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School Performing Arts Trip to Los Angeles

Explore the ‘Creative Capital of the World’ on your performing arts school trip to Los Angeles!

The epicentre for American TV and film production, Los Angeles is somewhat of a Mecca for those involved in the performing arts, making it the ideal destination for a performing arts school trip.

This glamorous city offers innumerable opportunities for inspirational activities, whether it’s being part of a live studio audience, or taking a tour of one of the many famous studios, such as those of Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Why not team up with the media studies department at your school to make this a cross-curricular trip?

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Sample itinerary
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

Visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre!

This remarkable movie theatre is often used for premieres and, dating back to 1927, has a rich history of Hollywood stars walking the red carpet!

The theatre opened in 1927, in the midst of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and is a lavish movie palace built in the Exotic Revival architectural style, similar to the earlier Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre.

Some of the premieres hosted by the theatre include that of the original Star Wars movie in 1977 and the Wizard of Oz in 1939.

Did you know?

When you reach the theatre’s forecourt, make sure you look down, where you’ll see the handprints, footprints and autographs of nearly 200 Hollywood stars. You’ll also see Groucho Marx’s cigar, one of Whoopi Goldberg’s dreadlocks and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson’s wands from the Harry Potter films.

Universal Studios, Los Angeles

Visit Universal Studios LA!

As a whole theme park based around TV and film, Universal Studios is the ideal inclusion on your media studies trip itinerary!

The self-styled ‘Entertainment Capital of LA’ was originally created to provide visitors with the opportunity to visit the Universal studio sets and is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use, making it well worth a visit for any movie buff!

There are many attractions at the park, from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Jurassic World and, of course, the world-famous Studio Tour, where you’ll explore the backlot of a real working movie studio!

Did you know?

The original visitors to the studios paid an admittance fee of just five cents, which include a chicken lunch. They also had the opportunity to pick up some fresh produce during their visit, thanks to the fact that there was still a working farm on the lot.

Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles

Visit the Paley Center for Media - LA!

The Paley Center for Media was founded to lead the discussions around the cultural, creative and social significance of television and radio.

In essence, this museum is dedicated to preserving TV and radio shows for posterity. So, rather than being filled with artefacts, it is instead full of screening rooms, where you can enjoy shows dating back as far as the 1940s.

The centre also regularly hosts seminars and interviews with key figures from the industry, which are recorded and can be viewed after. Some past participants include Dick Van Dyke, Gore Vidal and Bob Hope, as well as the creators and cast of shows including The Simpsons, South Park and Battlestar Galactica.

Did you know?

The centre was founded by William S. Paley, who was the mastermind behind the success of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) which became one of the foremost TV and radio networks in the US.

Day 1
Morning Flight to Los Angeles
Afternoon Arrive in LA and transfer to hotel
Evening Free to explore
Day 2


Afternoon Spend the day at the Universal Studios Park
Evening Free to explore
Day 3


Afternoon Explore the city at your leisure - visit Hollywood Blvd., Mann's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Evening Optional meal at the Hard Rock Cafe
Day 4
Morning Free time in the morning for shopping or a visit to the beach
Afternoon Transfer to the airport and check in
Evening Overnight flight to the UK
Day 5


Afternoon Arrival back into the UK


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Audiences Unlimited

Audiences Unlimited

Being part of a "live studio audience" has been possible in Hollywood since the '30s and '40s, when… Read more

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is the most famous and sought-after theatre for film premieres in the world. Since its… Read more

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Why not take your group to one of the many theatre performances on offer in the Los Angeles area. There are many… Read more

NoHo Arts District

NoHo Arts District

The NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood is "Where the Arts are Made." This one-square mile community, loca… Read more

Sony Pictures Studios

Sony Pictures Studios

Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world's most famous s… Read more

The Paley Center for Media- LA

The Paley Center for Media- LA

The Paley Centre for Media, located in Beverly Hills, is committed to the idea that many of the television programmes… Read more

Universal Studios LA

Universal Studios LA

You’re the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this real film… Read more

Warner Brother VIP Tour

Warner Brother VIP Tour

The tour begins at the VIP Centre with a special introductory film to the world of Warner Bros. Groups will then load on… Read more

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Hostelling International Santa Monica
Hostelling International Santa Monica

This hostel offers affordable dormitory accommodation, including some private/family rooms, and dorms with en-suite bathroom facilities.

With accommodation for up to 260 guests in this purpose-built hostel, the building itself is a must-see acrhitectural marvel that boasts many amenities.


The Oakwood School, July 2019

Your staff - Armelle, Rachel, and anyone else I contacted with your company directly were outstanding. The service in terms of information, support and the info pack were truly excellent, ensuring a well-structured and planned tour. Any emails I sent were replied to promptly and thoughtfully. You clearly have a strong staff with experience and a good sense of care / thought. Thank you.

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