Independent London Theatre at New Year’s

Alongside Giles Ramsay, theater professional, watch two spectacular performances and enjoy a festive gala dinner as you celebrate New Year’s Eve in London with fellow Road Scholars.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 18167 60MEADV-0218
7 days
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At a Glance

Ring in the New Year in festive London by enjoying both contemporary and traditional theater, including the beloved Christmas Pantomime. Join Giles Ramsay, a director and producer of independent theater, to attend two of the top productions in the West End and join in the Yuletide custom known as “the Panto,” a rowdy, joyous show of song, dance, jokes, cross-dressing performers and audience participation. Take in a major art exhibition; enjoy afternoon tea with a leading critic at a London hotel and journey to Hampton Court Palace.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for up to three hours on some field trips.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy three theater performances: two of the top current productions and the traditional Christmas Pantomime.
  • Intimate conversations and lectures with theater professionals and critics make for an in-depth experience of the performances and give you a chance to share your opinion.
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a gala dinner and a toast with your fellow participants.

General Notes

Included in the program-only price: Five nights hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners, three theater performances, lectures by local experts, two self-directed excursions, substantial free time. Not included: Airport transfers.
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Giles Ramsay
Giles Ramsay is an independent theater director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the founding director of the charity Developing Artists, a fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theater projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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