London: Shakespeare

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Length

10 days

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Cities

London and Stratford-upon-Avon

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours

Program Highlights

  • Shakespeare Globe & Performance
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Workshop
  • West End Performance
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre Workshop & Performance
  • Frantic Assembly Workshop
  • Backstage Tour of National Theatre & Workshop
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace & Center
  • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for London, UK

Day 2 – London

  • Arrive in London, England
  • Airport Transfer
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with South Kensington neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets

Day 3 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Historic Theatre District Walking Tour – Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, The National Gallery, St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Victoria Memorial , Big Ben, Westminster Abbey , Houses of Parliament. 
  • Lunch Break
  • Explore Islington –  Regents Canal and Camden Passage.
  • The Old Red Lion Pub Theater Performance in Islington – The Old Red Lion Theatre first opened its doors in 1979, and is now one of London’s oldest and most loved theatre venues. We support the UK’s most exciting artists at crucial stages of their careers, presenting work that challenges our audiences and connects us to communities rarely given the opportunity to be seen on stage.

Day 4 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tate Britain & Tate Modern – via Tate Boat
  • Backstage Tour of National Theatre – The National Theatre creates over 20 new productions every year. Join a tour and see preparation for the shows, including set-building and props-making in the workshops.
  • Workshop at National Theatre
  • National Theater Performance – To be determined

Day 5 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • The Globe Theater – Shakespeare’s company erected the storied Globe Theatre circa 1599 in London’s Bankside district. It was one of four major theatres in the area, along with the Swan, the Rose, and the Hope.
  • Shakespeare Walking Tour – Southwark was Shakespeare’s parish and he worshipped at the cathedral when he lived near the Globe Theatre.
  • Shakespeare Performance at The Globe – To be determined

Day 6 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Frantic Assembly Workshop – Learn and Train work is at the heart of what we do. The accessibility of the Frantic Method has empowered and inspired people to participate, educate, collaborate and make ground breaking new work. As world leaders in devising and collaborative theatre-making we continually seek to share skills through our Learn and Train programmes.
  • Lunch Break
  • National Gallery – The collection comprises some 2,000 works, but it is regarded by many as the most representative sampling of European painting in the world.
    Theater Performance – To be determined

Day 7 – Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel to Stratford (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Center – Explore the house where Shakespeare was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.          
  • Holy Trinity Church – Holy Trinity, Stratford, on the banks of the River Avon, is probably England’s most visited Parish Church and home to the grave of William Shakespeare.
  • RSC Workshop – Student workshops take place in The Clore Learning Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and can provide students with either a first introduction to or a deeper study of a chosen plays language, characters and themes.
  • Royal Shakespeare Company Performance – To be determined

Day 8 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – ACT 1 Workshop – The Royal Academy of Arts was founded through a personal act of King George III on 10 December 1768 with a mission to promote the arts of design in Britain through education and exhibition.
    West End Performance – To be determined

Day 9 – London

  • Victoria & Albert Museum – The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects.
  • Lunch Break
  • Free Afternoon in London
  • Farewell Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart from London, England for Home

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