While Shakespeare may have been referring to life in general when he famously wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” on the CCSA London Theatre Program you will have the opportunity to experience London live! From your home base in a four-star central London hotel, explore London’s vibrant theatre scene. As an exclusive addition to the London Theatre program, you will attend several live performances.
Included are several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover or Stratford & Warwick.
London Theatre Program Package
Base Price $3,319 Includes:
Accommodations in twin rooms with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms
With an art deco facade, this upscale hotel is a 4-minute walk from Green Park tube station (with direct connection to Heathrow airport) and 7 minutes from the designer boutiques of Bond Street. The Washington Mayfair is a distinguished hotel with a history dating back to 1913. Its Art Deco origins can be clearly seen in the exquisite and understated bas relief features on the exterior. You will be staying in one of London’s finest locations, Curzon Street, tucked into the heart of Mayfair, a few minutes from Park Lane. A full English buffet breakfast is included each morning, with service from 7 – 10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 – 11:30 AM on weekends and January 1. Lunch and evening meals are at the participant’s expense.
Travel together with other participants as well as faculty and staff from the CCSA programs with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a ticket on your behalf. The airline cost will be included
in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport. Includes
Course Description: What kept audiences coming back for more? Survey 400 years of theatrical entertainment in London. Your Theatreland excursions include the Globe Theatre, a backstage tour of Drury Lane (roots to the Restoration), touring the modern Royal National Theatre complex or another facility; plus the Theatre Exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Enjoy major productions (including a musical and one classical work). Join in a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon (birthplace of Shakespeare). There will be opportunities for other West End shows. Students could walk four to six miles outdoors each day, depending on activities. London winters are more damp and often colder than students may be used to experiencing in the southern parts of the U.S.
Theatre on Location, From Classics to Contemporary
Course Description: Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge and will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theatres, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location. The ability to walk 2-4 miles a day; the ability to remain quiet and still for up to 3 hours in a performance; the concentration to fully appreciate guest speakers, class discussions, and tour guides
Course Description: Discover the world of British theatre by attending several dramatic productions in London's amazing West End district and other locales. Delve into the origins of drama from the classical period through the medieval mystery, miracle, and morality plays. Survey drama from the Renaissance and the Georgian period to the modern era. Explore aspects of staging, lighting, costuming, music, directing, and set design through tentative backstage tours of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe on Southbank, and the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour just outside of London. Touch literary history on our day trips to such destinations as Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's hometown), Canterbury Cathedral (site of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket), Dover Castle, or Bath. Return home with a wealth of experience and knowledge about British drama and English culture. Join us on our excellent thespian adventure for a truly dramatic field trip before the final curtain call! In experiencing the sights and settings of London and days out of London, students can expect to walk an average of approximately 3-6 miles each day. Some days might be as much as 8-10 miles. London in December/January will be cold, so students should be prepared for wintry weather. Students are urged to apply common sense as they navigate different kinds of topography and very quickly changing weather. Students will be reminded to dress in layers and have very comfortable walking shoes.
Prerequisite: Students should have completed their college's basic writing requirements
Dr. Mickey Wadia and Dr. Mercy Cannon |
3 Cr. Hrs. |
Theatre / Liberal Studies / Interdisciplinary / Art & Design
The London Arts Experience: Theatre, Art, Music & Design
Course Description: London, one of the most exciting cities in the world, is home to centuries of visual art, performance, design, and architecture. In this class you'll visit theatres, music venues, cemeteries, museums, and galleries. You'll see some of London's most famous sites, and explore unique places that are off the beaten path. You'll see cutting edge theatre and graffiti art, you'll hear music that ranges from classical to blues to contemporary, and you'll gain first-hand knowledge of how design, urban engineering, architecture, and the arts come together in and around the dynamic streets of London! On average: 3 miles of walking per day (some days might be 5, but that's rare). We will spend time out in the weather, not just in moving from venue to venue, but some of our activities take place outside, and in whatever weather is happening that day.