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Join the Olney Theatre's leadership team - Jason Loewith, Artistic Director, and Debbie Ellinghaus, Managing Director - for an exceptional, behind-the-scenes theater tour of London. With exclusive discussions, tickets to some of the most daring shows, and the company of like-minded theater enthusiasts and friends of Olney Theatre Center, this is an experience not to be missed. Insider Cultural Tours, which will host this tour, has nearly a decade of experience creating unique London theater tours - no two are ever the same. You'll stay in the heart of London, close to theaters, galleries, and shops.

5 Exceptional Shows

We’ll get the best seats available to the top shows in London, with an eye to new plays that take an artistic risk and speak to a diverse audience. We’ve already booked seats for A Very Very Dark Matter by Martin McDonagh. He’s won a host of awards for his darkly comic screenplays (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges) and plays (Hangmen, The Pillowman). Since most U.K. companies don’t announce very far in advance, especially theatres that produce new plays, we finalize our roster about 60-90 days before departure. Besides the West End, we will especially focus on booking shows at the following theaters: Almeida, Arcola, Bridge, Bush, Donmar, Finborough, Hampstead, Menier Chocolate Factory, National Theatre, Royal Court, Soho, Theatre 503, Tricycle, and White Bear.

3 or more Discussions with Arts Professionals

On last year’s tour, we met the playwrights of Labour of Love and Oil, two shows that will have their American Premieres at Olney Theatre Center next season. Intimate discussions with London arts professionals like James Graham and Ella Hickson make this tour truly unique. You’ll rub shoulders with working actors, directors, artistic directors, critics, and playwrights. They’ll provide you with invaluable context and knowledge about the British culture, and the inside scoop on the latest U.K. theatre trends.


To reserve your spot by June 10 or learn more, please contact Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-924-4485, ext. 103.


All details will be finalized 60-90 days before departure.