Go backstage at the National Theatre
  • Tour Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Enjoy world class Dance workshops
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About this trip

Bursting with heritage, culture and home to one of the finest and most established theatre districts in the world, London has a lot to offer students with a passion for drama and performing arts. The West End boasts some of the most impressive stage productions, fantastic workshops and distinguished actors, offering pupils unprecedented learning opportunities to see the best of the best in action.

Through a Shakespeare school tour, both English students and Theatre students can enjoy all that the Globe has to offer, and can experience what a real life Shakespeare play would have been like back in the day. And the best part? We’ve got all this and more right on our doorstep. For more details about our tailored drama and performing arts school trips to London, take a look at our sample itineraries and study visits.

Sample Itinerary

Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.

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Sample itinerary for a West End Theatre trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart for arrival in London around mid-day. Check into your accommodation

Afternoon

An expertly-led performance workshop tailored to your exact requirements

Evening

Pre-theatre evening meal followed by and evening West End performance

Day 2
Morning

Take a backstage tour of the National Theatre backstage then free time in Covent Garden

Afternoon

Depart London for your return journey to school or enjoy an expertly led ' Acting for Film or Television' workshop with City Academy

Sample itinerary for a Shakespeare trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart school for arrival in London around mid-day

Afternoon

Check-in to your accommodation. Free time in the South Bank area

Evening

Early pre-theatre evening meal followed by a Globe Theatre performance

Day 2
Morning

Tour of the Globe theatre and free time in the Globe Exhibition

Afternoon

Depart London for your return journey to school

Sample itinerary for a Dance trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart for arrival in London around midday. Check into your accommodation

Afternoon

Enjoy a 'Strictly' themed dance workshop at the world class Karen Hardy Studios

Evening

Pre theatre evening meal before your choice of West End Show

Day 2
Morning

Exclusive West End Choreography workshop with West End Workshops

Afternoon

Depart London for your return journey to school

Trip Details

London Theatre Shows

Top West End Shows

Whatever your London trip aims, a West End show is a great opportunity to reward those on school trips to London with a thrilling night at the theatre.  Current top West End Shows include:

  • Lion King
  • Wicked
  • Frozen
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Mrs Doubtfire The Musical
  • Les Misérables
  • Back To The Future
  • Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
  • Six
  • We Will Rock You
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Mamma Mia

Summer Season 2024

The season will be running from 19th March to 27th October and performances will be on a series of selected dates throughout this period.

During this time you can enjoy a Shakespeare performance, seated or standing in the authentic surroundings of the famous Globe Theatre. But you need to hurry, these performances sell out quickly. 

Take a look at this year's performances:

  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Richard III
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • The Comedy of Errors

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Other Cultural Visits

  • St Paul's Cathedral
    With its iconic dome that dominates the London skyline, St Pauls Cathedral is a must see for all groups visiting London. Over the years, decoration has been added and removed so that today the history of the nation can be seen in mosaics and stone carvings throughout the building.
  • Tower Of London
    See where numerous individuals lost their heads and visit the Prisoners exhibition which looks at some of the Towers more notorious convicts including Anne Boleyn, Edward V, Guy Fawkes and Sir Thomas More.
  • Highlights of London Guided Tour
    A half day guided tour of the city on board your coach is a perfect way to see all the major sites. Highly recommended if this is a first time visit to London for many of your students.
  • Museum Of London
    Step inside Museum of London for a memorable journey through London’s unsettled history. Telling London's story students can enjoy the prehistoric, Roman and medieval London galleries through to the present day.
  • Madame Tussauds
    A thrilling and exciting visit containing inspiring wax works of some of the world’s most influential and famous people. Galleries include Sport, World Leaders, The Royal Family and Music along with the Spirit of London ride and Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience.
  • Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
    Always in the evening and at its best when London is cold and misty, this eerie tour takes students back in time to 1888 to follow in the footsteps of the London Metropolitan Police as they try to catch a killer.
  • Thames River Cruise
    This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city. We recommend groups take the 40 minute cruise from Westminster to Tower which takes in Westminster, Big Ben, Somerset House, London Eye, Oxo Tower, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower.
  • Restaurants
    Make your evening meal a night out with a restaurant visit. We can book tables at an exciting range of restaurants offering pre-theatre dinner packages to suit all budgets.

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