The Rep's 2018 London Tour

May 20-27, 2018

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.

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  • 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.

  • Luncheon at the Savile Club. The Savile, one of London’s most sumptuous private members clubs, was established in 1868 and boasts among its illustrious alumni the literary stalwarts Max Beerbohm, H.G. Wells, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.

  • Day Excursion to Kirby House. Home to the descendants of William Waldorf-Astor, Kirby House is a delightful Queen Anne period house.  Lady of the House Katherine Astor will show us around her exquisitely appointed rooms, and then we shall be served luncheon in the splendid dining room.  We will return to London in the late afternoon for an evening performance.

  • 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.  The tour also includes a welcome dinner on the day of arrival, luncheons at the Savile Club and at Kirby House, and a farewell dinner on the final day.

Summary of Trip Inclusions


Seven nights at the Cavendish Hotel.


  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Celebrity Tea
  • 2 Luncheons (Savile Club, Kirby House)
  • 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.

Other Activities:

  • Visit to the Savile Club
  • Day Excursion to Kirby House


Coach transportation is provided for the excursion to Kirby House, 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.

Tour Price and Reservations

The tour is offered only as a complete package. We cannot offer any rebate or discount for any unused portion of the tour or any features which an individual traveler does not wish to use.

See important note below regarding Exchange Rate Adjustment. 

Tour Price:

$5,440 per person sharing a twin or double room (includes a contribution of $500 per person to the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)

Discounted price for members of The Rep’s Spotlight Society:

$5,190 per person sharing a twin or double room (includes a contribution of $250 per person) 

Single supplement:

$800 (if room is occupied by one person)


  • Fill out our reservation form here. You can send it by mail to the address listed on the form, or email your completed form to Lori Moore-McMullen at [email protected].
  • Reservations are taken in the order of receipt of deposit payment. 
  • The final deadline for reservations is March 2, 2018, but the trip may fill up before that date.


A $1,400 per person non-refundable deposit is due with the reservation form.   


  • Balance is due on April 6, 2018.
  • All payments for the tour and for the contribution to The Rep should be made by check, payable to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. We cannot accept payment for the tour by credit card, as London Arts does not accept credit card payment.

Extra Nights:

Extra nights may be booked at the Cavendish Hotel to extend your stay in London before or after the tour (these rates are only applicable for bookings made prior to or with the final tour payment):

  • Single room: $325 per night.
  • Twin/double room: $410 per night

Exchange Rate Adjustment:

The cost of the tour is based on the current exchange value of the dollar to the British pound and is subject to adjustment should exchange rates change prior to final payment.

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 6, 2018: deposit is forfeited.
  • For cancellations received after April 6, 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.