The Rep's 2024 London Tour
DATES: May 25th - June 2nd, 2024
Join us for a fantastic tour of London's vibrant theatre and cultural scenes! Your tour guide will be The Rep's Managing Director, Danny Williams, whose insights and company make the trip a truly unforgettable experience.
Eight Performances. From classic theatre to the best new plays of the season, enjoy the best of London theatre, plus a performance of Samson & Delila at Royal Opera House. At this time, we have booked tickets for Life of Pi, House of Shades, Straight Line Crazy, Marys Seacole, The Wars of the Roses, and Father & Assassin.
The State We’re In. An in-depth look at the country you are visiting – the politics and the social issues of the day. Since we were last together, are we now living in a very different world? Post-pandemic, post-Brexit, we are joined by a political journalist or media commentator to make sense of it all and to review the important matters of the day.
Stratford-Upon-Avon. We visit the home of Shakespeare, in every sense, Stratford-upon-Avon. In the heart of England, this market town was where the great playwright was born and educated at St Edwards School (teaching continues to this day). It’s also where he returned in retirement, built the largest house in town. He is buried in All Saints Church Yard. We’ll take a short walking tour of the major sights.
Queens’s Platinum Jubilee. Upon this Platinum jubilee an exclusive house party at this gracious private home deep in the Berkshire countryside. After cocktails in the exquisite gilt-panelled Yellow Drawing Room, there will be a dinner in a splendid dining room.
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 at Koha, dinner in Woolley Park, and a farewell dinner at House Brasserie on the final day.
What Your Trip Includes
Eight nights at the Cavendish Hotel.
- Full English breakfast daily
- 2 Dinners (Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner)
Eight plays in London, including a performance at the Royal Opera House (selections of plays and theatres will be made by the tour leaders at a later date).
- Tour Briefing with London Arts tour leaders
- Political Discussion
- Art Introduction
- Two post-performance discussions with company members
- Visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Visit to Wolley Park
- Visit to Jubilee Beacon-North Fawley
- Visit to Gallery
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.
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 & Conditions
A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 35 travelers. 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:
- Within one to two months before the tour commencement date: Deposit (50%)
- Within one month before the tour commencement date: 100% of tour cost.
London Arts (LAD) undertakes to exercise all due diligence to ensure arrangements booked are provided in accordance with the agreed itinerary. Since arrangements involve independent parties not employed by nor under the control of LAD, no responsibility for and no liability for any loss, damage, or injury caused by events such as (but not limited to) strikes, industrial action, government quarantine, or other public health action, natural disasters, fire, flood, technical, weather problems affecting transport, cancellation of performances, performances/cast changes or similar events beyond their control. Any event included in the itinerary is not held, for whatever reason, LAD endeavors 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.
The terms and conditions as stated herein are subject to English Law