London Music School Trips & Tours

The wide number and variety of performance venues available in London make it an ideal destination for music groups of all ages and abilities, plus along with the great range of amazing workshops and West End theatre trips, NST can provide an itinerary to match your music groups’ needs in this excellent value-for-money destination.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Blue Badge Guided tour by coach. Check into your accommodation Coca-Cola London Eye
2 Time in Covent Garden Concert in The Actor's Church, St Paul's Covent Garden West End Show
3 Rehearsal time Concert in Victoria Embankment Gardens Thames River Cruise
4 Royal Opera House Tour Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Blue Badge Guided tour by coach. Check into your accommodation
Evening Coca-Cola London Eye
Morning Time in Covent Garden
Afternoon Concert in The Actor's Church, St Paul's Covent Garden
Evening West End Show
Morning Rehearsal time
Afternoon Concert in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Evening Thames River Cruise
Morning Royal Opera House Tour
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

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On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
  •  A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay 

Accommodation

Popular options in London


Top performance venues

St Paul’s Cathedral

Choirs can perform lunchtime a capella recitals of 30 minutes at this famous and beautiful cathedral (outside of the summer season), creating a memorable experience at one of London’s most eminent landmarks.

St Alfege Church, Greenwich

Long revered as the burial place of Thomas Tallis, the ‘Father of English church music’, this beautiful and historic church will provide a memorable venue for musicians and music lovers.

St John’s, Smith Square

Situated in the heart of Westminster, St John’s is regarded as one of London’s finest concert venues, and can be hired for quality, classical ensembles. We recommend weekday performances only.

Churches of the City of London

During the week the churches of the City of London offer groups the opportunityto perform lunchtime concerts for office workers and visitors to the city.

The Actor’s Church, St Paul’s, Covent Garden

This popular celebrated church in London’s busy West End hosts a wide variety of performances throughout the year.

Hampton Court Gardens

Performance groups of all styles of music can play in these spectacular gardens for the large tourist audiences that the palace attracts.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Located alongside the River Thames, these gardens host a series of summer concerts, where groups can perform to large audiences.


Top visits

Wicked

Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. The spectacular production and incredible story inspires discussion about propaganda, tolerance, bullying and friendship. 

On show at: The Apollo Victoria Theatre 
Times: Monday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm 
Running time: 2hrs 45mins 
School prices available: Monday - Thursday evenings, Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs available.

Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production is indisputably the world’s most popular musical seen by over 70 million people worldwide. This spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night. 

On show at: Queen’s Theatre 
Times: Monday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm 
Running time: 2hrs 50mins 
School prices available: Monday - Thursday evenings, Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs available.

Matilda the Musical

Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of Matilda the Musical has now opened in London to extraordinary critical acclaim. Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage. Your group will be delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. 

On show at: Cambridge Theatre 
Times: Tuesday at 7.00pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3.00pm 
Running time: 2hrs 35mins 
School prices available: Tuesday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday matinees.

Educational packs available.

Matilda the Musical School Workshops are available and are designed to introduce your pupils to the story of Matilda, the key characters and the creative process of bringing it to life on stage. Led by RSC practitioners, these active 90-minute sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of pupils of all ages. Available Wednesdays at 10.30am. Groups are advised to book early.

NST Stage School Theatre Workshop – Song in Performance

Learn singing techniques and how to act through song with a West End musical director. Share all you have learnt in a performance for a cast member from the show you are seeing. You can suggest a song of your choice or one can be picked for you - it’s up to you!

NST Stage School Workshops are delivered by qualified teaching artists (so you can get involved too) and can be tailored to your chosen show, as well as your curriculum requirements.

London Symphony Orchestra – Audioactive Workshop

A unique and exciting workshop where pupils use music technology and acoustic instruments to create a group composition, improvisation and performance. Explore the concepts of contemporary composition and sonic art through a hands-on electro-acoustic workshop. Your pupils will collaborate with the workshop leader and each other to devise a piece of music.

London Symphony Orchestra - Remix the Orchestra: Technology Workshop

Your group will use samples from the LSO’s catalogue to create a new composition. Using GarageBand software, pupils select loops from the LSO’s extensive recordings and combine them with other styles and genres. The workshops can run for an hour and a half, three hours, or for a full school day. At the end of the session schools receive two audio CDs of their work, and you may optionally order extra CD’s for the pupils.

London Symphony Orchestra - Balinese Gamelan Workshop

A gamelan is a set of bronze metallophones and tuned gongs indigenous to Indonesia, where it is played for temple ceremonies and to accompany dance, drama and shadow puppet plays. There are many different types; LSO’s is from Bali. The music is formed largely of repeating patterns that can be quickly learned and played as a group by most participants regardless of age or musical experience.

Coca-Cola London Eye

For a fantastic bird’s eye view of England’s capital city, take a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye. Spot famed landmarks and take in the 30-mile panoramic view. Plus enjoy fantastic group prices with NST.

Educational resources are available for engineering, maths, ICT and primary school groups.

Highlights of London Blue Badge Guided Tour

See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben & Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Thames River Cruise

Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your pupils will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.

Disney's The Lion King Education Workshops

Everyone from beginners to professionals can experience the thrill of the West End through these hands-on explorations of theatrical performance that are led by expert Disney teaching artists. Options include: 

Spotlight on Acting - ages 9 +

Spotlight on Movement & Music - ages 7 +

Spotlight on Singing - ages 12 +

Spotlight on Dancing - ages 14 +

 

 

School of Rock

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?  

On show at: New London Theatre
Times: Wednesday - Sunday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Disney's Aladdin

Brought to theatrical life by a legendary creative team, Disney’s new Broadway musical ALADDIN will sweep you into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle. Featuring the timeless songs from the classic film including A Whole New World, Friend Like Me and Arabian Nights along with new music written for the production, ALADDIN is an extraordinary theatrical event you will want to be amongst the first to experience.

On show at: Prince Edward Theatre
Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

To find out what’s involved in a pre-show workshop click here to view a short video.  

Disney’s Aladdin Education Workshops

These exciting workshops are run by Disney Theatrical Teaching Artists who are experience, specifically trained and DBS checked.

Movement & Music Arabian Nights 

Your wishes come true as you learn the iconic music and inventive choreography to the West End’s hit musical. Disney Teaching Artists will lead you on a magical journey from a West End rehearsal studio to the wondrous world of Agrabah.

Spotlight on Acting

Hop on a flying carpet and explore the magical world of Aladdin. Disney Teaching Artists will help you develop your own version of the memorable cast of characters in Aladdin and explore what it takes to bring these beloved characters to life on stage.

Spotlight on Singing

Explore the unique musical style of Aladdin, learn to sing as a cohesive ensemble as you incorporate movement and acting to enrich storytelling

Spotlight on Dancing

Experience the incredible choreography from Aladdin in this dance-focused workshop. Layer in singing and acting as you step into the shoes of a triple-threat West End performer.

 


Evening activites

  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • West End Show

Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

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