London Theatre Week 2019 – Westside

$3,200.00

Join artistic director Adrian Cohen for a trip of a lifetime and spend a week in London and Stratford Upon Avon, immersed in classic and contemporary British theatre. Four West End shows, three workshops, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Harry Potter Studios, and in between we’ll be soaking up the culture and history of the great City of London. Flights, transfers, hotel, and all activities are included in the price except lunches.

For full itinerary see below. Registration closes January 31st, 2019.

See the DESCRIPTION tab below for more details and to watch a video of a previous trip.

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Description

7 days, 6 nights: Saturday April 13th – Saturday, April 20th, 2019

A fantastic, once in a lifetime theatre trip to London. This week-long trip will be packed full of top West End shows, backstage tours, a trip to Stratford Upon Avon, theatre workshops, museums, The Tower Of London, plus Harry Potter Studios & locations tour! The trip will include Upstage staff as well as 24/7 supervision from our UK organizers D.A.P.

For theatre students, their families and friends ages 6 yrs or older. Children 4th grade or below must be accompanied by at least one parent.  Registration closes January 31st 2019.

“A fantastic trip, going with my daughter and sharing the London Theatre experience was the best time we’ve had together.”

 

2019 – ITINERARY – UPSTAGE THEATRE ARTS SCHOOLS – LONDON

SATURDAY

1930 –               Outbound Flight LAX-LONDON. Norwegian Air.

SUNDAY

1425 –               Group lands at London Gatwick from LAX – South Terminal

1515 –               meet with DAP Rep, JOHN FLEMING – at airport in arrivals

-Gatwick Express Train from Airport direct to London Victoria

-short walk to arrive at Hotel – Park Plaza, Victoria, London SW1

1700 –               room allocation, unpack, familiarization

-welcome meeting quick stroll in the area of the hotel

1800 –               London sightseeing tour by bus – THE BIG BUS TOUR – 60 – 90 mins only

2000 –               group dinner close to hotel – Rep to arrange

MONDAY

0800 –               breakfast in hotel

0930 –               depart hotel by train Victoria to Blackfriars – then short walk to The Globe

1020 –               arrive at SHAKESPEARE”S GLOBE THEATRE

1030 –               tour of the Globe Theatre and Exhibition Centre

-lunch break and then stroll along the River Thames to Waterloo Bridge

-visit Royal National Theatre bookshop en-route

1415 –               arrive COVENT GARDEN – time to explore

1615 –               backstage tour of THEATRE ROYAL, Drury Lane

1720 –               dinner in West End at Wildwood Italian Restaurant on Bow Street, Covent Garden

1930 –               WEST END SHOW #1

2230 –               return to hotel by tube

TUESDAY

0830 –               breakfast in hotel

1000 –               tube into West End to Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden – Studio

1100 –               PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP #1 – TBA – finish at 13.00 – lunch

1400 –               visit the BRITISH MUSEUM then some time to visit the shops on Neal Street, Covent Garden

1700 –               group dinner – Covent Garden Pub, Bow Street, Covent Garden – traditional British Pub Meal

1930 –               WEST END SHOW #2 – at the National Theatre

2200 –               return to hotel by tube

WEDNESDAY

0830 –               breakfast in hotel

1000 –               tube into West End to Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden – Studio

1100 –               PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP #2 – TBA – finish at 13.00 – lunch

1400 –               afternoon visit to The TOWER OF LONDON

1800 –               group dinner – and show at MEDIEVAL BANQUET – St Katherine Docks close to Tower Bridge

2200 –               return to hotel by tube

THURSDAY

0830 –               breakfast in hotel

1000 –               free time to shop and sightsee London – Buckingham Palace, M&M store, Dim Sum lunch with Adrian and Upstage staff in Chinatown

1415 –               tube to Covent Garden to Pineapple Studios, Studio

1500 –               PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP #3 – TBA- finish at 17.00

1730 –               group dinner – Wagamama, Covent Garden then walk to Theatre

1930 –               WEST END SHOW #4

2200 –               return to hotel by tube

FRIDAY

0745 –               breakfast in hotel

0845 –               MET Coach to STRATFORD UPON AVON from hotel

1100 –               visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE HOUSE

– the RSC Theatres and tour

– The Play’s The Thing show, with interactive exhibition

1510 –               coach from Stratford upon Avon back to London

1730 –               HARRY POTTER STUDIOS visit

2030 –               return to hotel by MET Coach from Harry Potter Studios – arrive by 2130

SATURDAY

0730 –               breakfast in hotel

0845 –               time for packing-clear rooms and check-out of hotel – leave hotel at 0940 to walk to Station

1000 –               Gatwick Express Train from Victoria Station to London Gatwick Airport – South Terminal

1110 –               check in at airport – Norwegian Air

1410 –               group departs for return flight and arrive LAX same day at 17.30

 

This timetable could be subject to slight changes and will be updated as shows are confirmed. Families will be put together in family suites, and we’ll try to satisfy all room requests.

In London your tour is on a Half-Board basis – breakfast in the hotel, which is hot English/continental breakfast and dinner every night in a different restaurant. Fish n’ Chips lunch in Stratford Upon Avon included, dinner at Harry Potter Studios not included.

TWO TESTIMONIALS FROM LONDON 2018

“The London trip was ‘the stuff that dreams are made of’ – including a visit to the home of the man who coined that phrase! Four plays, two trips out of town, an amazing guide with a lifetime of theater experience, private workshops for the kids on stage combat and puppetry, the special tours of The Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Drury Lane Theater—all added up to an amazing package for a week-long trip. And to top it all off with a trip to the Harry Potter Studio was brilliant. Thanks, Adrian, for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My grandson Jack gives it a two thumbs up, and would give it three thumbs up if it were anatomically possible!” -Judy Muller

“Miguel and I had a wonderful time. All I can say is Wow. Really, really! I think this was a spectacular trip and I feel like Miguel and I really got to see and experience London. The theatre aspect really added to the cultural aspect – and getting to know that side of London. It was a good mix of tourist sights and Theatre. For us, this was a trip of a lifetime. I can’t say enough good things about the whole experience. Thank you again for being a wonderful chaperone and tour guide. I will plan to go again (assuming you still are guiding the trips) when Miguel’s younger sisters get a little older, so please do keep me on your mailing list.” -Alfredo Gomez

Additional information

Dates

Saturday, April 13th to Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Age Range

Aged 6 or more. At least one parent must accompany any 4th grader or younger.

Payment Terms

Half of the payment due upon sign up. If the trip does not go ahead the entire payment will be returned. Pay In Full deadline is March 1st 2019. (Click payment options tabs above for more info)

To reserve a space: Half of the payment ($1,600) is due upon registration. If the trip does not go ahead the entire deposit will be returned. Minimum of 10 places per trip required.

Pay In Full deadline is March 1st, 2019
Travel insurance is not included.
Minimum Number: 10
Maximum Number: 30

Full refund minus $500 if canceled by February 28, 2019. After which it’ll be subject to how much money can be retrieved from the various vendors. A “no flight” option is available for those wishing to make their own way to London please contact Adrian.

Please read our terms and conditions (incl. refund policy).

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