Our Homage To World Theatre in 4 Acts

Our Homage to World Theatre in 4 Acts offers the option of either a 10-day* or a 21-day pilgrimage.

In both tours, we will experience current theatre productions in iconic world theatre sites.  We will immerse ourselves in the cultural, historical and political influences that created world theatre, and unashamedly indulge our senses – not only through the emotion of theatre – but also through the beauty of landscape, architecture, colour, music, food, fashion and visual art.

(*10-days Act 1: Greek Theatre only.)

Act 1: Greek Theatre (10 days)

Ancient Greece – The Birthplace of Western Theatre

The 10-day pilgrimage traces the narratives of Homer from the mystical Island of Ithaca to the dramatic expression of Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides in Ancient Epidavros.  Etched deep in the ancient landscape, the archaeological wonders, and the richness and timelessness of Greek culture, we uncover the clues as to the development of Western theatre.

And with the 10 days being centred around the Athens/Epidavros Festival, we will experience the ancient and the modern, the rural and the urban, and international theatre productions of both then and now.

Acts 1- 4: Greeks, Romans & Spaniards.Ole! (21 days)

Courtesy, Festival of Merida

Ancient Greece, Lisbon, Merida, Castile La Mancha and Barcelona

The 21-day pilgrimage includes all the richness of our 10-day tour and more… In our quest to further trace the development of theatre, we journey onward to Lisbon, Portugal, and then to Merida, Almagro and Barcelona, in Spain, where international theatre festivals expose us to Roman and Medieval theatre as well as to theatre of the Spanish Golden Age and the theatre of contemporary Catalonia.

The Athens Epidavros Festival, Almada International Theatre Festival, Merida Classical Theatre Festival, Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre, and The Grec Festival of Barcelona are the vehicles by which we will explore this exciting part of the world and see thrilling world theatre.

Places You Will See

  • Athens: The Acropolis; The Parthenon; The Theatre of Dionysis; The Odeon of Herodes Atticus; The Agora; The Plaka; The Acropolis Museum
  • Delphi: The Theatre and Sanctuary of Apollo
  • Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Nafplio
  • Epidavros: Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, The Asklepieion, The Little Ancient Theatre, and Epidavros Village
  • The Island of Ithaca: Vathy
  • Lisbon: Teatro Gil Vicente; Teatro Nacional De Maria; Roman Theatre Museum; Cascais
  • Evora: Roman Temple to Diana; The Capela Dos Ossos (The Bones Chapel); The Medieval Cathedral
  • Merida: The Ancient Roman Theatre;  The Colosseum; The Temple of Diana
  • Trujillo: Home of the Conquistadors
  • Almagro: Corral De Comedias; Teatro Municipal; Teatro San Juan Hospice; Teatro La Veleta; The Ancient Renaissance University; Claustro Del Museo Del Teatro; Ermita De San Juan; Patio De Fúcares
  • Campo De Calatrava and Pedro Almodovar’s birthplace, Calzada de Calatrava
  • Cervantes’ Windmills:  Campos de Criptana and Consuegra
  • A Manchego Winery
  • Toledo: Goya, Van Dyck, El Greco, Teatro de Rojas
  • Barcelona: The Grec Theatre; Grand Teatre Liceu de Barcelona; Ciutat del Teatre
  • Gaudi & Modernisme Architecture
  • Passeig de Gracia; La Rambla; La Boqueria

Reservations are now open for our July 2017 tours.

Reserve your place to See The World & See World Theatre!

Contact us for costings and the complete itinerary.