School Trips & Tours To London
School Trips & Tours To London
An intrinsic part of London’s culture, the West End is a district bursting with creativity, glamour and sophistication. London theatre school trips to the iconic Theatreland, the largest theatre region in the world, is a popular spot for students to experience the finest stage performances right in the heart of the city. Opening in 1663, the West End has and always will be a big part of London’s identity, continuing to deliver exceptional productions in drama, comedy, opera and music.
At WST, we arrange the following exciting school trips to the West End:
Top West End Shows
The Lion King
A spectacular theatrical experience, Disney’s multi award-winning musical is sure to capture the imaginations of your students. Set in the heart of Africa, The Lion King follows the powerful story of Simba, a cub who sets out to fulfil his destiny of becoming King of the Pride Lands. A masterclass in costume, set design and choreography, this vibrant and enchanting production is truly unforgettable.
The incredible untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked takes us back to the Land of Oz in this clever adaption of Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel. A spellbinding production, this whirlwind adventure follows the unlikely friendship of Elphaba and Glinda – two witches who end up taking very different paths. A must-see for any budding actors and actresses, Wicked is one of the most spectacular shows in the West End.
Matilda the Musical
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning production, Matilda the Musical is adapted from Roald Dahl’s much-loved book. Following the story of a gifted child born into an unappreciative family, Matilda soon discovers that her gifts extend beyond her exceptional intelligence. From clever staging to original music, your students will thoroughly enjoy this stage show from start to finish.
School of Rock
Another fantastic Andrew Lloyd Webber production, School of Rock tells the story of rock star wannabe Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into his next band. An exciting, feel-good performance, students can watch this brilliant stage show, showcasing exceptional examples of choreography and staging.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Inspired by a true story, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a hit new musical telling the story of Jamie New, a sixteen year old living on a council estate in Sheffield, who aspires to be a professional drag queen. Facing bullies and prejudice, Jamie steps out of darkness into the spotlight in this fun-packed show. Full of mischief and character, it features songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, creating a feel-good show with the 'wow factor' that simply shouldn't be missed.
With an abundance of hotels and hostels in London, we have a superb range of accommodation to choose from. At WST, all lodgings are personally inspected to ensure they meet our strict quality criteria for your peace of mind. Students on London theatre school trips can reside in the heart of the city or on the outskirts where it’s quieter, which is preferable for younger pupils.
Coupled with the West End theatres and landmarks, the area is brimming with exceptional restaurants serving cuisine from a mix of cultures. We can make restaurant reservations that suit your taste and budget on your behalf, offering great tasting dishes in the heart of London’s bustling West End. Pre-theatre dinner packages are also available.
West End Theatre Workshops
A number of exciting workshops can be arranged for students, many of which take place in the inspiring West End. The 90-minute classes cover a variety of skills, and can be based around the show you’ve watched, bringing a dynamic story to life.
Song and Dance
This enthralling masterclass brings together singing, dancing and acting. Students will work with a pianist and cast member from the show they’ve watched, devising their own choreography, rehearsing it, and finally performing with the help of the professionals. Song and Dance reflects a true West End rehearsal, and gives students a unique opportunity to refine their performing arts skills.
Students can explore the relationship between acting and fight choreography in this exciting workshop. Taking inspiration from the West End, drama pupils will discover how fights are performed on stage, whilst creating their own combat choreography.
Note by Note
Great for reliving a play, Note by Note shows students how to perform through song. Groups will practise in front of an established West End musical director before performing to a cast member from the show itself.
For students, London’s West End offers a dazzling yet educational insight into the world of theatre, drama and performing arts. School theatre trips allow pupils to experience first-hand the impact this iconic district has had on the world’s entertainment. At WST, we arrange West End tours that can be tailored to suit your needs. If you’re interested in educational tours, get in touch with one of our friendly travel advisers today who’ll be happy to help.