Young Performer Training in London: Spring Break 2020

A trip for young performers from 15-25 who want to hone their craft with training in London’s West End. Parents holiday track available as well!

March 14th – 22nd

 

YOUNG PERFORMER
TRACK

  • 4 days of Acting Intensive with working London professionals that will work on specific elements of your performance craft and build your confidence
  • See 6 London plays and musicals in the West End and in top tier regional theatre space
  • Backstage tours of some of London’s most famous performance venues
  • See well known actors on the stage of London.
  • Further workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the National Theatre
  • Thames Cruise, Tower of London, Big Ben and more
  • Students 16 and up may travel alone with parent permission
  • Breakfast included

ADULT PARENT
TRACK

  • A week of sightseeing in London while your children study
  • See 6 shows with your children in the evenings
  • Shopping at markets and unique London stores
  • Enjoy pubs, afternoon tea and unique dining opportunities
  • Take a cruise down the Thames
  • Visit historic Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London for starters
  • Create a life-long memory for you and your young thespian
  • Parents can also join workshops if they wish to participate and your child is willing to have you there
  • Breakfast included 

COST: $3300.00 CAN + GST/per person

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

DAY ONE (Saturday)

Off we fly to London!

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO (Sunday): Get Ready

EVERYONE:
AM
– Arrive in London, Check into Hotel, Orientation
PM – Go to the top of the highest building in Western Europe – The Shard
EVENING:  Dinner and a good rest – it’s about to get busy

 

DAY THREE (Monday)

PERFORMERS:
AM
– Introduction to acting, focusing on voice, speech, then exploring character development
PM – Further improvisation techniques and exploring physical theatre techniques
PARENTS: 
AM – Westminster Abbey, The Banqueting House, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery
PM – Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Harrods
EVENING SHOW:  Big Classic Musical

DAY FOUR (Tuesday)

PERFORMERS:
AM
– Musical theatre: exploring the concepts of ‘acting through song’
PM – Introduction to Stage Combat, learning a body of moves for stage
PARENTS: 
AM – Visit Windsor Castle, Windsor township & Eton College
PM – High Tea & Free time in London
EVENING SHOW:  Hilarious Comedy

DAY FIVE (Wednesday)

PERFORMERS:
AM
– Looking into modern acting through work in text, sub text with a focus on a particular playwright
PM – Devising theatre out of the characters, stories, and material covered throughout the past 2.5 days
PARENTS: 
AM – Open top bus tour of city
PM – Sloan Gallery & watching your young actors perform their devised theatre piece
EVENING SHOW:  Hard Hitting Drama

DAY SIX (Thursday)

PERFORMERS:
AM
– Looking into modern acting through work in text, sub text with a focus on a particular playwright
PM – Devising theatre out of the characters, stories, and material covered throughout the past 2.5 days
PARENTS: 
AM – Open top bus tour of city
PM – Sloan Gallery & watching your young actors perform their devised theatre piece
EVENING SHOW:  A night at Shakespeare’s Globe

DAY SEVEN (Friday)

EVERYONE:
AM
– Tower of London & the Crown Jewels
PM – St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Monument or Group Choice

 

EVENING SHOW:  Another great big musical – maybe a bit edgier

DAY EIGHT (Saturday)

EVERYONE:
AM
– Free Day
PM – Free Day – optional day trip to Stonehenge

 

EVENING SHOW:  Away from the glitz where the shows have more guts

DAY NINE (SUNDAY)

Farewell London – we will see you again

 

 

Centre Stage Tours is proud to be partnering with the Langley office of Travel Professionals International to provide all of the flight, accommodation and transportation booking for all of our tours.

TPI’s BC Registration Number is 28159
Who can go on this trip?
Anyone 15+ can go on the trip alone provided they have full parental permission, full insurance and agree to follow the guide’s directions at all times.
Who else can go on the trip?
Any adult family members can join the student on the trip provided they are willing to help supervise the group.  Young siblings can also join in the trip provided an adult family member is travelling with them.
What are the accommodations?

We will be staying at a renovated Georgian mansion in southeast London.  There is a large community kitchen, 11 bedrooms of various sizes, a pool and a large garden.  The rooms can be divided into same-sex dorms of up to five people each.  Smaller rooms will be for roommates or parent and child as needed.  The earlier you sign up, the more room selection you have.

In the kitchen we will make our own breakfasts from food provided.  Dietary concerns can be arranged prior to the trip.

What's Included in the cost?
All flights, ground transportation, theatre tickets, site entries and accommodation.
What will we eat?
Make your own breakfast Included.  Options available for lunch and dinner plans at an extra cost
How do we get around London?
We will be taking the following transportation around London:

 

 

Train:  The train network around London is extensive and runs from 5AM to 1AM.  The closest train station to our residence is a 10 minute walk away.  The pleasant train ride to the centre of London takes just 20 minutes.

Tube:  The ‘Tube’ is the nickname for London’s famous underground electric rail system.  Your 7 day pass will be good on all tubes, trains and buses in zones 1-3 of the Transportation for London map.

Buses: Double-decker and single level buses go from almost outside our front door to everywhere in London.  Many of them run 24 hours and are safe and easy to understand with a few key pointers, that we will give in your orientation.

Walking: Everyone in London walks.  There is no way to get anywhere without eventually walking some portion of it.  The walks are safe and for the most part level.

Who are the workshop instructors

We have designed a custom built series of workshops with one of London’s top acting training groups: Theatre Workout.  On the schedule page you can see the details laid out for each day.

The people offering the workshops are all working London theatre professionals.  Here is a note from the director of the program as to the calibre of the people providing the training:

“All our practitioners are industry professionals who have trained at drama school and have at least three years professional experience. They include actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, fight directors, etc. We often do not know who will be leading until about 2-3 weeks before the workshop, as they are all freelance and keep going off on tours, etc.  Your team will include practitioners who have performed in the West End, at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in concerts and UK and International tours. One is now in Matilda the musical, another has recently returned to New York and is working non-stop on Broadway. Another is on an international tour for the next few months.”

We promise that the programs offered and the training given will be of an excellent calibre and that you will learn a lot from them to add to your performers tool kit in the week we are there.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Early-Bird Booking Deadline is November 30th, 2019 HOWEVER
Registrations will be taken up until December 30th, 2019 providing there is still room on the tour.
Payments are as follows:
INITIAL REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $200.00 to secure your place
1st payment of $1500.00 by December 30th, 2019
2nd Payment of $1000.00 by January 30th, 2020
Final payment of $600.00 by February 15th, 2020

Total Cost:  3300.00

TO BOOK

Email Reg & Erin Parks at cstagetours@gmail.com to book your place on the tour.
A $1500 Deposit made to Reg Parks Productions will guarantee your space on the tour.
Pay by check to 1306 69 Jamieson Court BC New Westminster  V3L 5R3 or by EFT to cstagetours@gmail.com.
Upon receipt of deposit you will be sent an account statement and reminders for following payments.

CANCELLATION POLICY

NOTE: We encourage all travelers to purchase private cancellation insurance through BCAA or their own provider.
We will return any unspent funds to you minus a $250.00 handling fee if you choose to cancel.
If Centre Stage Tours cancels a trip then your money will be refunded.
Purchases which are refundable such as airline tickets will be returned to you minus any cancellation fees from the vendor.
Purchases which cannot be refunded such as theatre tickets will be counted as a loss and funds will not be returned.

 

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