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London Theatre

About the Program

Spend five weeks in London studying Advanced Shakespearean Acting with Professor Lance Marsh and Introduction to the London Stage with a faculty member of Roehampton University, the host university. Tour and see a play at the Globe Theatre in London. Spend a long weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon where you will see plays at both the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres. Visit Bath, Stonehenge, and other historical sites and see several plays in London.

Quick Facts

Faculty Leader:

Professor Lance Marsh


  • Arrive June 27, 2019 (usually requires a June 26 departure from the US)
  • Depart August 3, 2019 (or travel to Scotland for the optional Edinburgh Fringe Festival)


Roehampton University London

  • On-Campus housing with single rooms, private bath, and shared equipped kitchens
  • On-site laundry facilities available Wifi and linens provided

Credits earned: 6

  • 3 hours of OCU credit
  • 3-credits of transfer credit from Roehampton University

Fee Includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Excursions to Bath and Stonehenge, tour and play at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Weekend in Stratford Upon Avon, including one dinner and tickets to two Royal Shakespeare Company performances
  • Travel pass for zones 1-3 in London
  • Airport pick-up
  • Tickets to several plays in London as part of the Introduction to the London Stage course

Tuition and Fees

Program Fee $5550


  • 3 hours of OCU tuition
  • 3 hours of Roehampton University tuition
  • Student housing at Roehampton University
  • Several excursions
  • Weekend in Stratford Upon Avon
  • A travel pass for London Metro system
  • Airport pick up and drop off on published arrival and departure dates

Additional Expenses

  • International Airfare
  • Meals
  • International phone plan (required)
  • Books
  • See Cost Estimate.

Using the Cost Estimate above, complete the detailed budgetfound here to determine your costs for this program. You may also use these documents when applying for the OCU study abroad and Honors scholarships.

NOTE: Non-US citizens may need to obtain a visa to enter the UK. Failure to obtain a visa is not a valid reason to receive a refund of program fees.

Application Dates

Applications Open: October 1, 2018

Completed applications evaluated November 15, 2018

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 or sooner if enrollment limited reached.

Payment Deadlines

$75 nonrefundable application fee is charged to student's account if student is offered a place in November or thereafter.

$500 nonrefundable deposit is due within two weeks of being offered a place on the program.

Balance of program fee, including Edinburgh Fringe fee for those who choose to participate, is due by January 15, 2019.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Some state and federal aid, generally in the form of student loans, may be available for eligible students


Students will be met at London Heathrow or Gatwick airports if they arrive on the scheduled arrival date.

  • Students should NOT purchase their airfare until after January 15, 2019, when the program's enrollment will be confirmed.
  • Students who arrive earlier than the program start date or depart after the end dates must arrange their own transportation to and from the airport. Accommodation will not be provided or arranged for students outside of the published program dates.