Into the Heart of Theatre: Study the Stage in London’s West End

Immerse yourself in the dramatic arts in London. Learn theatre history and technique in classrooms used by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and at renowned theatres around London.
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Program No. 23006RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Established in 1904, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) has long been regarded as “the” place to study for world-class education in all things theatre. During a week of intensive theatrical studies at studios used by RADA, delve into the world of comedy and tragedy as you explore theatrical origins from cave paintings to the Greeks and through the saucy period of the English Reformation to today. Enjoy six performances in London’s West End, and discuss the shows with a leading London theatre critic. Go behind-the-scenes and meet local directors and actors to learn the ins and outs of the craft, and enjoy lectures with experts to find out how theatre has illuminated the human condition throughout history.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5 miles per day. Boarding motorcoach, driving within London.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join historians and theatre professionals to explore the history and technique of the art form, including a hands-on workshop with acclaimed West End actors.
  • Visit the original location of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and walk the streets of the medieval red-light district where Christopher Marlowe once wandered.
  • Take in six enthralling performances at some of London’s leading theatres.
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Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones is a theater expert who has managed community theater projects throughout England. He has worked on Reminiscence Theatre projects with Age Exchange since 2000 and previously was on staff at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, where he organized theater workshops and interviewed many leading actors and directors. Malcolm has appeared on many television and radio programs to speak about theater and theater history, including BBC News.

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

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