Theatre Travel

Join the Trippers!

Enjoy travel? Love theatre? Join The Trippers, a fun-loving group of American Stage theatre travelers. Up to four trips per year are offered with an annual theater trip to New York City every March, a trip to the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in the summer, and two other trips to exciting US and European cities. Past trips have included visits to England, Ireland, many regions in France and Italy, the Czech Republic, regions of Canada, and trans-Atlantic crossings.

Over the years, the trips have raised over one million dollars for American Stage while providing Trippers with great memories and good times. Trippers typically stay in four-star hotels, eat in the finest local restaurants, and receive excellent seats at some of the world’s best theatres. These high-quality trips are a good value for our guests based on American Stage’s travel connections and partners. (A tax-deductible donation to American Stage is included in the cost of each trip.)

Upcoming Trips:

London
October 21-31, 2019

Previous Trips:

Canada (Shaw Festival)
July 8-13, 2019

Palm Beach
December 10 – 14, 2018

Chicago
October 17-21, 2018

Shaw Festival
June 25-30, 2018

NYC
April 4-8, 2018

South Florida
December 12-16, 2017

Niagara on the Lake & Shaw Festival
August 28-September 2, 2017

London
October 10-20, 2017

To book a trip or to learn more about the Trippers, contact Tom Block, General Manager, at
727-823-1600 x 208 or tomblock@americanstage.org.

Or join the Trippers Email List to for updates on new adventures!

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London, Chichester, and Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte

October 21st – 31st, 2019

Join CEO and Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte, together with General Manager and Trip Leader, Tom Block on an unforgettable 10-day adventure in the United Kingdom.

 

Here’s the plan:

We begin our trip in Chichester staying two nights in the coastal village of Bosham. Nestled on 35 private acres, the Millstream Hotel on Chichester Harbor is a traditional British retreat offering breakfast daily. On our first evening, we will enjoy a group welcome dinner. The next day, our fabulous and knowledgeable long-time guide, Gillian Chadwick, will take us to Portsmouth. Highlights may include a visit to the D-Day museum, a harbor tour, a visit to the historic dockyards, Spinnaker Tower, and of course, shops and restaurants. That evening, we will attend a performance of MACBETH at the famous Chichester Festival Theatre. The next day, we will spend the morning in Chichester before heading to exciting London! Following lunch and via private coach, we will take the scenic route through South Downs stopping at Guildford Cathedral.

Once in London, we will spend seven nights at The May Fair, a centrally-located, five-star hotel. While there, we will see three plays selected by Ms. Gularte with an option of attending two to three other plays with her as well. In anticipation of the performances, Ms.Gularte will provide background information on the plays, and will give brief discussions about the plays en route to each performance.  At the hotel, you will be invited to join Ms. Gularte in a conversation about the performances you’ve seen.

While in London we will also visit the new Victoria exhibition at Kensington Palace, and our wonderful guide Gillian will escort us on several other coach tours: a visit to Dennis Severs’ house in Spitalfields, a meticulously crafted 18th century living history museum that follows the generational fortunes of Huguenot silk-weavers; a visit to Hatfield House, a fine Jacobean country house which became a favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth 1 and has recently been featured in The Favourite; a tour of the Globe Theatre; and a tour of Parliament.

Here’s what the trip will include:

  • Round trip air
  • Two nights at the Millstream Hotel in Bosham (breakfast included daily)
  • Four theater experiences selected by Stephanie Gularte
  • An option for additional theater experiences with Stephanie
  • Four theater presentations and play discussions with Stephanie
  • All coach transfers to and from the airport, theaters, and all planned excursions
  • Daily guided tours led by Gillian (Note: Daily tours require a moderate level of mobility, as we will be traversing uneven terrain.)
  • One group dinner and three group lunches
  • A $200 tax deductible donation to American Stage

We will be using longtime American Stage friends, Diane and Nick Morton’s coach company, and we will have the same coach and driver the entire trip. You know how we do it – we’re always looking for exciting things to add, and we’ll pick the best-available plays that are showing in London at the time, as well as the finest restaurants. This is a trip you will not want to miss!

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $5,400*.
(Single supplement: $1500.00)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
Due May 30 ($1800)
June 30 ($1800)
August 30 ($1800)

 

IF YOU PLAN ON GOING WITH US, PLEASE LET US KNOW NOW.

Payment plans are available.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208. Make checks payable to American Stage. Mail to American Stage, Attention: Tom Block, P.O. Box 1560, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.

*We recommend cancellation insurance. We make every attempt to refund as much money as possible; however, we have financial commitments with signed contracts that we are obligated to meet, and your portion of that financial commitment cannot be refunded.

There are no refunds after final payment is received. For cancellation insurance, please call BJ Lambert at 727-744-2282.

American Stage Annual Holiday at The Breakers in Palm Beach!
South Florida Theatre Tour

December 9th – 13th, 2019

This is one of our favorite trips – stress-free, old Florida elegance with none of the hassle of airline travel. As always, we’ll stay at one of the top-rated hotels in the world, the five-star Breakers in Palm Beach.

Here’s the plan:

Once we arrive, we’ll enjoy magnificent holiday displays, exclusive shopping areas, the best theatre around, and of course, the stellar service and top-notch amenities that The Breakers provides.
On December 9th, our private coach will pick us up at American Stage where you can enjoy complimentary parking in the garage at St. Pete College.
We’ll then head to Palm Beach, stopping for lunch along the way. Later that afternoon, we will check in and enjoy a group welcome dinner that evening.
(You’ll have breakfast daily in the opulent hotel dining room, The Circle.) We are planning a number of outings including the following:

  • The Maltz Jupiter’s light-hearted musical production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.
  • The world premiere of Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough. Based on actual events, the play reflects the real-life challenges of McCarthyism experienced by pioneering television writers Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, featured in the popular series, The Goldbergs.
  • A third play or concert (TBD).
  • A visit to the newly-renovated Norton Museum of Art, now one of the largest museums in the Southeast with a vast collection of European and Chinese art as well as photography and contemporary works.

Additionally, we’ll enjoy two more group meals. You’ll also have free time to enjoy the wonderful five-star amenities at The Breakers or do some shopping along fabulous Worth Avenue. We certainly hope that you will consider joining your Tripper friends for another memorable American Stage experience. If you haven’t traveled with us before, you’ll be sure to make new friends, and if you have, you’ll enjoy catching
up with the group.

Here’s what the trip will include:

  • Four nights at the five-star Breakers
  • Breakfast daily in the fabulous Breakers dining room
  • All coach services
  • Round-trip baggage transfer
  • Three group meals
  • Three South Florida theater experiences
  • A visit to the Norton Museum of Art
  • A $200 tax deductible donation to American Stage

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2,580*.
(Single supplement: $700)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
Due May 30 ($860)
June 30 ($860)
August 30 ($860)

 

IF YOU PLAN ON GOING WITH US, PLEASE LET US KNOW NOW.

Payment plans are available.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208. Make checks payable to American Stage. Mail to American Stage, Attention: Tom Block, P.O. Box 1560, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.

** Because of the limited space at the hotel at this popular time of year, we must commit to our room count right away, and therefore, we need to confirm our plans quickly. If you want to join us, please call Tom Block at 727-823-1600, ext. 208.

*We recommend cancellation insurance. We make every attempt to refund as much money as possible; however, we have financial commitments with signed contracts that we are obligated to meet, and your portion of that financial commitment cannot be refunded. There are no refunds after final payment is received. For cancellation insurance, please contact travelinsurance.com which will give you several options.