New York Performing Arts

5 days /3 nights

From only £729pp

Overview

5 days /3 nights From only £729pp

The StudyTrips performing arts programme is delighted to offer a series of interactive workshops, designed to further enhance your group’s Broadway experience. Our fun and educational sessions are a great way to engage students in a variety of theatre disciplines and were developed to enrich the curriculum.

Each session is designed just for your group, customised to your students’ needs, abilities, age range, level of experience and, of course, the show you are attending. Workshops are held in Broadway rehearsal studios in the Times Square area – the very studios where Broadway shows hold their rehearsals! Workshops are held in Midtown rehearsal facilities convenient to the Theatre District. All workshops are currently held on the West Side between 26th Street and 57th Street.

StudyTrips will tailor the programme around you. Whether you want an intensive course to prep students for exams or to improve confidence and communication skills. The choice is yours!

What's included in the trip?

  • Return flights from London to New York (other UK airports available at a supplement)
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfer in New York
  • 3 nights hostel accommodation on a room only basis
  • Group welcome meal on arrival
  • 2 workshops led by a Broadway professional
  • Empire State Building and Statue cruise
  • Group tickets to a Broadway Show
  • Group travel insurance

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart to New York. Welcome meal

  • Day 2

    Empire State Building. Stage school workshop of your choice followed by broadway show of choice

  • Day 3

    Statue cruise. Stage school workshop of your choice. Top of the Rock

  • Day 4

    Free time. Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to UK,

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Enhance your trip

  • Led by a leading casting director or teaching artist, this session will give students the business skills for a successful career in theatre. The group will learn about audition procedures, agent submissions, head shots and resumes. The instructor will also help students set personal goals and will select a few students to experience a “cold” reading in a positive environment.
  • In this intimate one-hour session, participants will have the opportunity to sit down and talk to a Broadway performer they will later see onstage in a Broadway show. This will include personal success stories, career moments and insight into life as a performer. This workshop includes a private performance from the artist just for the group ( 1 hour).
  • Through demonstrations applied to willing students, your group will learn the basics of makeup application and effects-rendering from a professional makeup artist. This lecture-based class will show your group the correct technique of makeup application and give a bit of the history on why makeup is applied during live theatre.
  • The art of the costume change – Students will discover the importance of quick costume changes, learning how it takes many people on and off stage to keep a Broadway show moving. From lights, sound, music, costumes and set changing, a scene can go from a whole different setting in 30 seconds. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about careers, costumes, set pieces, etc. A very exciting, interactive workshop that will be invaluable in the smooth running of your school’s productions.
  • An ideal introduction to Broadway! Students will gain basic theatre and creativity skills, exploring Broadway’s historical significance as well as the training process of a Broadway actor. Led by a teaching performer the group starts with physical and vocal warm-ups, followed by interactive focus/listening exercises and a chance to pick up tips from a Broadway actor. (1 hour)
  • This fast, fun-filled workshop offers a great opportunity for students to broaden their theatre skills. Taught by a Broadway performer, students will experience many different Broadway dance styles or can improve one specific dance type. Students can even practice a dance routine from a Broadway show or take part in a simulated professional dance audition and of course there is always time for questions, pictures and autographs.
  • Working with a musical director, your students will learn techniques of vocal dynamics and acting through song while working on a piece of Broadway music. They’ll explore how music and drama combine to achieve great emotional impact. The group will also perform the piece they just learned with a Broadway guest performer, followed by a question-and-answer session.
  • Experience the Broadway auditioning process! Students spilt into small groups and perform either a monologue or song (with sheet music for the pianist) for a Broadway professional or casting director and receive constructive criticism in a positive environment. This is followed by a question-and-answer session with a Broadway performer who will give you a peek into his/her audition material. This is a 2-hour workshop, using material prepared by students ahead of time.
  • Participants learn the art of simulated combat and will safely walk away, armed with valuable techniques to use in your school’s own productions. Fully trained professionals teach the secrets of fight choreography and there’s a Q&A session with the performer at the end of the session.
  • Improv is an excellent training tool that equips future actors to think on their feet when things go wrong on stage. Led by professional performers your students participate in fun, fastpaced scenarios with the focus on teambuilding and listening skills. Quick thinking and creativity are put to the test in a series of interactive theatre games.
  • Working with a Broadway cast member and a pianist this workshop recreates a true Broadway rehearsal experience. Students learn the choreography, staging and music from the Broadway production that they see during their stay in New York.
  • As one of the most iconic buildings in America, the Empire State Building is unforgettable. For those who don’t mind travelling to the top of the tallest building in New York, the viewing deck on the 102nd floor offers stunning 360 degree views of the city. Don’t forget your camera!
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers the finest panoramic vistas of New York City thanks to this – and its spacious 360-degree indoor and outdoor decks. The deck officially opened its doors to the public in 2005 after a complete renovation.
  • This groundbreaking theatrical experience comes to life in the heart of Times Square. Both a tour and live show, The Ride is an entertainment experience that transforms the streets of New York into a stage. The city’s iconic landmarks presented to audience members face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, delivering panoramic and vertical views of Manhattan.
  • Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center. Movie premieres and feature runs have occasionally taken place, but the focus of the theater throughout the year is now on concerts and live stage shows.