UMW Theatre in London


UMW Theatre in London


Program Dates

May 15 — June 4

Summer 2023


Register for this program by January 8, 2023. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

View our cancellation policy.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $6,675 due February 5, 2023.


  • International airfare
  • Airport transfers in the UK
  • Tube (metro) transportation in zones 1 and 2 (Oyster card)
  • Tuition (LU transcript as School of record)
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Entrance and Theatre tickets for performances on itinerary
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • Textbooks
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing
  • ETIAS (electronic travel authorization) fee
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program requires a moderate to high level of activity, including significant city walking, lengthy hours, and navigation of public transportation.

In this 3-week experience, students will witness and reflect upon world-class theatre productions in London, England. Along with Faculty Leader Marc Williams, students will visit theatres and other significant arts and culture sites in London and endeavor to understand the role theatre has played—and continues to play—in shaping cultural identity in London and beyond.

  • 12 Theatre performances at venues like The National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, The Royal Court, and the Old Vic.
  • Full day excursion to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Tour and performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, a modern reconstruction of the original.
  • Visits to significant cultural and historic sites such as Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court, The British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • City sightseeing tours (The Shard, London Eye, Covent Garden, Westminster, Southbank, Trafalgar Square)
  • Free time to explore London.


Students will stay in hotel accommodations in London zones 1 or 2 in double occupancy rooms.


Students will earn 6 credits (THEA 451 AND 452) via transfer credit. All students will need to complete the CIE Study Abroad Course Approval form prior to departure which will facilitate the credit transfer process. Transcripts will be received from Lincoln University, the school of record for KEI (program partner).

Students will attend theatre productions and consider how each performance can be viewed as a simultaneous reflection of three societies: that of the playwright, the characters, and the audience. In addition to theatre attendance, class meetings and discussions will be held on site in places like Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, or the theatre collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Site visits, readings, and assignments will place theatre performances in social and historical contexts that will deepen students’ engagement and prompt meaningful reflection.

UMW Theatre in London participants can also satisfy their Beyond the Classroom or Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director.


Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate.  This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major though preference will be given to upperclass Theatre majors. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a C grade of above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW. The program is also open to non-UMW students and UMW Alumni.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).

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