London for Teens & Parents 2020

A trip for young people from 15-25 who have a passion for theatre and want to experience it where it is done best –  in London’s West End. Parents more than welcome!

July 24 -31

 

COVID 19 - All 2020/21 tours are suspended until further notice

We will happily answer any equiries through this web site, and will still be planning for tours as soon as we are able. Stay healthy and be at peace.


 

OPTIONS:

  • If teens are traveling with parents you can plan to stay longer or come earlier of you wish 
  • A full meal plan can be arranged for solo travelers if parents feel that would be better
  • Day to day schedule is below
  • Final decision date is March 15, 2020

 

YOUNG PERFORMERS:

  • See 6 London plays and musicals in the West End and in top tier regional theatre spaces
  • Backstage tours of some of London’s most famous performance venues.
  • Further workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the National Theatre
  • Behind the scenes at some of London’s icon shows.
  • Thames Cruise, Tower of London, Big Ben and more
  • Students 16 and up may travel alone with parent permission
  • Learn theatre where theatre is best
  • Guided and taught by Reg Parks
  • Breakfast included

PARENTS:

  • See 6 shows with your children in the evenings
  • Parents can opt in or out of workshops and theatre tours
  • Share sight seeing with your child from cruises to tours
  • We offer help in planning your time on your own if you wish it
  • Visit historic Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London and so much more
  • Create a life-long memory for you and your young thespian
  • Fully guided by Reg Parks, a teacher who has passion for theatre & London.
  • Stay longer or come early if you wish
  • A great week for Kids & Parents

COST: $3600.00 CAN

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

DAY ONE (Friday, July 24th)

Off we fly to London!

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO (Saturday, July 25th): Get Ready


AM
– Arrive in London, Check into Hotel, Orientation
AFT – Open top Bus Tour of the City
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, July 26th): Off we go


AM
– Backstage tour at the National Theatre
AFT – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Churchill’s Bunker, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery

EVENING SHOW:  Big Classic Musical

DAY FOUR (Tuesday, July 27th): From Posh to Poor


AM
–  Victoria and Albert Museum – Crafts and Theatre displays but more!
          Tour Royal Albert Hall, Walk through Hyde Park
AFT – Charles Dickens home and museum
        – Ben Franklin’s house performance experience
        – Covent Garden

EVENING SHOW:  Hilarious Comedy

DAY FIVE (Wednesday, July 28th): The Bard


AM
–  Workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
           Tour of Globe and Exhibition Hall
AFT –  Walking tour of Cheapside:
           Clink Prison, Golden Hind, Original Globe, Tower Bridge & a Fright!

EVENING SHOW:  Shakespeare at the Globe

DAY SIX (Thursday, July 29th) Big Show, Little Show


AM
–  Greenwich Village & Cutty Sark
       –   Thames River Cruise
       –  Tower of London & the Crown Jewels
AFT – Phantom of the Opera Acting Workshop
        – See Matinee of Phantom of the Opera – On same stage for 31 years
        – Backstage at Phantom to watch the re-set of the stage
PMA small show in a small space 

DAY SEVEN (Friday, July 30th)


AM
– Hampton Court & Gardens
PM – St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Monument

 

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

DAY EIGHT (Saturday)


AM
– Farewell London: May we 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, workshops and accommodation. The only true extra cost is daily meals.

What will we eat?

Make your own breakfast Included.  Lunch and dinner will be planned at local eateries with a decent selection and good prices. London can be a pricey town, but there are places to eat that aren’t hugely expensive.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Deadline is March 15th, 2020 HOWEVER

Payments are as follows:
INITIAL REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $200.00 to secure your place
1st payment of $1500.00 by March 15th, 2020
2nd Payment of $1500.00 by May 15th, 2020
Final payment of $600.00 by June 30th, 2020

Total Cost:  3600.00

TO BOOK

Email Reg & 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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