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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?
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.
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.
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.
Flight to Los Angeles
Arrive in LA and transfer to hotel
Free to explore
Spend the day atthe Universal Studios Park
Free to explore
Explore the city at your leisure - visit Hollywood Blvd., Mann's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Optional meal at the Hard Rock Cafe
Free time in the morning for shopping or a visit to the beach
Transfer to the airport and check in
Overnight flight to the UK
Arrival back into the UK
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Airport transfers in resort
- All flights including tax
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
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