London Theatre Workshop

London, UK | Minimum Age - 13 years

Head over to England, the spiritual home of theatre, to study drama and performing arts at one of the best drama schools in the country. This course is a great introduction to acting, singing, street dance, jazz, in addition to audition and microphone techniques giving teenagers interested in theatre a real understanding of what further education or a career in the performing arts could entail. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the best teachers in the field as well as professionals from varied backgrounds in theatre. For a well-rounded experience, our evenings will be spent watching some spectacular West End theatre and exploring London, off-beat style. The perfect trip for any young theatre enthusiast!

What can you expect to achieve from this trip
  • Spend over 20 hours at one of England’s leading drama schools
  • Learn a range of styles from professionals and full time faculty of the institute
  • Combine vocational development with solid training to understand what life as a performing artist is all about
  • Watch plays at the West End and Shakespear's Globe Theatre
  • Visit the Theatre and Performance exhibition at the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art & design
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development
  • Get rewarded with an Internship certificate from Sylvia Young Theatre School and DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

Drama Lessons at a top School
Audition & Microphone Technique
Assess Further Education in Performing Arts
Witness West-End Theatre
Witness Alternate Theatre

Itinerary - 6 Days

Arrive in London

On arrival in London, we will meet with those not on the group flight and transfer to our accommodation for the week.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 1 of Theatre school & Walking Tour of London

This is our first full day in London and the first day at the drama school. Today, you will be introduced to the basic concepts in theatre including but not restricted to drama, singing, audition techniques, dance, and much more.

At the end of school today, we head straight out for a walking tour of London.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 of Theatre School & Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

With the basics in place from yesterday, we continue our sessions on developing our skills in different areas of theatre.

Finish up at the school today and we head over to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for a short tour followed by a performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 of Theatre School & The V&A Museum

Continue the sessions at the theatre school during the day. Later in the evening we visit the Theatre and Performance exhibition at the V&A.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 of Theatre School & A Play at the West End

We have an action packed day in London ahead of us. Head over to the theatre school this morning for the last full-day session for our course before capping of the day with a trip to the West End! Watch the pros in a long-running West End musical to cap a great trip to London!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

London - Departure

With the trip of a lifetime behind us, we head to the airport to catch the flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Expert on this trip

Malvika Bhandary

Malvika Bhandary

Malvika’s love for the outdoors comes from the 4-5 weeks a year her family would spend in the wilderness - sleeping in tents, fishing and cooking their own food & even bathing in the Cauvery river. Her most vivid memory from those years is watching a majestic tusker swim across the river! Before setting up her own graphic design firm, she lived in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve managing a resort. She loves elephants, the sound of flowing water, the smell of old books, petrichor and all things creative! Oh, and Frank Sinatra can get her through the toughest of days!

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis - separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

What flights should I book? Open or Close

Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Mumbai:

Onward:
Saturday EK 509 BOM 01:40 DXB 00:05 (next day)
Sunday EK 11 DXB 02.45 LGW 07.20
Return:
Friday EK 12LGW 10:00 DXB 20:00
Friday EK 500 DXB 21.55 BOM 02.30 (next day)

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival and departure from London to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

What is the accommodation like? Open or Close

On this trip our participants will be staying at a youth hostel on sharing basis. Toilets and bathrooms are not attached. The Trip Leader stays at the same facility with the group.

Do I need any prior experience in drama / theatre to join this trip? Open or Close

No, you do not require any prior experience in drama or theatre to benefit from this experience, though some sort of exposure to the world of performing arts will be beneficial. This trip covers exposure to a wide range of topics including the basics. All you need is a love for theatre, an open mind and a desire to learn.

Is there any special documentation needed to obtain a visa for UK? Open or Close

All Indians entering UK need a valid UK visa. Travellers below the age of 18 travelling as unaccompanied minors need to specify this clearly on the application. You may also may require documentation relating to the person receiving the participants at the destination. DoTheDifferent provides visa assistance though the documentation is the responsibility of the parents / travellers. Visa is granted at the consulates discretion.

Dates

Start Date End Date
7 April 2019 12 April 2019
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Why Us

  • Life is an adventure

    Discover, appreciate and understand the world you live in
  • Global Exposure

    An insight into unconventional opportunities
  • Develop New Skills & Interests

    Many that can’t be taught in an ordinary classroom
  • Learn first-hand from the experts

    Get access to specialists and leaders in their field
  • Comprehensive Personality Development

    Independence, Team Building & Leadership
  • Authentic Cultural Exchanges & Community Work

    Meaningful experiences that make a difference
  • Meet like-minded Youth

    From all over India and at times the world
  • 100% Safe Environment

    Self-discovery & Growth in a secure environment
  • Internship & Participation Certificate

    Value Addition to College Applications with the Certificate