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Baltimore Center Stage Society Trips

Join us for the 2019 London Society Trip!

As a benefit of your generous support, your membership in the Center Stage Society provides you access to exclusive trips and behind-the-scenes experiences. We hope you can join us for this special trip to London.

Space is limited: Contact specialevents@centerstage.org with questions or to reserve your spot.

What’s Included:

  • Five Star Hotel Accommodations (Double Occupancy) at the Brown’s Hotel
  • Behind-the-Scenes Access and Conversations with Artists and Scholars
  • Five Theater Performances
  • Theater Discussion with Guardian Critic Michael Billington
  • Excursion to Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House with Lunch
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Daily Full English Breakfast
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • All led by a tour manager and a Center Stage Executive staff member

Please note: Air travel is not included. Basic insurance coverage is included.

 

ITINERARY

Mon, Oct 21:

Embark on an exciting five night/five-star London theater experience!

 

Tue, Oct 22:

Arrival in London. A tour manager will greet you and provide a single coach transfer into the city center. Upon arrival, store your bags at the hotel and begin exploring the fabulous West End of London. (Please note that hotel check-in is generally not before 3pm and rooms cannot be guaranteed for early check-in.)

Get a chance to sip a cocktail, snack on a canape, and get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception at or near your hotel.

This evening enjoy your first London theater performance.

 

Wed, Oct 22:

Start your day with a full English Breakfast provided by the hotel and included with your stay each morning.

Enjoy an engaging conversation with Guardian Theatre Critic Michael Billington. The experience, which will take place over biscuits and tea, will provide a forum for discussion of performances seen and to be seen during your stay.

This afternoon enjoy your first afternoon matinee performance followed by a free evening to sample one of the many amazing London restaurants.

 

Thu, Oct 24:

Today will take you to the outskirts of London to Hampstead Heath, one of London’s largest open-air spaces. Following a stroll, enjoy a visit of the Kenwood House, built in the early 17th Century. Transformed into a grand neoclassical villa in the 18th Century, and then restored to its Georgian splendor, the Kenwood House is home to a world-famous art collection.

Round out your morning with a lovely country pub lunch before returning to London.

Enjoy another theater performance this evening.

 

Fri, Oct 25:

This morning, enjoy a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum. This visit will concentrate on the Theatre and Performance collections with over 3,500 stage costumes and accessories.

After the visit enjoy some free time for lunch and a stroll. You may want to check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill or explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia.

Before your evening performance come together as a group to learn about the English Tea tradition while enjoying a cocktail and some nibbles.

Pending confirmation this evening’s performance will be at the Young Vic and will include a visit with former Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, now Artistic Director at the Young Vic Theater.

 

Sat, Oct 26:

After a free morning to shop, stroll or sip, join the group for an afternoon matinee performance.

Enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine and lively conversation about your amazing week of London theater.

 

Sun, Oct 27: Departure

Transfer to the airport as a group for return flight to the United States. Please note that additional nights at the hotel will be made available at a special group rate.

Itinerary is subject to change.


For questions or to save your spot, contact specialevents@centerstage.org.

Total trip cost is $5,000 per person. There is a $979 fee for a single room supplement. A deposit of $500 per person is due June 1 to secure your spot and the balance is due July 1. 

Payments can be made by sending checks payable to Baltimore Center Stage to the attention of the Development Department, or by calling 410.986.4022 to make a credit card payment via phone.

 

Suggested Flights:

Oct 21  AA 6173 from BWI–Heathrow, 8:50pm–9:00am
Oct 27  AA 6174 from Heathrow–BWI, 3:15pm–7:45pm


About the Baltimore Center Stage Society
Created in 1993, the Baltimore Center Stage Society recognizes the generous support of trustees and major donors whose annual contributions of $1,500 or more provide special opportunities for our artists and audiences. Society members ensure that the theater remains an open, creative space that can offer tickets at affordable prices. Society members actively engage in various theatrical experiences, enjoying sneak peeks into rehearsals, behind-the-scenes conversations with directors and actors, and the opportunity to join Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra and Executive Director Michael Ross on trips around the world! For information on how you can become a member, please contact the Development Department or make an online donation today.