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:

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

London
October 10-20, 2017

South Florida
December 12-16, 2017
Trip Details Coming Soon

NYC
April 4-8, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

Shaw Festival
July 16-21, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

Chicago
October 17-21, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

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.

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Niagara -2017 for Web UPDATEJoin us at the SHAW FESTIVAL 2017 and see the best theatre in North America at Niagara on the Lake!

THE DATES: August 28 – September 2, 2017

Here are the Details:

A temperate climate, world class chefs, wine, and theater – we must be going back to Canada and the George Bernard Shaw Festival! As if that isn’t enough, in August, fresh produce will be at its peak! We’ll spend five nights in the center of this quaint town in the heart of wine country at the welcoming, four-star, Prince of Wales Hotel, an English classic.

Here’s how we’re getting there:

We fly round trip from Tampa to Buffalo, NY, where we will be met and transported to the hotel. Your stay will of course include breakfast daily.

Under the direction of the Shaw Festival’s new Artistic Director, Tim Carroll, here’s the theater we’ll see:

  • St. Joan, Bernard Shaw’s Nobel prize-winning play surrounds the life of the most remarkable teenage girl in history.
  • Wilde Tales, lunch-time one-acts by Oscar Wilde that delight and inspire the child in each of us.
  • Me and My Girl, the delightful musical comedy classic.
  • Dracula, Liz Lochhead’s sexy, funny adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic
  • The Madness of George III, Alan Bennett’s most popular play about the real men and women behind the icons we create

If you’ve never been to Niagara-on-the-Lake, we’re sure you’ll be enchanted with the unique shops, lovely parks, and excellent restaurants. As always, the helpful Tom Block will be our trip planner and leader.

Here’s what the trip includes:

  • Round trip air fare from Tampa; all private scheduled, private transportation; all group excursions
  • All theater tickets (always the best seats available)
  • Hotel room and breakfast daily
  • Three group lunches and/or dinners
  • A $200 tax-deductible donation to American Stage

PAYMENTS

Divided payment dates:
1st – April 1st ($840)
2nd – May 15th ($840)
3rd – June 15th ($840)

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208 or Tinker McKee (727) 895-4835.

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.

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

trippers-correctJoin us in London & Salisbury this Fall.

THE DATES: October 10 – 20, 2017

Here are the Details:

Join Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte on an unforgettable 10-day adventure in the United Kingdom. We begin our trip in the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury where we will spend two nights at the Rose and Crown Hotel, a beautiful location overlooking the river and within walking distance of the city center. On our first evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner at Grillado. The next day, our fabulous tour guide, Gillian Chadwick, will take us on a tour through the New Forest as we explore the southern villages of England including Lyndhurst and Lymington with their many fine shops, eateries, and Lymington’s scenic harbor. Later that evening, we will enjoy the famous Choral Evensong at the Salisbury Cathedral. The next day, we will make our way to London with a stop in Avebury, an extraordinary Neolithic ceremonial site and in Marlborough, Wiltshire’s most vibrant market town, for lunch.

Once in London, we will spend seven nights at The May Fair, a centrally-located, five-star hotel. While in London, we will see four plays selected by Ms. Gularte, who will also give a presentation on the plays prior to the performances and will lead a discussion of the productions following the performances. While in London we will also tour the royal Eltham Palace, an amalgam of Art Deco/Medieval architecture, near Greenwich. We’ll also visit the Charterhouse, a former fourteenth-century Carthusian monastery as well as Bletchley Park, a large Victorian mansion where The Imitation Game is set and where British code-breakers cracked WW II German communication. Plus, we’ll enjoy a legal London tour visiting the Inns of Court, Temple Church, Royal Courts of Justice, and lunch at the Ye Old Cheshire Cheese.

As always, the helpful Tom Block will be our trip leader.

 

Here’s what the trip includes:

  • Round trip direct non-stop British Air, Tampa to Gatwick
  • Two nights at the Legacy Rose and Crown, Salisbury (breakfast daily at the hotel)
  • Seven nights at the 5 STAR May Fair (breakfast daily at the hotel)
  • Evening worship at the Salisbury Cathedral
  • Four London theater experiences selected by Stephanie Gularte
  • Four theater presentations and post-play discussions with Stephanie
  • All coach transfers to and from the airport, theaters, and all planned excursions
  • Six 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 family 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! Whether you’re a seasoned American Stage Tripper or this is your first trip with us, you’re sure to leave with many new friends and lasting memories. We always have a grand time!

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS  $5100
Single Supplement: $1100

PAYMENTS

Divided payment dates:
1st – April 25th ($1700)
2nd – June 25th ($1700)
3rd – August 25th ($1700)

 

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

Payment plans are available.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208 or Tinker McKee (727) 895-4835.

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.

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist