London Community Theatre trip

London Community Theatre Trip 2019

London Community Theatre Trip The curtain goes up on a new tradition--international community trips!  Join Dr. Al Goldfarb and your fellow theatre enthusiasts on the inaugural London Community Theatre trip.  Dr. Goldfarb and Kim McDaniel are ready to show you the London theatre scene along with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.  Combining seasoned leadership with new locations, this trip is sure to be memorable! 


Program details

Location(s)  London, England
Travel Dates
March 9-17, 2019
Housing   Thistle Kensington Gardens double occupancy (single room available; additional charges will apply).  Breakfast daily included with hotel
Entry requirements

Passport required - Must be valid until at least September 30, 2019

Visa required if not a US citizen. It is your responsibility to check the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website for more information.  Visa cost not included in program cost.


Health Insurance

Most US-based health insurance does not provide coverage abroad or only under limited circumstances.  US Medicare is not valid internationally.  You are strongly encouraged to check your current health care plan to see if you will have coverage while in London.

If you need to purchase international coverage, we recommend the following policy to our students:  Patriot Travel Medical from International Medical Group (IMG). 


Travel Insurance

The WIU Alumni Association offers travel insurance through their partnership with Travel Insurance Select.  Insurance benefits include coverage for Trip Cancellation or Interruption, flexibility with Cancel For Any Reason, Worldwide Medical Expense and Emergency Evacuation coverage and much more.  To get a quote or purchase coverage, visit Travel Insurance Select .  You can also call 800-937-1387 with questions or to purchase coverage over the phone. 


The tentative itinerary includes:

•  A half day bus tour of London on arrival day

•  Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon including transportation, walking tour with local guide

•  A combination of five West End and other productions

• Free time so you can visit landmarks and museums, take in additional shows, or shop in London's famous stores.

Packages, costs & deadlines

Full Package $4,050 per person
Included in package Round trip airfare from Chicago, charter bus between Macomb and Chicago, roundtrip airport transfers in London, lodging (double occupancy), breakfast daily at hotel, & tickets to performances
London Only Package $3,450 per person.  Limited to 10 participants
Included in package Lodging (double occupancy), breakfast daily at hotel, & tickets to performances.  Flights and airport transportation in London not included.
Registration Deadline October 31, 2018
Non-refundable Deposit $700 due with registration
Final payment Balance due November 30, 2018

* Other meals, transit passes, and personal expenses not included in either package 
*Trip registration limited to 40 total participants


Passport submission   A copy of your current, valid passport is due to Kim McDaniel no later than November 30, 2018.


To register, complete and submit one of the following options.  One form per person please


Online registration                        Downloadable registration form (pdf)


Registrations will not be processed without deposit payment and completion of a registration form.  Post-dated payments cannot be accepted.

For questions or more information, contact Kim McDaniel by phone at 309-298-2504 or by email at KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu.



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