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25th Anniversary LONDON TRIP

Dear Parents and cast members of CPYT.  


By now, most of you are aware that 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of CPYT.  The Organising Team decided a few months ago that we wanted to try and put together a very special weekend to replicate the celebrations of our 10th anniversary.  


Therefore, we have organised an action packed weekend trip to London and whilst we appreciate the cost is high, we hope you agree that the activities we have organised provide excellent value for money.  

There are currently only 52 spaces available for the trip due to coach sizes.  These will be sold on a first come, first serve basis based on the non-refundable deposit per person being paid to Mike.  A waiting list will be held thereafter and if we have enough interest, we will look into what can be done.  


This trip is open to all current members of CPYT and accompanying adults.  Having checked with Hampshire County Council, we are not required to provide chaperones for this trip.  However, have been advised to run it as a school trip would be run and therefore, during any free time, any Under 16s will be expected to stay with a responsible adult unless we have received explicit permission from parents to say that they can go off on their own.  


The weekend has been booked and will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017.   The itinerary for the weekend can be found below.  


The total cost of the trip is £185 per person for everything included in the itinerary below.  Any exceptions are clearly labelled.  I am more than happy for people to set up payment plans but the full balance will need to paid 4 weeks prior to going (3rd June).  


An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 per person will be required to hold your place.  


Hotel rooms are priced based on a twin or double room.  If anyone has any special requirements (Single room, family room) then there may be an additional charge.  


Itinerary - all times are subject to change.


Sat 1st July

0830    -    Depart The Arch

1030    -    Arrive at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Docklands

1100    -    Depart hotel and head to Central London

1145    -    Backstage Tour of Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (42nd Street will be on when we visit).

1300    -    Own time in London - Under 16s (Current Year 11) will need to be with a responsible adult      

                 unless you give permission for them to go alone.  People to organise their 

                 own lunch.

1500    -    Depart Central London and head back to the hotel.  

1700    -    Depart hotel and head back into Central London.  People to organise their own dinner.  

1930    -    Ticket to SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane.  

2130    -    Anticipated show finish time and head back to the hotel.  


Sun 2nd July

Breakfast provided as part of the hotel cost.  

1000    -    Check out of hotel and head into Central London

1100    -    WICKED workshop with an ex cast member and rehearsal pianist - learn full vocals and

                 choreography to One Short Day.  If time, you will also work on 'What Is This 

                 Feeling'.  There are 30 spaces per workshop (Juniors/Academ in one / CPYT @ The Arch in

                 a second).  Priority will be given to our young people.  However, if there are spaces left and

                 any adults would like to join in, please register interest with Mike.  All adults not participating

                 can stay and watch or have additional free time in 


1330    -    Own time in London

1500    -    Depart London.  We may leave London earlier depending on how people feel following the


1730    -    Arrive back at The Arch.  


The cost of this trip also includes one of our 25th anniversary t-shirts.  


Please note that this trip is an all inclusive package and all attending will spread the cost of all activities.  The price is set for all attendees and there will not be any flexibility on this.  


To claim your place, please contact Mike using any of the contact details below.  Please remember that your place is not secured until the £50 non refundable deposit has been paid.