Theatrical education & tourism London Theatre Academy

International Week-Long Tours

Your sample guide to a tour with London Theatre Academy

We cannot guarantee to always provide these specific elements, but where one is unavailable we will replace it with one of equal or higher value. The order of each day and the week may vary from tour to tour.

Day 1

Overnight flight to London. We allow you the freedom of having your flights included in the package or of arranging them yourself.

Day 2

Arrive in London. Here you’ll be met by your Tour Director, an actor or theatre practitioner who will remain with you for the entire trip. Transfer by private coach to London hotel.

Walking tour of Shakespeare’s London or Central London. Follow in the Bard’s footsteps as you discover Elizabethan London or walk through the city’s most famous streets.

Optional or Free Time in London. Choose between one of our exciting optional excursions or workshops (time allowing), or relax and enjoy some free time.

Day 3

Workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe. An incredible opportunity to work with Shakespeare’s plays through the context of the Globe Theatre, this practical workshop brings Shakespeare’s characters and plots to life and teaches how to engage with the text as a script for performance.

Guided tour of the Globe. Learn about the fascinating history of one of London’s most famous buildings and then maybe strut your stuff on the stage and discover how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance.*

London sight-seeing. A qualified Tour Guide leads you on a private coach tour of London’s most famous sights. From Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral, uncover London’s history first-hand. Also look out for our more recent landmarks such as the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge to discover why London is a leading world city.

Evening Performance. Watch some of the UK’s best performers live on stage in the West End.

Day 4

Optional full day excursion. Choose from:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Stonehenge and Bath
  • Royal Palaces
  • Harry Potter Locations Tour
  • Paris Day Trip

Optional half-day excursion or workshop. Alternatively, choose from our London-based optional excursions or workshops, or enjoy some free time.

Optional Performance or Medieval Banquet. Enjoy an extra show or dine in period style with characters from London’s medieval past. (This may not be possible with some full day excursions.)

Day 5

Workshop at the National Theatre. Led by National Theatre practitioners, this lively workshop will relate to the evening performance.

Backstage tour of the National Theatre. Go behind the scenes of the UK’s flagship theatre and explore three separate auditoriums and their scenic workshops and backstage areas with your National Theatre guide

Performance at the National Theatre. Enjoy a performance at Britain’s top theatre even more thanks to your insight gained in the workshop.

Day 6

Optional full day excursion. Choose from:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Stonehenge and Bath
  • Royal Palaces
  • Harry Potter Locations Tour
  • Paris Day Trip

Optional half day excursion or workshop. Alternatively, choose from our London based optional excursions or workshops, or enjoy some free time.

Optional Performance or Medieval Banquet. Another opportunity to enjoy an extra show or dine in period style with characters from London’s medieval past. (This may not be possible with some full-day excursions.)

Day 7

Workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum Theatre Collections. This workshop will focus on theatre history and approaches to theatre with the aid of archived video material and objects from the collection. Practical games and exercises are also used to learn about the rehearsal process and how directors, designers, and performers collaborate.

Tour of Covent Garden. As well as the best street performance acts in London, Covent Garden is also home to the Royal Opera House (and some of the best shopping).

Evening Performance. Enjoy another show in London’s West End.

Day 8

Transfer by private coach to airport. Your Tour Director escorts you to the airport for fond farewells and your flight home.

Optional Extension. Alternatively, extend your stay and enjoy more optional activities. From $1350 (excluding flights) per person includes:

  • Hotel accommodation and Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Full-time Tour DirectorWorkshops as specified
  • 3 Performances
  • Private coaches as specified
  • Public transport for included activities
  • Licensed guide for London sight-seeing
  • Entrance fees and excursions as specified