Performing Arts trips to New York City

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Why New York?

Our Performing Arts study trips to the USA are predominantly based in New York. ‘The Big Apple’ offers diverse culture, an abundance of landmarks, and a plethora of musicals and live drama performances. Most of all, New York is fantastic for any kind of performing arts. From music to theatre and dance, it’s all packed into one great city.

Big Apple, big learning opportunities

What better place for students to embrace their passion for performing than the home of Broadway. As a result, we offer our students a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in an acting or dance workshop here. Planned around a particular performance, pupils are also given the chance to later watch the show, significantly enhancing their appreciation of their own piece.

Further, New York is known to be a popular filming location. With the chance to visit TV & Movie Tour sets, students get to grips behind the scenes and on camera.

It’s the perfect location to give students a practical understanding of many performing arts curriculum topics such directing, backdrop setting, and technical design.

You can find out what Tonyrefail School got up to when they visited NYC for their film and media trip.

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What to do on a performing arts trip to New York?

There is an enormous range of activities for students to explore the wonders of New York. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

What better place to enjoy a show than in the home of Broadway? Let the professionals perform and inspire students to some day do the same thing! There are hundreds of shows to choose from, so choose a show that suits your students.

See the ins and outs, behind the scenes, of one of the most famous Broadway venues in the world. Learn about the interior design, the architecture and how the shows are put together behind the scenes.

Professional training for your students giving them an opportunity to learn with current Broadway performers. Learn the importance of first impressions in acting auditions, the business skills needed for a Broadway career and go through the Broadway auditioning process. Students may even get to learn some choreography from a current show!
This Café is a multi-arts and multicultural institution that has been home to innovative works in poetry, music and theatre for the past 40 years. The café encourages the use of art as a means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists so makes for an extremely cultural and empowering day out.


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In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • Statue of Liberty Boat tour
      • Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts
      • New York TV and Movie tour- NBC studios/Friends Set
      • Empire State Building
      • Attend Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your performing arts trip to New York, which you will find below. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Attend a Broadway class followed by watching a show
DAY2 Visit Radio City for a tour, followed by a tour of a TV set of your choice
DAY3 Visit Madison Square Gardens followed by a trip to the Empire State Building
DAY4 Visit the Statue of Liberty followed by a trip to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Getting there

A flight is required to get to NYC where you can fly directly into a New York airport from any major UK airport. Coach transfers will be included for all airport transfers and excursions, where needed.

Where to Stay

Based in the heart of New York City and in close proximity to bus and metro stations, this accommodation most notably ticks all the boxes in what is required to make for an incredible stay in the city centre.
In addition to offering spacious dorms to all varieties of sports groups, the HI NYC also offers a full board meal plan to make things as simple as possible when touring in New York. The friendly staff are always on hand to assist with any requests. We can assure you, your team will settle in comfortably.

Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC
Situated just steps away is Macy’s and the spectacular Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Gardens. What’s more, it’s just a short walk from the world-famous Time Square and the monumental Empire State Building. With all of these landmarks located close by and a Metro station around the corner, all of the city is accessible.

When to visit New York

Summer in New York is like no other. With plenty of outdoor screenings, the Tony Awards, and a parade taking place almost every other week, we recommend visiting between May and September for Performing Arts study trips to the USA.

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