Colin Swanson
“The pedigree and resources of all those involved with Insider Cultural Tours is astonishing. As a professional events planner, it inspires great confidence."

Patti Sowalsky, 
Potomac, MD
"Kudos to Jim Ryan for creating such a unique and enriching experience. The plays were well chosen and provocative, leading to lively discussions among our group. There were so many touches that made this trip memorable -- the cocktail party at the Royal Court Theatre before the production of "The Seagull," the delightful conversational lunch at the Old Vic with the assistant director of "The Entertainer," the truly gourmet farewell dinner at the Axis restaurant -- all were more than perfect. I learned a great deal about many insider aspects of theater which I found truly enriching. Would I do the trip again? In a heartbeat!" 

Jessica Andrews
Executive Director
Arizona Theatre Company
"How you put this tour together on such short notice, I'll never know, but I am very grateful for the absolutely wonderful time all our friends at the Arizona Theater Company had on our fablous trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I only hope you'll agree to do it for us again next year!"

Marja Wilkens
"Thanks again for a wonderful trip! Just to let you know, I enjoyed 'No Man's Land'  very much, my very first Pinter play was a great success, you definitely saved the best for last! For me this trip has been all about trying to get more insights into the theater, after dabbling around for a couple of years on my own. The talks made  me look at the plays differently and I now that I'm home I feel like  the journey has only just begun."

Avrum and Lauren Krause
"We had a great time on your thoughtfully organized tour and we hope to see you again next year."

Sybil & Bill Ross
Phoenix, Arizona
"We want to thank you again for the great time we had in Ashland. A lot of it was due to the wonderful care you took of us. We'll travel with you any time!!"

Kerstin Kezarbock
Berlin, Germany
"The trip was just great, and thank you so much for all those wonderful photos your photographer took. Now I can show my family what I was doing at New Year :-)"

Barbara Baines
"Okay, Jim, I thought I was excited before but now I'm truly ecstatic!!
I know a lot of work and thought and planning went into this itinerary.
Thank you so much for this experience."

Kathryn Herskovits 
New York, NY
" I'm having flashbacks to such good times in Canada. Thanks again for such a great trip!" 

Tom Parrish
Executive Director
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Lowell, Massachusetts
"Everything was fantastic, and everyone had a great time.  Thank you for putting together a fabulous trip."

Dianne Bryan
Port St. Lucie, Florida
"Mother and I are still talking about the great times on the trip. Thank you for such a wonderful tour."

Linda and Charles Morefield
Alexandria, VA
"All the adventures were grand. I especially love being introduced to the Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, the great group of people on the tour, and the high level of discourse. The fluid scheduling left us free to pursue our own interests before appearing at whatever group event was planned. And, we loved the hotel -- great location. Great service. Grand breakfast." 

Montrose Cones
Chevy Chase, MD
"It was a wonderful experience that I will always remember. I am still telling everyone about the great program you put together."
Related links:
Theater J
Royal Court Theatre
National Theatre
Arts Journal
Arts and Letters Daily
Tricycle Theatre
Donmar Warehouse Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
National Gallery London
Victory Gardens Theater
Arizona Theatre Company
Merrimack Repertory Theatre

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"Insider Cultural Tours created the perfect itinerary for The New Group.  It impressed our board and provided VIP treatment for our patrons.  It was a genuine insider look at the London theater scene. Both the service and attention to detail was exceptional." -- Oliver Dow, Managing Director, The New Group, New York
Sir Arnold Wesker with Insider tour members  at a private party, Royal Court Theatre, London
East End private tour with Blue Badge guide.
Salon discussion with London playwrights.
On the stage of the Old Vic