London Theatre Semester

London Hollins Abroad Theatre Semester

You don’t need to be enrolled at Hollins to take advantage of the exciting abroad program, which now offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in London’s dynamic theatre scene.

Photo of Shakespeare's Globe theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe

Side by side with Hollins students, you can take performance courses with British faculty in “Acting Shakespeare” and “Voice and Movement,” delve into Shakespeare as dramatist with British scholars, and experience the hottest shows on the London stage with a knowledgeable expert to guide you. In addition, each semester offers a different array of master classes, conversations, and workshops with accomplished professional guest artists. A special workshop residency at Shakespeare’s Globe is available to all theatre students studying in London.

You can also see London theatre from the inside by applying for one of the many internship opportunities at some of London’s most interesting professional theatres. For centuries, London has distinguished itself as one of the most dynamic and influential theatre centers in the world. Go see why!

Highlights from recent terms:
Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well with Dame Judi Dench
Mamet’s Edmond with Kenneth Branagh
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler with Eve Best (Olivier Award for Best Actress)
Shakespeare’s Richard II with Kevin Spacey in his Shakespeare debut
Williams’ Night of the Iguana with Woody Harrelson
Miller’s Death of a Salesman with Brian Dennehy
Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre with Patrick Stewart
Bennett’s History Boys with Richard Griffiths
Pirandello’s As You Desire Me with Bob Hoskins and Kristen Scott Thomas
Hampton’s Embers with Jeremy Irons
Shiller’s Don Carlos with Derek Jacobi

Apply for exciting internships with an array of London’s dynamic professional theatre companies.

Four courses (for a total of 16 credits):

  • Acting Shakespeare
  • The London Stage
  • Shakespeare as Dramatist
  • One additional Hollins course