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London Theater Workshop Experience!

Who is this for?

This tour is for theater people looking to enhance their skills in the theater capitol of the world in London, England.
Affordable opportunity for high school, community, or college theater groups!
This an incredible and exciting opportunity for you to meet and engage in workshops with actual West End actors, actresses, singers, dancers, technicians, and the professionals who train them for the stage and applause!

All levels of skills and experience welcome

All levels of skills and experience welcome

Workshops can be designed for fun or to make the most of classes.

Each tour is custom built to reflect the interest of your group and can include sight-seeing.

You’ll stay in a Covent Garden hotel within walking distance of the world class London theaters and street performers where the sidewalks are always alive with bustle. Keep your eyes open, you never know who you’ll run into!

(Last time at the Globe Theater the group ran into Vanessa Redgrave!)

Highlights

Large selection of 1-2 hour workshops for all ages and skill levels to choose.

Choose acting, dance, and voice workshops, even stage combat and technical training.

Example Workshops

Looking for something different? - Let us know and we will custom design it for you.

London Theater Workshop Experience 1

Stage Combat

Concentrates on the skill and discipline required.

London Theater Workshop Experience 2

Commedia Dell’Arte

Practical workshop using improv, slapstick, and physical comedy.

London Theater Workshop Experience 3

Choreography

Various styles of dance or select from one of the theater shows such as Les Miserable or Lion King.

London Theater Workshop Experience 4

Vocals

Make a song selection from Phantom of the Opera and get training from the performer.

London Theater Workshop Experience 5

Technical

Workshops are geared towards the technical aspects of a production.

London Theater Workshop Experience 6

Directing

and stage management workshops available.

London Theater Workshop Experience 7

Shakespearian

Train students to better understand a play by Shakespeare by considering the language, theme, and character in a rehearsal room style setting. 

London Theater Workshop Experience 8

Costume Design

Workshops can focus on costuming classes of your choice; materials and production, purpose and meaning use of color, creativity and design and symbolism in costumes.

Workshop Instructors

Workshop educators all have experience as actors, directors, or theater education specialists; the people who train the professionals for the stage are going to train you! Or with some workshops you’ll receive training from actual performers from a production.

Again, all skill and experience levels are welcome so don’t be intimidated, workshops are what your group makes of them.

Other Options

Backstage Tour Options

Consider a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare

OR

Visit the legendary Harry Potter Studios where they made magic happen!

Theater friends, the theater education and experience possibilities are numerous in London and there’s no way to list them all. Talk with you Traveler’s Rest Tours representative about the interests and budget of your group. We’ll work with you to make your own stage magic happen! Plenty of sight-seeing options as well.

Give your acting portfolio an “Emmy” upon completion of your London Theater Workshop Tour, and we’ll give you a certificate of completion for your acting resume.

Cost

Each tour is a custom build to fit the interests and budget of your group and there are a number of factors that influence price. Give us your price point and we’ll build something for that budget or make recommendations for changes. Travel to London can be affordable and we will do our best to make it happen for your group without breaking your bank.

Trips can be built for 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 days in London

3 days of workshops plus 2-3 days of sight-seeing is the most popular selection, but any combination is possible

Consider travel in spring or fall when prices and crowds are down

Typical Travel Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip coach airfare
  • 3 star hotel or better
  • Hot/cold breakfast
  • London airport transfers
  • London “Tube” transportation
  • Workshops on itinerary
  • Theater shows on itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Historic sites entries
  • Tour host/guide

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Under 18 must be accompanied
  • Valid passport
  • Be in reasonable health
  • All room assignments double occupancy

Sample Itinerary: 6 nights, 7 days

Travel Day – make your way to the airport for an overnight flight to London

Day 1

  • Arrive midmorning in London
  • Transfer to hotel for check
    Lunch
  • Afternoon activity depends on check-in timing
  • Possible Open Top Bus
  • Tour
  • Dinner
    Explore Covent Garden

Day 2

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Pineapple Studios – set design and technical aspects of stage sets
  • The Queen’s Theater – visit the set of Les Miserable for technical stage set workshop
  • 45-minute guided tour of Theater land
  • Lunch
  • Freshen up time
  • Dinner
  • Evening performance of Les Miserable

Day 3

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Tour of the Royal Drury Theater where you’ll be met by the ghost of Grimaldi the clown
  • Lunch and watch a short concert at St. James Church Piccadilly
  • Pineapple Studios – 60-minute vocal workshop with a West End voice coach concentrating on songs from Phantom of the Opera
  • Dinner
  • Evening performance of Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theater

Day 4

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Fortune Theater – 60-minute on stage workshop concentrating on the suspense and tension created in The Woman in Black
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater – 30-minute guided tour of the theater
  • Lunch
  • The Globe Theater – 60-minute workshop concentrating on the original playing conditions of a Shakespeare play of your choice, development of the character and key points and the plays “story arc”
  • Free time or Commedia Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Performance of the Woman in Black at the Fortune Theater

Day 5

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Tower of London
  • Explore the area
  • Dinner
  • Jack the Ripper Walk

“Some groups choose to focus more on the workshops and not so much site seeing.”

Day 6

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Choose either Windsor Castle or Hampton Court palace
  • Lunch
  • Open afternoon
  • Hotel
  • Farewell dinner

Day 7

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check-out of hotel
  • Transfer to airport
  • Lunch at airport
  • Flight home arriving the same day

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage – Rush

Make London Your Stage!