With the Oberammergau Passion Play taking place next year, in 2020, now is a great time to plan your once in a lifetime adventure.
Laura Sexton reports back from an exciting Reader Club Trip to Shakespeare’s Globe and The View from the Shard.
Hot Ice, a visual ice show spectacular, is back for the 2019 season with a new production at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has announced that priority booking for this year’s John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall is now open to groups.
The annual event, Kew the Music, has announced all of its guest performers for the upcoming event, set to take place in July.
Preparations are already underway for the 2019 Thursford Christmas Spectacular, with tickets now on sale for the event.
The first performers for the 2019 Forest Live events, starting on 13th June, have been announced.
Group Leisure & Travel magazine now offers regular dedicated email newsletters for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre, and for those looking for cruise holiday ideas and offers.
Shearings Holidays has launched its 2019 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour packages which include tickets to the live shows, as well as transport and accommodation.
Crystal River Cruises has unveiled its voyages for 2020 including the chance to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.
Dragon Slayer features thrilling combat, great acting and an evening of fun, says Laura Sexton, after attending the premiere.
Discounts for groups have been announced by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for its 2019 programme.
Plans have been announced to restore Blackpool’s historic Pavilion Theatre and turn it into a creative hub that will stage works accessible to northern audiences.
Classical music lovers can listen to soothing strings as they cruise some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways.
Thursford will explode in a riot of sound and colour when the annual Christmas Spectacular gets under way.
Rachel Bailey reports back from watching Warwick Castle’s Wars of the Roses Live.
GLT’s editor Keeley Rodgers travelled to Bishop Auckland for a preview of Kynren which is set to wow visitors for a third season.
Simply Sinatra, a concert of music and songs made famous by one of the world’s most loved singer, Frank Sinatra, will tour the UK this autumn.
GLT spoke to Christian Stuckl, director of the Passion Play which will be taking place in 2020, along with Frederik Mayet.
The historic Passion Play that takes place in Oberammergau, Germany every ten years will be releasing tickets later this year and expects to be more popular than ever among groups.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has announced the final headline artist to join the much-loved Kew the Music.
The Vaults, London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts, has created a new experience celebrating Disney Fantasia, opening this summer.
The Oxford Shakespeare Festival will return to Oxford Castle & Prison this summer for the fourth consecutive year.
The theme park in Northamptonshire will welcome three daytime shows to its 2018 programme with themed of wartime and the sixties.
The annual show will return for its 60th year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern this year.
Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island is launching a series of Christmas lunches dedicated to group organisers, after trialling them during last year’s festive season.
Singer Tom Jones and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are two of the headlining acts announced for this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival.
The County Durham-based outdoor live action show will run 17 performances between 30th June and 15th September.
The Wight Proms, a new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels, will launch this August.
The Warwick Folk Festival, now in its 39th year, will return with a line-up of folk stars from around the world from 26th to 29th July at Warwick School and the surrounding town.
GLT went to the first showing of the Matinee Shows to see why the experience is proving so popular with groups.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being crowned European City of Culture, and the city is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting events and projects.
Roll-up, roll-up, there are plenty of places where your group can make the most of this year's major circus anniversary.
The Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will celebrate the works of the famous Victorian-era musicians.
Next year will mark a decade since Liverpool's reign as European Capital of Culture and is set to be an exciting year for the city with plenty on offer to group visitors.
Singing quartet Il Divo will tour some of the UK's stately homes and castles in the summer of 2018.
The Bristol Old Vic has revealed that its upcoming year of entertainment will have a theme of the ‘Year of Change’.
Director of Culture Liverpool Claire McColgan tells GLT about the transformation of the city.
The Norfolk & Norwich Festival has announced the first shows of its 2018 schedule – three of which will run for the first time.
In November 2018, the famous indoor international tattoo that celebrates all things pomp and pageantry will return to Arena Birmingham.
Trioperas, a show described as ‘three operas in one evening’ will open in May 2018 for the first time, at the Peacock Theatre in London.
On 8th November, the doors will open again for the variety show, Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
With Tango Moderno hitting the road this month, former Strictly stars Flavia and Vincent tell all why they love tango so much.
The Nottingham Playhouse’s programme for 2018, which will be the first season under the new artistic director, Adam Penford, has been revealed.
The Gipsy Kings, The Human League and Jools Holland are the first confirmed headliners for Kew the Music 2018.
Tickets for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour have gone on sale.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes back the Victorian Festival of Christmas this year.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed details and highlights of its 2018 season, including its benefits for groups.
Elvis will be back in the building, at The O2 in London.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has unveiled its 2017/18 groups booking brochure which contains details of special rates and benefits for groups.
Strictly dancers and professional dancing partners Anton du Beke and Erin Boag will tour across the UK in 2018.
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers Ian Waite and Oti Mabuse are going on a 60-date tour of the UK with their new stage show.
Groups Direct has announced the launch of The Matinee Shows, offering tribute act entertainment at a number of London venues.
This year’s Blackpool Illuminations will include several new features, including the first ever parade of Blackpool’s illuminated trams.
Blackpool will host an illuminated tram parade this autumn, as part of The Festival@LightPool event.
The 14th Small Wonder Festival, that celebrates short form writing and fiction, has announced its 2017 programme.
Ben Portsmouth, described as ‘the world’s number one’ Elvis tribute act, is going on an international tour starting this month.
VisitEngland has created an interactive map to highlight the world-famous authors and literary destinations.
The Palace Theatre in Manchester will stage the English premiere of Irish musical TitanicDance on 24th September.
Dance company, Yorke Dance Project, will be joining up with five ballet companies this autumn for Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration at The Royal Opera House.
Storyhouse in Chester has revealed its 2018 spring season, with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making an appearance.
Dance Umbrella 2017 will take place across London from 11th to 28th October and will feature numerous dance acts and performances.
Holiday on Ice is set to return to Brighton in January 2018 with a new production, called TIME.
It’s been announced that Manchester’s biggest indoor Christmas attraction, Winter Wonderland, will return again this year.
Group rail holiday provider Great Rail Journeys has revealed three 2020 itineraries that will take passengers to celebrate The Oberammergau Passion Play.
Should Stewart Lee’s tour be on your group’s schedule this year? Paul Maguire, former judge at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards finds out.
First-class food and a variety show that will have you up on your feet: The London Cabaret Club is certainly worth a visit, declares Rachel Bailey.
Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo show will debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall from the 7th January until 11th February 2018.
The Story Museum will celebrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a day of theatre, live music and much more across Oxford.
This year’s Grassington Festival will run from 16th June until 1st July, offering a programme featuring various activities.
The English National Ballet has announced a line-up of UK performances and tours for the 2017/2018 autumn and winter season.
Groups Direct, will host an event called the Dame Vera Lynn Centenary Celebration this autumn to mark her birthday.
A line-up of events taking place in Shrewsbury this spring has been revealed to include a regatta and a rock concert.
VisitBlackpool has announced that fireworks, air shows and military events will make up its summer and autumn season, which starts in June.
Mersey Ferries has confirmed its Summer Evening Cruises for groups, which will form part of Liverpool’s 50 Summers of Love season.
It has been announced that the tickets for the second Kynren – An Epic Tale of England, in Durham, are now on sale.
Entertainment venue, Viva Blackpool, has announced a brand new group-friendly Christmas show, due to debut this winter.
A new rock music themed cruise will set sail this September onboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ flagship Magellan.
New Brighton in Merseyside has revealed details for a brand new event for 2017 called the New Brighton Seaside Festival.
The dates for Durham’s annual light festival, Lumiere, have been revealed as the 16th to 19th November.
It has been revealed that the Canterbury Festival will take place between 14th October and 4th November this year.
Wicksteed Park has revealed that it will be introducing a number of new productions to its daytime show line-up this year.
Groups visiting Warwick Castle in 2017 can enjoy the launch of a new show called Wars of the Roses Live.
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Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic will visit various arenas in 2017 to celebrate a century of Disney.
The Barbican’s 2017 arts programme will include residencies from musicians and theatre companies as well as some major art exhibitions.
Bush Theatre is set to re-open in March, with the new season starting in April and finishing in November 2017.
Wilton’s Music Hall in London has announced its new January to April programme.
The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will return in 2017 in a tour that will visit 23 UK cities.
The first acts for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF) 2017 have been announced with circus, music, theatre and dance performances confirmed.
Longleat in Wiltshire has created a new indoor venue in the shape of a traditional longhouse, which is capable of accommodating large groups for a range of events.
The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Gardens near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire has announced its programme of events for 2017.
Hull, having been named the UK City of Culture 2017, has revealed its 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity.
Circus company NoFit State will perform its show Bianco during the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival this Christmas.
Durham Cathedral has announced that this year, the cathedral will play host to a special Christmas experience for groups.
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will return to the UK next year for its 15th UK tour.
A new production, Liver Birdsong – The Liverpool Blitz Musical – will run at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool this autumn.
A final extended run at King’s Cross Theatre and new casting details have been announced for Broadway musical In The Heights.
Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire has revealed a number of events taking place over the Christmas period, including guided tours.
200,000 extra tickets have been released for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, extending the booking period until 22nd July 2017.
Arena Panto Ltd has revealed that Snow White has been postponed due to the recent illness of the show’s producer, Jon Conway.
Strictly Come Dancing favourites Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have unveiled details of their new show, Swing Time.
La Soirée is set to return to the West End this Christmas but in a brand new home – a spiegeltent.
This September, an all-new production of Ghost the Musical will tour the UK, starring Sarah Harding and Andy Moss.
The line-up for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Live festival has been announced and will see entertainers performing live onboard Carnival ships.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will celebrate its 70th anniversary this September, and has announced details of its 2016/17 season to mark the occasion.
Producers of the revival of Guys and Dolls have confirmed that the show will end its run four months early.
A new 12,000-seat entertainment venue suitable to host music, comedy, exhibitions and theatre events is set to open in Bristol in 2018.
We’ve cherry picked six of the most interesting shows that the next season of theatre has to offer.
Wilton’s Music Hall has announced that it will present a four week run of Floyd Collins between this September and October.
Following its successful run at London Dominion Theatre, Evita is set to tour the UK.
The London premiere of David Bowie and Edna Walsh’s Lazarus has been announced for 25th October 2016 at Kings Cross Theatre.
The First Hippo on the Moon will embark on a major UK tour in December following a Christmas residency in Eastbourne.
Cirque du Soleil has announced the first ever UK arena tour of its signature production Varekai.
Blood Brothers is set to tour the UK at the end of this year, opening in Worcestershire in September.
Louise Joy chats with Gina Beck, who plays Magnolia Hawks in West End musical, Show Boat, about performing in London’s Theatreland.
Dinner at the Twits is a new dining experience due to run at The Vaults from 4th September to 30th October.
Groups can book tickets now for Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker at Wembley Park; an immersive ballet experience.
The critically acclaimed comic play, Nice Fish, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season this November.
Scottish stand-up comedian Billy Connolly will carry on touring UK venues this November with his latest comedy show High Horse.
English actor and television presenter Matthew Kelly will join the cast of Pride and Prejudice during its 2016/17 UK tour.
Viva – the Vegas themed venue in the centre of Blackpool – has created a new series of themed afternoon shows.
Due to popular demand, an extra date at London’s SSE Arena has been announced for Bear Grylls’ live arena tour.
Following its successful West End run, Funny Girl will embark on a national tour in February 2017.
The world will get its first look at Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical in Manchester next February.
Group rates have been revealed for the West End musical Dreamgirls, showing this winter.
The Brighton Centre has announced that the touring company, Holiday on Ice, will return in 2017 with a new show.