Theatre and Drama Trips to London


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. Through a Shakespeare school tour, both English students and Theatre students can enjoy all that the Globe has to offer, and can experience what a real life Shakespeare play would have been like back in the day. 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 sample itineraries and study visits.



West End Theatre

Tour Day 1

Depart school to arrive in London around midday. Check into your accommodation.
An expertly-led performance workshop tailored to your exact requirements.
Pre-theatre dinner at Planet Hollywood followed by and evening West End performance.

Tour Day 2

Take a backstage tour of the National Theatre backstage then free time in Covent Garden.
Depart London for your return journey to school or enjoy an expertly led ' Acting for Film or Television' workshop with City Academy.


Tour Day 1

Depart school for arrival in London around mid-day.
Check-in to your accommodation. Free time in the South Bank area.
Early pre-theatre dinner at Pizza Express followed by a Globe Theatre performance.

Tour Day 2

Tour of the Globe theatre and free time in the Globe Exhibition.
Depart London for your return journey to school.


Tour Day 1

Depart school to arrive in London around midday. Check into your accommodation
Enjoy a 'Strictly' themed dance workshop at the world class Karen Hardy Studios
Have an evening Meal at Planet Hollywood before heading to the theatre for your choice of West End Show

Tour Day 2

Exclusive West End Choreography workshop with West End Workshops
Depart London for your return journey to school

Curricular Links

A WST tour to London will support the study of numerous elements of the following exam board specifications:



GCSE – Drama (J316)

  • Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatre performance

A-Level – Drama & Theatre (H459, H059)

  • Process to performance - performing



GCSE – Drama (8261)

  • Theatre roles and terminology

A-A/S Level – Drama & Theatre (7261, 7262)

  • The theatrical processes and practices involved in interpreting and performing theatre



GCSE – Drama (9-1)

  • contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance

A-A/S Level – Drama & Theatre

  • understand the practices used in 21st-century theatre making



GCSE – Drama

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how drama and theatre is developed and performed

A-Level – Drama & Theatre

  • develop and demonstrate a range of theatre making skills


Top West End Shows:

Whatever your London trip aims, a West End show is a great opportunity to reward those on school trips to London with a thrilling night at the theatre.  Current top West End Shows include:

  • Lion King
  • Wicked
  • Frozen
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Mrs Doubtfire The Musical
  • Les Misérables
  • Back To The Future
  • Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
  • Six
  • We Will Rock You
  • Phantom of the Opera 
  • Mamma Mia

Whatever show you are interested in seeing, we can advise you on the best time to go and arrange your group seating.

Shakespeare's Globe 

The 2023 Season at Shakespeare's Globe includes:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Comedy of Errors
As You Like It

Performances run on a series of selected dates from 27th April to 29th October 2023. Contact us for more details. 

As a friend of The Globe, we can offer our customers exclusive priority booking. Contact us to request a priority booking today here. 

As the performances will be running on selected days we advise you to be flexible on your dates if possible. For more information on what's on and when visit Globe What's On

Study Visits



West End Theatre Workshops

No performing arts trip to London is complete without at least one of our fantastic 90 minute workshops. Run by experienced professionals, in venues such as Pineapple Studios and 'Dance Works', our wide range covers a variety of skills, and in many cases can be focused on a show you are seeing as part of your trip. Most workshops end with a Q&A with a West End cast member. We can happily create a workshop just for you, just ask us!

Popular options include:

  • West End 101: Student are taught in a fun and relaxed environment, skills and techniques used by professional actors inspired by the themes of the show they are seeing.
  • Stage Combat: Students will learn about the relationship between acting and fight choreography. Discover how fights are choreographed and hone your collaboration skills whilst creating your own combat. 
  • Step by Step: Great fun and highly interactive session that immerses your group in your chosen show's music, provides them with new skills and some serious moves they can perform again and again.
  • Note by Note: A unique experience ran by a West End Musical Director as the group learn to act through your choice of song, before performing it to a cast member from the show itself!
  • Physical Theatre: Introduce your group to a variety of techniques needed to devise inventive physical theatre.
  • Theatre Improv: Perfect for fun and high energy groups! After physical and vocal warm ups, students stay active through team building and improvisational games designed to heighten focus, creativity and sensitivity to others.
  • Audition Essentials: Work with a casting director to really enhance your interview techniques (2 hours).
  • The Director's Chair: An interactive workshop focusing on textual analysis and stage craft, examining techniques for working with actors and staging scenes (3 hours).
  • Song and Dance: Work with a pianist and cast member from a show you are seeing, and reherse a song & choreography to match.
  • Other workshops include, 'Puppetry' 'Shakespeare 2000' 'Make a Scene' and 'Behind the Mask'. Please ask us for details.

Theatre and Studio Tours

Backstage theatre tours are not just about life as an actor, these can be a fascinating technical tour showing all the secrets of set and costume design. You might just see a famous face arriving for rehearsals! Choose from:

  • The National Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Royal Opera House
  • The Queens Theatre – Les Misérables. Wednesdays only
  • Shakespeare's Globe

West End Walking Tour

Come and explore the world’s largest and most vibrant theatre district! London’s West End dates back as far as 1576 and has many tales to tell:

  • Find out which are the longest running plays and musicals.
  • Delve into London’s most haunted theatres.
  • Discover which of the world’s most famous actors have appeared in the West End.
  • Join our tour guide and uncover London’s magical theatre land.



Run by world class dance teachers, these Ballroom and Latin dance sessions have a ‘Strictly Come Dancing Theme’ and take place at the state of the art studios belonging to the shows winning professional Karen Hardy.  These enjoyable 90 minute sessions will produce a winning couple who will each receive a mini trophy, whilst every member receives a personally signed photo of Karen Hardy.  Refreshments are also included. Tues- Fri mornings only.

West End Dance Workshops

Dance Masterclass 

Whether its ballet or ballroom, flamenco or freestyle, tango or tap - we have the dance class for you! Tell us what dance style your group would like to explore and we’ll do the rest. Based in London’s west end we’ll provide you with a studio and a dance instructor specialising in the style of your choice. Learn about the stylistic features of the dance, the development of techniques and its representation in the west end. Guaranteed to get your energy pumping. Workshops can be Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced.

West End Choreography

How do the top choreographers generate new movement material? In this immersive workshop participants tackle the art of composition and learn various techniques that build choreographic process. Working with West End professionals participants will gain first hand experience of

  • Choreographic Forms 
  • The Composition Process
  • Elements of Construction 
  • Manipulation of the Elements of Dance
  • Generating and Organising Movement

 Our West End performing arts tours are guaranteed to develop your group’s confidence and creativity in composition.​


Shakespeare’s Globe Winter Season 2022/23

Running from 10 November to 16 April you can choose from the following performances:

Henry V
Titus Andronicus
The Winter's Tale
The Tempest 

As a friend of The Globe, we can offer our customers exclusive priority booking. Contact us to request a priority booking today here. 

As the performances will be running on selected days we advise you to be flexible on your dates if possible. For more information on what's on and when visit Globe What's On


Your students can take part in Lively Action Workshops, that are tailored to the curriculum and explore Shakespeare’s texts practically as a play, rather than as the written word.

Globe Tour and Exhibition

Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theatre. Imagine it as it would have been at the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district.

Throughout the year their expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50 minute guided tour, with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space. Take a seat ‘within this wooden ‘O’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold

RSC in London

Throughout the year the RSC features a range of performances in London’s theatres. You’ll often see a famous face from the big screen so it’s important to book early for RSC productions in London as they sell out fast!