London Music School 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 school music tour in this excellent value-for-money destination.
Price Shown includes
- 1 night's B&B accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
- Organisation & publicity of 2 concerts
- Group travel insurance
- Generous free place ratio of 1 in 8
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2022 and is subject to availability.
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On-tour support includes...
- 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
Top performance venues
St Paul’s Cathedral
Choirs can perform lunchtime a cappella 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.
Victoria Embankment Gardens
Located alongside the River Thames, these gardens host a series of summer concerts, where groups can perform to large audiences.
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: Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 45mins
School prices available: Tuesday - Thursday evenings, Wednesday matinees.
Educational packs and workshops available. For more information on the show's educational programme, click here.
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.
Les Misérables Theatre Tour
Step behind-the-scenes of one of the longest running shows in West End history!
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 group 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 students of all ages. Available Wednesdays at 10.30am. Groups are advised to book early.
Stage School Theatre Workshop – Note by Note
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!
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.
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 +
National Theatre Backstage Tour
Go backstage at Britain’s largest theatre complex to discover the secrets behind bringing productions to the stage. Your group will get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building, including the workshops where sets and props are created, on a tour led by an experienced and enthusiastic guide.
The lastminute.com London Eye
A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The lastminute.com London Eye.
Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be Inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.
Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.
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 and the 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 students 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.
The Prince of Egypt
Experience an epic adventure! Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.
On show at: Dominion Theatre
Times: Tuesday -Saturday 7.30pm. Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm.
School rates available: Tuesday -Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?
Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, all brilliantly arranged by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.
Brought to life by an award-winning creative team in an explosive fusion of styles, this vibrant and vital brand-new West End musical is directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights), electrifying choreography from Jennifer Weber and stunning set design from Soutra Gilmour.
& Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…
On show at: Shaftesbury theatre
School rate available: Monday - Thursday
Explore Covent Garden
A trip to the capital isn’t complete without a little shopping time! We recommend Covent Garden as a suitable area for groups to explore and watch the street performers.
- London Eye
- West End Show
“To ensure the best possible concert options, choosing a variety of performance venues is always wise, particularly during the summer months. For the best venue availability and audiences, I recommend travelling on weekdays outside summer months.”
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.
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 throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
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