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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.
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.
MorningFlight from the UK to New York
AfternoonTransfer to accommodation on arrival
EveningOptional evening meal at local restaurant
MorningTake a Broadway workshop in acting, dancing or singing
AfternoonTake 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
Visit the NBC Studios
Optional visit to the Top of the Rock or a tour to the Rockefeller Center
AfternoonTravel 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
MorningEnjoy an optional media or film workshop
AfternoonTransfer to the airport
EveningOvernight flight back to the UK
MorningArrive back in 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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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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