Performing Arts School Trip To London
The arts capital of the UK London is a magnet for performers of every discipline.
Theatre workshops with professional performers
Tour / performance at Shakespeare’s Globe
Interactive tour of Drury Lane Theatre
*Excursion fees may not be included in this tour – please contact us to learn more.
**Coach subject to driver’s hours regulations
The tower is in fact a castle on the north bank of the River Thames. It has a rich history of functions that include Royal Mint, palace to prison and home of the Crown Jewels. It’s a fantastic place for students to learn about the monarchy and landmark British periods such as the Tudors.
This is the world’s largest observation wheel and stands at 135m high. It’s the most exciting way to see over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks, with views as far as 25 miles on a clear day. Each of the 32 pods can hold 25 people so groups can experience the half-hour ride together.
Seeing the sights of London by boat is a fantastic way to avoid the crowds and show students how the city has developed along the riverside. Highlights include the South Bank, Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and a trip under Tower Bridge. Cruises range from half an hour up to three hours and talks can be tailored to specific educational groups.
A pre-theatre workshop is a fantastic way to increase your student’s understanding of a show they are going to see and therefore enhance the experience as a whole. Trained, professional actors take the groups through entertaining and informative exercises that help with subject context, but also key skill areas such as confidence building and ensemble work.
The ‘West End’ is the name that’s been given to the part of London west of Charing Cross station since the 1800s. This glitzy part of London is a celebrated hub of theatres and musical venues. England’s answer to Broadway is a fantastic place for students to see a commercial production of excellent quality at a discounted rate.
Marie Tussaud’s waxworks came to London in the 1830s, and has since become one of its busiest tourist attractions. Find out what makes people queue to invest in one of the capital’s most expensive museum tickets.There are over 400 wax effigies, from ancient monarchs to US presidents to pop stars and sporting heroes – not forgetting the Chamber of Horrors.
Waxwork ‘prisoners’ are subjected in graphic detail to historical horrors at London’s goriest, most gruesome attraction. Costumed characters leap out of the gloom amid displays on the Great Plague, Henry VIII, and Jack the Ripper. The attraction’s theatrical appraoch, with a soundtrack of screaming and moaning is tremendously popular, especially with children.
The Globe is an Elizabethan replica of the playhouse Shakespeare wrote for, and is dedicated to the exploration of his work. Students can take a theatre tour to learn more about this celebrated venue, and there’s a chance to take a 1 hour workshop based on your chosen Shakespeare play.
The doors are open for everyone at the studio where it first began. You and your students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics.
Get inspired at the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Artefacts include ceramics, paintings, textiles, jewellery, photographs and medieval objects from European, North American, Asian and North African cultures. The museum’s collection of Italian Renaissance items is the largest in the world outside of Italy.
This is a must for all lovers of the arts, delving behind the scenes of London’s busiest theatre complex to learn about the meticulous planning and fast-paced fun involved in staging a play. The tour includes all three auditoriums that show a range of musicals, comedy, classics and theatre related exhibitions.
The National Theatre is a must for anyone spending time in London – its iconic brutalist block exterior gives way to a fascinating interspersion of three theatres, exhibitions, restaurants and multi-layered foyer. It has a prime location on the South Bank and performances include classical and modern plays, musicals and plenty of Shakespeare.
Take a tour of this historic entertainment venue and catch the excitement as it prepares for the evening’s performance. An engaging guide brings to life the Royal Albert Hall’s fascinating history and shares some of its secrets. The tour covers all Front of House areas including the stunning auditorium, the gallery and the Queen’s private suites.
This landmark building is now the tallest building in Western Europe and has become a dynamic feature of the London skyline. Master architect Renzo Piano created three levels of viewing for the 310m-high structure reached by a ‘kaleidoscopic’ lift. At the level 72, cloudscape views reach 64km around and the multimedia displays bring London landmarks to life.
Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes with a themed backstage workshop. Workshop options include lighting, sound, set and costume design, stage management and stage make-up and ‘The Business of Theatre’. All workshops are given by theatre professionals.
This Disney Theatrical Workshop gives participants the rare opportunity to perform scenes, songs and dances from Aladdin. Disney Teaching Artists will lead students on a magical journey from a West End rehearsal studio to the wondrous world of Agrabah. The Workshop must be combined with purchase of tickets for Disney’s Aladdin. Educational material for the show is also available.
Workshops give students the rare opportunity to perform scenes, songs and dances from the award-winning musical whilst developing core skills such as communication and team building in a unique and creative way. Two workshops at a West End rehearsal studio are available ‘The Rhythm of the Pridelands’- a Movement and Music Workshop and ‘I just Can’t wait to be King!’ an acting workshop.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom
- Develop a range of performance skills in workshops lead by professional performers
- Experience a live professional performance
- Evaluate their own and others work
- Build confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Gain performance skills
- Understand more about the performing arts industry and its importance to the London and UK economies.
- Understand the journey and behind the scenes work that makes a performance
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and made new friends
- Gain personal organisation skills, co-operation skills and work with others in a variety of environments