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School Performing Arts Trip to New York

A performing arts school trip to New York is a must for any student of the subject!

The world’s foremost centre of theatre is home to 40 professional venues located on and off the famous Broadway, and the road’s name has now become synonymous with the quality of the theatre staged here. Not only will your performing arts school trip provide your students with the opportunity to enjoy a Broadway performance first-hand, they can also take part in dance, acting or singing workshops.

New York is also a major filming location, so make sure you take the opportunity to see some of the filming locations of your favourite TV shows and movies, as well as getting the inside knowledge from local guides. This tour is certain to be a wonderful experience your students will never forget. And, of course, you can also choose to make this trip cross-curricular, thanks to New York offering such wonderful opportunities for many subjects, including art, media studies and fashion

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Take Part in a Broadway Workshop!

Choose from a selection of Broadway-related workshops focusing on the audition process, singing, choreography and stage combat, and backstage processes including make-up and costume design.

With 41 professional theatres, Broadway is the centre of New York City’s theatre district and the best place in the country to see the latest and most iconic shows.

Together with London’s West End, Broadway is seen to represent the highest level of theatre in the English-speaking world, which is why a workshop run by Broadway professionals is a must-do on a performing arts school trip to New York.

Did you know?

There’s no row ‘I’ in Broadway theatres because of the disappointment audiences experienced when realising they weren’t actually in the first row, but the 9th row.

Take a Tour of New York's TV and Movie Sites!

See more than 60 locations around New York familiar to you from both the big and small screen!

New York is said to be the most filmed city in the world and many of its landmarks will be familiar to your students, making this a really exciting inclusion in your school trip to New York.

Some of the highlights on the tour include Friends locations, the Ghostbusters firehouse and McGee’s pub, which was the inspiration for MacLaren’s in How I Met Your Mother.

Did you know?

The Ghostbusters base is an active firehouse in Tribeca – Hook and Ladder 8. The firefighters stationed here were among the first to react to the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Take the NBC Studios!

Take a tour of one of the world’s most famous studios, where Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers are all filmed.

Your tour will start in the new 4K theatre where you’ll watch a short film documenting the history of NBC, before departing on the tour.

Your students will learn all about the TV production process, including scriptwriting and producing. You’ll then have the opportunity to produce your own show in the Tour Studio, which you’ll be able to download and keep as a souvenir!

Did you know?

The NBC Studios are located in one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Manhattan – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, also known as 30 Rock. NBC were one of the first tenants when the building opened in 1933.

Day 1
Morning Flight from the UK to New York
Afternoon Transfer to accommodation on arrival
Evening Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Day 2
Morning Take a Broadway workshop in acting, dancing or singing
Afternoon Take in the sights of your favourite TV shows and movies on the 'On Location' tour

Optional evening meal in Times Square

Chance to enjoy a Broadway show

Day 3

Visit the NBC Studios

Optional visit to the Top of the Rock or a tour to the Rockefeller Center

Afternoon Travel down to Battery Park and take the free Staten Island ferry for views of the city and the Statue of Liberty

Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 4
Morning Enjoy an optional media or film workshop
Afternoon Transfer to the airport
Evening Overnight flight back to the UK
Day 5
Morning Arrive back in the UK




  • tick iconTake Part in a Broadway Workshop!
  • tick iconTake a Tour of New York's TV and Movie Sites!
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A visit to New York would not be complete without a visit to a Broadway show. The selection is endless and ever changing… Read more

Broadway Workshops

Broadway Workshops

We can arrange a selection of Broadway related workshops from the Audition Process, Singing and Choreography, Stage… Read more

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Reaching more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest… Read more

Film Workshop

Film Workshop

You've seen the locations - now make the movie! Take the New York TV and Movie Tour and pair it with a half-day… Read more

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Experience the arts at Lincoln Center with a guided tour of spectacular theaters, featuring the New York State Thea… Read more

NBC Studios

NBC Studios

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes? This hour-long tour takes in some of the world's most famous s… Read more

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

Tour many locations of TV and Movies in New York and straddle fiction and reality as you visit the places… Read more

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol. A choice… Read more

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Discover New York in all its forms from 70 stories up at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The high-speed shuttle se… Read more

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Hostelling International NY
Hostelling International NY

HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.

The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).

The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.


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