Dance & Drama school trips to London
Feel the buzz of Britain’s capital and give your students the inspiration to succeed with a Performing Arts school trip to London. We offer a wide variety of wonderful workshops, where our own top-class tutors will introduce your students to new styles or hone existing skills. Choose from a number of different specialisations and have the opportunity to take part in show-specific West-End workshops or intensive training at iconic studios such as Pineapple or Danceworks. You can also select from a multitude of specialist excursions throughout the capital such as the historic Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre. Your experience is guaranteed to be action packed and your students will get a taste of London's Performing Arts industry.
- Travel to London*
- West End show
- Dance or Drama workshop
- London sightseeing at leisure
- Return to school
* This programme is available by coach or rail.
The £159 price shown above is valid for the 'BASIC' 2 day itinerary featured, as per the following inclusions. For other alternative please enquire below.
- 1 x Performing Arts workshop tailored to your group (group size usually 15-25 students per tutor).
- Accommodation for the duration of your stay.
- Return travel.
- Fully comprehensive travel insurance.
- Liaison with our Performing Arts Consultant to discuss your students’ needs and abilities relative to the workshop programme.
- Tickets for a West End production.
Other excursions and additional activities as shown on the suggested itinerary are at supplement and can be adjusted to your needs - please contact us for a quote, and our Performing Arts Product Manager will work with you to create an educational, enriching and entertaining itinerary for your students.
Royal National Hotel
- Fantastic central location
- Great value accommodation in the heart of London
In terms of value and location, the Royal National Hotel in London is second to none. Located just off central Russell Square, the hotel is close to the British Museum and within good walking distance from the West End.
Location: The Royal National Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the British Museum and is right opposite the Tavistock Square Gardens.
Facilities: The hotel boasts two restaurants, two bar/lounge areas and meeting rooms are available for hire. The hotel is entirely wheelchair accessible.
Accommodation: Twin or triple rooms are normally offered for students with singles or twins for staff. All rooms are en-suite with televisions and tea & coffee making facilities.
Meals: A free full English breakfast is available. Evening meals can be booked upon request.
- Ideal for coach groups
- Quiet location with easy access to central London
Hillspring Lodge is ideal for coach groups as it offers on-site parking & convenient access into central London. Located in leafy Willesden Green, it offers comfortable rooms & excellent indoor & outdoor communal spaces.
Location: Willesden Green, a short walk from Jubilee Line (Zone 2) allowing easy access into central London
Facilities: Spacious communal areas, including restaurant, bar & lounge. Free tea/coffee & water throughout the day. On-site coach parking. Meeting rooms available to book (for up to 25 people) at a supplement.
Accommodation: Groups are usually accommodated in 4 bed dorms with washbasins, shared bathrooms & toilets are located on corridor, with additional facilities in the basement. A small number of ensuite rooms are available. All rooms have free lockers & free wifi. The hostel is staffed 24 hours & operates a security card system to limit access to rooms/areas of the hostel & has comprehensive CCTV coverage.
Meals: Buffet breakfast is included. Packed lunches & evening meals available.
Safestay London Elephant & Castle
- Great central base
- Superb on-site facilities
Located on the edge of Zone 1 & 2 in central London, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is a great central base, with easy access to some of London?s most iconic landmarks and attractions. The hostel boasts a beautiful Georgian style exterior with a modern and vibrant interior.
Location: Located a 5-minute walk from Elephant & Castle train station in central London. Very close to the Imperial War Museum.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi provided in the lounge and bar area. 24 hour reception, providing luggage storage. Onsite restaurant, bar, lounge area, games area with a pool table, table football, TV and vending machines. Large garden/sun terrace area to unwind in after a busy day.
Accommodation: Groups are usually accommodated in 4 or 6 bed dorms (bunk bed). A majority of the rooms have ensuite facilities and lockers.
Meals: Continental buffet breakfast in the hostel?s restaurant. Bar style snacks and meals are served at the restaurant in the afternoon and evening including burgers, lasagne and pizza.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Study sessions for students are available for full and half days, incorporating a workshop, guided tour and exhibition admission.
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, world leaders in lyric theatre. Based in the iconic Convent Garden theatre, it is renowned for its outstanding performances of both traditional opera and ballet as well as commissioning new works by today’s leading composers and choreographers. Limited backstage tours are available with advance booking.
The Making of Harry Potter
Warner Bros. Studio Tours is an extraordinary world of authentic props, costumes, models and wizardry. Appreciate the incredible detail of the sets, investigate the technology of animatronics and enjoy sheer magic watching your students ride their broomsticks.
London’s West End is alternatively known as ‘Theatreland’; an iconic slice of the city that showcases the very best in musical theatre, plays, cabaret and more.
National Theatre Backstage Tour
Go backstage at Britain's largest theatre complex and discover the secrets behind bringing their productions to the stage. Get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building on a tour led by experienced and enthusiastic NT guides. You will discover the history of the iconic building, visit the three auditoriums and their backstage areas and see the workshops where sets and props are created.
Founded in 1979, the studios are located in the centre of the West End, surrounded by bustling Covent Garden. Offering over 200 classes per week in a multitude of styles and known for providing rehearsal space for celebrities such as Madonna and Beyoncé, Pineapple is a magnet for all dancers and a hub of the entertainment industry. Take a workshop with one of our outstanding tutors at this inspiring venue.
Equity Dance or Drama Workshop
Take the opportunity to learn from one of our experienced practitioners, experts in their field and many of them long-standing Equity favourites. The workshops will take place in quality studios such as Pineapple and Danceworks.
Chocolate Films Workshop
A unique opportunity to participate in a half or full day workshop with this independent film company, enabling participants to take their creativity, imagination and skills to the next level. Drama students will love the “Script To Screen” day – incorporating acting, directing and production design, whereas the Tablet workshop encourages students to create movies using the technology at their fingertips.
West End Workshop
Offering a wide choice of workshops and themes such as A Song and Dance, Stage Combat and Theatre Improv; groups will also have a meet and greet with a cast member of a show they are seeing.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!