Performing Arts School Trip To New York
Young student performers will experience the excitement and buzz of New York’s creative entertainment industry.
Take part in workshops on Travelbound’s specially designed school trip itinerary.
The excitement of a Broadway Show
Tailored Broadway workshops
A cruise round the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Skyscraping views from the Empire State Building
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
Students can take on a true Broadway experience. Enjoy a workshop led by Broadway stars located next to the audition studios of Matilda. Enter the world of theatre and discover the theory behind movement on stage.
The Broadway Theatre District has all the buzz and glitz that you’d expect from America’s answer to the West End. Rounding off the day with dinner and a Broadway show is a typical New York past time and it’s an exciting way for student’s to feel part of the city’s twilight activity.
From the start, Radio City was designed to enchant, built just after the stock market crash of 1929 as a symbol of hope. It is the largest indoor theatre in the world but retains a feeling of intimacy through its grand interiors and extraordinary use of space. New ‘Stage Door’ tours reveal both the theatre history and impressive new technological features.
The Apollo Theatre is a legendary music hall associated with African-American performers. The venue has played a pivotal role in the development of black culture in New York, playing host to artist such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Tours are inspiring and will give students an insight into the story of the theatre and the Harlem community.
Enjoy a neighbourhood tour of the cultural capital of Black America and experience the soulful sounds of gospel music. Explore the streets of greats like Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson while viewing legendary sites like the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Striver’s Row, Hotel Theresa, and much more.
Offering students a unique insight into life behind the camera, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to develop the professional skills required to build a career in filmmaking. Students will be able to explore key elements including directing, acting, shooting and editing.
With views to rival those of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller’s multi-floor observation deck is 70 floors high. A thrilling Plexiglass screen installation shows the construction workers hanging on the high beams, with a chance for you to ‘walk’ across one too, far above the city streets. Exhibits include the history and a model of the building.
Take the Statue Cruise from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty, one of the world’s most iconic structures and a symbol of freedom and democracy. Continue to Ellis Island and be inspired by the history and stories of the immigrants entering America between 1992-1954. This hop-on hop-off service allows you to explore at your leisure.
Built at the peak of the skyscraper craze in 1931, the 1250ft Empire State Building is an Art Deco symbol of NYC. A ride in the express lift to the observatory floors gives students an unrivalled view of the city with outdoor decks and restored original interiors. A handheld device acts as an audio and visual companion with engaging videos, image galleries, quizzes and maps.
The world’s largest department store now offers a fun, retail-focused lecture followed by a store tour. An informative discussion follows the story of Macy’s from humble beginnings in 1858 to the 1m square foot of selling space today. Students will also learn about fashion merchandising visual advertising techniques, with plenty of time left over to shop.
Documenting September 11, 2001, the museum examines the implications of the events and commemorates the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing. Using multimedia displays, narratives, archives and artefacts, the museum presents powerful accounts of the monumental struggles faced by a nation and the legacy of that day.
The memorial quadrant is a poignant reminder of the 9/11 devastation and an inspiring testimony by citizens to honour those who died. Twin reflecting pools and manmade waterfalls mark the spot where the Twin Towers stood, with the names of everyone lost inscribed into bronze panels around the outside.
This vast museum has over two million artworks spanning 5,000 years. It’s one of the most important collections in the world and a fantastic source of inspiration for students of all disciplines. A labyrinth of corridors holds paintings, textiles, ceramics and costume, chronologically reflects global regions in sky-lit spaces and architectural relics
The One World Observatory is located within the One World Trade Center providing unmatched views stretching across Manhattan to New Jersey. Groups will be able to learn about the history of the Trade Center in New York, its history and construction.
At the modern BLUEMAX theatre in Potsdamer Platz the Blue Man Group is a unique experience and a great evening entertainment for groups. Berlin is the only place in Europe where the show can be seen. The show is an upbeat and exciting mix of live music, comedy and visual effects and non-verbal which makes it an ideal choice for international groups.
This new attraction is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere boasting a unique design. The angled viewing platform juts out from the main building affording 360-degree views. Suspended in mid-air visitors can see 100 stories down through the glass floor.
Vessel is a new landmark and the centre piece of Hudson Yards, a vibrant redeveloped neighborhood, located on the West Side of midtown Manhattan. The 154 interconnecting flights of stairs are an interactive art work comprising almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings. The ascent gives great views of the attraction itself , the city and river.
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Performing arts learning outcomes
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country
- Develop a range of performance skills in workshops lead by professional performers
- Experience live professional performance
- Evaluate their own and others work
- Build confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have an opportunity to:
- Gain performance skills
- Understand more about the importance of the performing arts industry in New York
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and made new friends
- Gain personal organisation skills, co-operation skills and work with others in a variety of environments