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Detailed Itinerary- London Theatre Program,
Spring Break 2013
Sunday 5:10pm departure from Buffalo to New York JFK on Delta 3319.
17th March Connect to Delta 001 non stop service to London Heathrow.
18th March 7:40am arrival in London. We'll meet our local theatre guide at the
airport and private transfer into central London. Enroute into the
centre, enjoy a panoramic London highlights tour during which we'll
see all the major sights of both London's Old City and vibrant West
End. Suitable for those visiting for the first time, or those just wishing
to re-acquaint themselves with the Capital's charms, this tour is
London in a nutshell! We'll drive past such famous sights as Big Ben,
Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, then along the river to the
Tower of London. Have your camera ready because plenty of photo
stops are included along the way. Mid afternoon check into the hotel.
London is one of the world's most popular cities. People have flocked
to the city for tourism and business alike for over two thousand years.
Today London has the greatest concentration of major attractions in
Britain, boasts four World Heritage Sites, and is renowned throughout
the world for its shops, museums, parks and cosmopolitan life.
Your London Transport Pass commences. It is valid for 6 days and
provides you with free transport on the underground and London
buses within zones 1 and 2 on the transport network.
This evening dinner is provided at a local London restaurant.
Overnight London
19th March
This morning a specialist guide will escort a walking tour of "100 Years
of London Theatre". Trace theatreland's history from Edwardian Music
Hall and Suffragette Drama via revues, musicals, theatre clubs and
battles with the censor to subsidy and the fringe. Learn about
personalities who have shaped theatre in the past 100 years from
Charles Wyndham and Herbert Beerbohm Tree to Andrew Lloyd
Webber and Cameron Mackintosh.
Then its a backstage of the theatre Royal Drury Lane, one of London's
oldest and best-loved theatres. The first theatre was built here in 1663
and the building we'll tour today is the fourth incarnation!Our tour of Continental
this historic theatre will show us the Royal Box, the Royal entrance, Breakfast
lifting gearand much more.
Afternoon available for independent study.
Detailed Itinerary- London Theatre Program,
Spring Break 2013
Tonight we will attend a performance at one of London's famous West
End theatres.
Overnight London
Wednesday Stratford-upon-Avon sits on the banks of the River Avon in the heart of
20th March the English midlands. A market town dating back to medieval times,
Stratford is today most famous as the birthplace of the Elizabethan
playwright William Shakespeare and there are numerous buildings still
surviving which he would have recognised. Likewise, there are world
famous theatres with an excellent schedule of performances, and
many very good pubs and restaurants.
Jonathan Milton, a leading theatre expert in Stratford, will give us a
guided tour of the theatrical highlights of Shakespeare's home town.
Visits to two Shakespearean properties have been arranged.
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a half timbered house, where
Shakespeare was born in 1564. The house offers a fascinating insight
into life as it was when Shakespeare was a child. Just outside Stratford
lies Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the childhood home of Shakespeare's
wife. This picturesque thatched cottage has a a charming cottage
garden and a tree and sculpture garden including a maze.
Enjoy a tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre's brand new theatre
A further option is to add an evening performance at one of the RSC
theatres in Stratford. March production schedules by the RSC can be
somewhat unpredictable (March schedules will not be Shakespeare
productions). Late evening return to London.
Overnight London
21st March
Morning backstage tour of the Royal National Theatre. An NT tour
takes you behind-the scenes to see three auditoriums, front-of-house,
scenic workshops and backstage areas, all in the company of wellinformed, enthusiastic guides. Special talk back lectures are also
Then continue with a short walk along the South Bank of the Thames
River to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Tour the magnificent
reconstruction of this 16th century theatre and enjoy a theatrical
workshop on a subject of your choice, led by the Globe's highly
knowledgeable education team.
A ticket for a performance at a London Fringe Theatre is provided.
Overnight London
Detailed Itinerary- London Theatre Program,
Spring Break 2013
22nd March Morning workshop at LAMDA - the London Academy of Music and
Dramatic Art. You can select from a variety of workshop themes with
descriptions available several months prior to the trip departure).
Afternoon visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum's Theatre Collection
which holds the UK's national collection of material about live
performance in the UK since Shakespeare's day, covering drama,
dance, musical theatre, circus, music hall, rock and pop, and other
forms of live entertainment. Theatre and Performance galleries
dedicated to the performing arts, display works of art, costumes, Continental
ephemera, video recordings, puppets, posters and photographs.
Overnight London
Saturday Full day of independent study.
23rd March Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in London.
Overnight London
24th March This morning an executive motorocoach is provided for transfer from
12:50pm Departure of Delta 006 non stop service to New York JFK.
Connect to Delta 3320 arriving in Buffalo at 9:46pm.