The Rep's 2019 London Tour

May 19-26, 2019

Join us for a fantastic tour of London's vibrant theatre and cultural scenes! Your tour guide will be The Rep's Augustin Family Artistic Director Steven Woolf, whose insights and company make the trip a truly unforgettable experience.


  • Six plays. From classic theatre to the best new plays of the season, we select 6 plays that showcase the best of London theatre.  

  • Discussions. Post-performance discussions with company members and with the tour leaders give you the opportunity to discuss the plays in depth and compare your views.

  • Celebrity Tea. Traditional afternoon tea with one of the leading actors, directors or designers from one of the plays in our programme as our special guest.

  • Critical Round-Up. A chance to compare your views and discuss the London theatre with one of London’s leading theatre critics.

  • The Political Animal. An in-depth discussion with a leading journalist or political commentator on US-UK relations and major issues of the day.

  • Accommodations and Meals. Our tour will stay at the Cavendish Hotel, a four-star luxury hotel in Jermyn Street in the heart of St. James’s, the most elegant part of the West End.  Full English Breakfast each day is included at the Cavendish.

Summary of Trip Inclusions


Seven nights at the Cavendish Hotel.


  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Celebrity Tea
  • 2 Dinners (Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner)


Six plays in London (selections of plays and theatres will be made by the tour leaders at a later date).


  • Tour Briefing with London Arts tour leaders
  • Post-performance discussions with company members

The Political Animal:

Discussion on current political issues with a leading journalist or political commentator.

Critical Round-up:

Discussion with one of London’s leading theatre critics.



Coach transportation is provided for excursions, and for all performances and events not within easy walking distance of the hotel. 

Summary of Trip Exclusions

Air Travel:

This is a land-only tour. Air travel to London is not included. Because we do not lock you into a predetermined flight schedule, you are free to arrive in London early, stay longer, or create whatever travel itinerary you wish. Please see the enclosed Travel Information page before booking your air travel. 


Lunches and dinners not listed above. There are many good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Suggestions will be given at the briefing.

Terms and Conditions

Group Size:

A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 35 travellers. London Arts reserves the right not to operate any tour for which there are insufficient bookings. Full payment, including deposit, will be refunded.


All notices of cancellation must be received in writing. The following cancellation charges will apply:

  • For cancellations received before April 5, 2019: deposit is forfeited.
  • For cancellations received after April 5, until fifteen days before departure: 50% of tour price.
  • For cancellations received within fourteen days of departure: 100% of tour price.


Travellers are recommended to insure against cancelling their tour.  Adequate medical expenses and travel insurance are essential. London Arts will not be responsible under any circumstances for expenses incurred under either of these headings. Travellers are strongly advised to purchase trip insurance through a travel agent or insurance broker.


London Arts will undertake to exercise all due diligence to ensure that the arrangements booked are provided in accordance with the agreed itinerary.  Since the arrangements involve independent parties not employed by nor under the control of London Arts, they accept no responsibility for and shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused by events such as (but not limited to) strikes, industrial action, government action, natural disasters, fire, flood, technical, weather problems affecting transport, cancellation of performances, performances/cast changes or similar events beyond their control. If any event included in the itinerary is not held, for whatever reason, London Arts will endeavour to arrange a comparable alternative. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis acts solely as an agent for London Arts in the booking of this tour.

Governing Law:

The terms and conditions as stated herein are subject to English Law.