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Quintessence visits London this July!

July 10 - 20, 2019

Calling all dedicated theater goers: Join Quintessence Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, Alexander Burns, on an unforgettable exploration of British theaters. Spend 11 theater-filled days seeing plays and touring the great theaters under the guidance of one of Philadelphia’s top theater experts.

July 10: First stop is Stratford-upon-Avon where you will experience the best of Shakespeare performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Alex will guide you through Shakespeare’s birthplace, Trinity Church and Warwick Castle as you debate the myth of Shakespeare.

July 13: You will travel with your fellow theater enthusiasts back to London to enjoy a full week of plays, theater tours and lively discussions. Alex will take you backstage at The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Each evening before you see some of London’s great theatre, you will join Alex for a pre-show preamble. Then you enjoy the season’s best plays at The National Theatre, The Almeida, The Young Vic, The Royal Court, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

The price of the tour is $2000 and includes theatre tickets, tour tickets, pre-show drinks, high tea at Fortnum and Mason, and transportation between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Not included in the tour price are airfare, hotels in London and Stratford-Upon-Avon, transportation from London to Stratford-upon-Avon, and meals.

The tour begins in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2019 and concludes after the evening performance on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The tour is limited to 15 people and is available on a first come first serve basis. A $1000 deposit is required and may be made through our website (the balance is due by May 1, 2019). Quintessence will not make travel/hotel arrangements for you but can provide the name of a travel agent upon request.

Reserve your spot now before it is too late!

For more information about the trip please feel free to email