Program Details

The London Theater Tour is a 16 day-long program, in January. This program gives students the opportunity to earn academic credit while witnessing the best of what Contemporary British Theater has to offer. After this program, you will earn 3 undergradu
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

This Winter Break, make the world your stage by studying abroad for two weeks in London! Led by Ken Elston, Director of the School of Theater at George Mason University, this study abroad program has been one of Mason Study Abroad's most popular for over nine years running! Participants will see a number of shows, ranging from fringe productions to West End productions. Previous plays have included:

  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
  • Golem
  • Treasure Island
  • Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Love’s Labours Won
  • Behind the Beautiful Forever’s
  • Scottsboro Boys
  • Henry IV Part 1
  • Assassin’s

A distinguishing component of this program are the workshops and backstage tours that students will attend. These are interactive workshops and tours that are conducted by groups such as the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Credits offered:


  • English (ENGH) 202: Texts and Contexts (satisfies Mason Core requirement for Literature)
  • English (ENGH) 309: Topics in Literature
  • Theater (THR) 101: Theatrical Medium (satisfies Mason Core requirement for Arts)
  • Theater (THR) 359: World Stages (satisfies Mason Core requirement for Global Understanding)
  • Theater (THR) 497: Independent Study


  • Theatre (THR) 599: Independent Study
Setting Description:
Participants will stay in a hotel downtown London. In double or triple occupancy rooms.
Program Fee (Winter 2016): $3870

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