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.
Health and emergency evacuation insurance* (International Programs Only)
Program directors and staff on-site 24/7
CCSA Central Office
Stephen Farley - Applications
Robert Bedard - Payments
Robin Byerly - Travel
Group or Individual Travel Allowed
Option One - Group Travel
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
Option Two - Individual Travel
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.
Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time).
* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
Program Dates December 26, 2017 —January 08, 2018 Base Price
$1065 Enrollment Status: CLOSED
Regular Application Deadline September 29, 2017 App Fee Currently $250
400 Years of Popular London Theatre
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.
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.
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!
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!