School Trips & Tours To London for Drama and Performing Arts

Bursting with heritage, culture and home to one of the finest and most established theatre districts in the world, London has a lot to offer students with a passion for drama and performing arts. The West End boasts some of the most impressive stage productions, fantastic workshops and distinguished actors, offering pupils unprecedented learning opportunities to see the best of the best in action. And the best part? We’ve got all this and more right on our doorstep. For more details about our tailored drama and performing arts school trips to London, take a look at our proposed itinerary and study visits.

'Yes an absolutely fantastic weekend!! Everything went to plan and if it's possible, it was probably better than last year and I didn't think I would ever say that. The pupils were amazing and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much for all your help in organising such an amazing weekend!! I can't believe it's over but I'm on with planning for next year. The staff at the hotel were brilliant and so I would definitely go back and the same goes for the Italian restaurant. Can't fault it for friendliness, service and food.'

The Snaith School, London, May 2014


Top Attractions

The West End 

West End

Home to theatre’s most spectacular on-stage productions, a theatre and performing arts school trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the West End. Feast your eyes in wonder at the Lion King’s incredible costume and stage production, be wowed by the dancers in Wicked or get sucked into the captivating story of Les Misérables; the epic long-standing stage shows are sure not to disappoint. On week days during term time, theatres offer affordable rates to school groups, ensuring that your students don’t have to miss out on a thrilling night at the theatre.

Rambert Dance Workshops

As Britain’s oldest dance company, Rambert’s workshops are always of the highest calibre. An unmissable opportunity for any student with a passion for dance, Rambert offers high quality dance workshops which cater for students of all ages and abilities. Led by a professional dancer, the workshops are specially tailored meet the needs of each group, focusing on a selected piece of work from Rambert’s existing repertoire and providing students with the chance to choreograph their own work.

Shakespeare’s Globe 

The Globe Theatre

Four hundred years on after the death of William Shakespeare, London’s Globe Theatre still stands tribute to the iconic playwright. The modern Globe is a reconstruction of the original which dates back to 1599, transporting visitors back to the time in which the bard’s plays would have been first performed. Students can take part in the theatre’s Lively Action Workshops, find out more about Shakespeare via the exhibition, and watch one of the bard’s world-famous plays brought to life on stage.


With the abundance of hotels and hostels in London, we have a superb range of accommodation to choose from. All accommodation is personally inspected to be sure that it meets our strict quality criteria and is of a standard that you will be happy with. You can be in the heart of the city, or if you prefer to be in a quieter location, we can base you on the outskirts which we think is preferable for younger students.

London Dining 

London Dining

With the English capital being a hub of different cultures and influences, offering a wide range of delicious cuisines to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this bustling city! While visiting London, it’s a great idea to make your evening meal part of your night out and entertainment. We can book tables at an exciting range of restaurants including those with pre-theatre dinner packages.


At WST, we can organise for your school group to attend a whole range of workshops to suit your study topics, whether it be dance, drama or theatre production. You can find our full list of unforgettable workshops under the study visits tab of our drama and performing arts page, however we’ve picked out a few of the highlights.

Piccadilly Circus London

West End Choreography

Wondering how the leading choreographers come up with their spectacular dance shows and generate new movement material? This workshop allows students to work with West End professionals to learn about the art of composition and the various techniques involved in the choreographic process. Attendees will have the fantastic opportunity to learn about choreographic forms, generating and organising movement, and many more essential choreographing processes. 

Acting for Film & Television

Held at the City Academy, the institution has a number of brilliant workshops that allow students to explore their drama and performance abilities. The Acting for Film and Television workshop provides students with screen acting classes, covering a number of engaging topics such as character work and portraying real emotion on screen. The workshop is designed to help pupils develop the skills they need when acting on screen, helping them to thrive when in front of the camera.

Theatre Improv

Perfect for high energy groups, this exciting workshop will keep students on their toes! After a physical and vocal warm up, students keep active via team building and improvisational games designed to heighten focus, creativity and sensitivity to others.

Getting around 

London Regent Street

If you have a smaller group, you may want to consider travelling to London by train. This can make it more affordable for groups of 25 students or less. We’ll arrange accommodation close to Tube links and also include London Underground passes in your tour price to ensure all your travel is covered.

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Nici's Expert Tip

Many of the West End shows have education packs which offer some really useful teaching ideas for before, during and after your visit to a show. We’ll send you these packs to download.

Top tip from Nici, our Specialist Theatre, Drama & Performing Arts Expert