Bring the script to life with an English literature trip to London's West End!

London’s theatres enjoy a great heritage and world-renowned reputation. They host a wide variety of performances throughout the year. On arrival in London, we can organise a choice of backstage tours, either to the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe or Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

An evening meal can be arranged at the Hard Rock Café or Planet Hollywood, followed by an evening theatre performance. And, on the way back to school on the second day, make sure you visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

Small group? Why not join forces with the performing arts department to make this trip cross-curricular?

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Travel to London

Tour of Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Enjoy Wicked - the Musical in the West End


Visit Warner Bros Studio - the Making of Harry Potter

2 days, 1 night Price from £89 pp
  • 1 night's bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Dedicated Itinerary Manager
  • Detailed information pack
  • Evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe or Planet Hollywood
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Return executive coach travel


Educational Activities

National Theatre Backstage Tours

National Theatre Backstage Tours

Get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building on a tour led by experienced and enthusiastic National Theatre guides.… Read More

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the… Read More

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Tour

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Tour

Through the Stage Dooris the UK's first interactive theatre tour at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The history of the… Read More

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London.… Read More

Wicked the Musical

Wicked the Musical

Discover the untold story of the Witches of Oz in Wicked; one of the most successful and longest-running shows in… Read More

Cultural Activities

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative… Read More

Houses Of Parliament

Houses Of Parliament

Take a guided tour around the houses of Parliament where you will be able to see the Commons and Lords… Read More

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s biggest observation wheel. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, it is the… Read More

Tower of London

Tower of London

There are dozens of amazing sights and activities at the Tower of London. Students can spend the day visiting the… Read More

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