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English National Ballet Royal Albert Hall

The English National Ballet – Royal Albert Hall
Cinderella “in the round”– music by Prokofiev
Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution
Performed in the Court Room at London County Hall
Leighton House and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Afternoon Boat from Kew to Westminster
From the Cavendish Hotel, St James’s
14 – 16 June 2019 (2 nights)

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Top class seat for both performances. Acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will re-stage his spectacular Cinderella with English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.  The specially-adapted show – presented in-the-round – will feature more than 90 dancers, striking sets and costumes, and stunning choreography set to Prokofiev’s famous score, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. You have been summoned for Jury Service -   Agatha Christie’s  Witness for the Prosecution -  set inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall, you will experience the intensity and drama in the centre of this gripping story of justice, passion, and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

Leighton House is the former home of the Victorian artist Lord Leighton.  It is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.  World-famous Kew Gardens has 300 acres of landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings magnificent vistas, precious specimen trees and rare and beautiful plants – whether your first or a return visit there is always more to see including the recent the much acclaimed major restoration of the Temperate House.

The 1 ½ hour boat journey from Kew to Westminster Millennium Pier passes many historic, contemporary buildings and a landscape that in places is undergoing a massive rejuvenation. There is always something to see, making for a fascinating afternoon on the river.   From here an easy walk over Westminster bridge to County Hall for the evening performance with restaurants aplenty in the local vicinity to obtain something to eat before the performance.

The very popular luxury 4* Cavendish Hotel is in the heart of London’s Mayfair, an ideal location for galleries, shopping, restaurants and perhaps just browsing the delights of Jermyn Street and surrounding area.

Friday 14 June:  Your rooms at the Cavendish should be available from 3 pm.  Coach will depart at 6.30 for the RAH and performance of Prokofiev’s Cinderella. Pre-theatre dinners are available at the hotel or in numerous other restaurants or cafes adjacent to the hotel.

Saturday 15 June:  Coach departs 9.45 for morning visit to Leighton House continuing then to Kew Gardens – lunch can be purchased in the Orangery or other restaurants.  Re-join the party at 4 pm to walk from Elizabeth Gate Kew Gardens  to the pier at Kew (approximately 10 mins).  Boat departs at 4.30 (tbc) arrives Westminster at 6 pm – the performance in County Hall starts at 7.30.

Check out of your rooms on Sunday morning 16 June before mid-day. Luggage can be left with the concierge. (You consider independently visiting the V&A. It has a major exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – book with the V&A for timed entry tickets).

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation and full English breakfast Superior rooms where double occupancy
  • Top rate tickets for ballet and play
  • Entry tickets and boat where stated
  • Coaching/taxis, Heritage Touring representative

 

Tour Cost:

Price per person: £565
Single supplement £60 per night
(Double rooms for sole occupancy)

Non-refundable deposit  £175 pp

If you do not require County Hall please state on booking rates would be adjusted.

The Cavendish Hotel, St James’s

Each tour, unless stated otherwise in the tour details, includes welcome reception, hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entry fees, guided tours and tickets where appropriate,  lunches and refreshments where stated, professional guide and executive coaching. 

You are asked to make your own travel arrangements to join each break at the hotel listed.  We are happy to give advice and where possible organise shared taxis from a rail station to the hotel and where appropriate the coach will finish a tour at the station. However we cannot take responsibility for individual travel bookings.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for protection against any cancellation charges, loss of deposit and other eventualities even for holidays in the United Kingdom and for emergency medical expenses and injury, death, repatriation home if travelling abroad.   Heritage Touring does not offer or sell insurance but can give assistance in locating travel insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers travelling abroad.