Performing Arts, Drama & Theatre Studies Trips to Los Angeles

School trips to Los Angeles are simply unforgettable. The glittering city offers fame, glamour and a sprinkling of movie magic that cannot fail to impress any budding performer or producer. 

Students of film and performing arts will learn so much about their craft in the back-lots, theatres and studios of Los Angeles as well as find their favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Prices start from£999pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 4 nights Room Only Accommodation in Los Angeles
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

Las Vegas

Soak in the atmosphere of this amazing 24/7, buzzing city which also serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

Hearst Castle

Nestled in the hills, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Hearst Castle is one of the largest historic house museums with one of the most sophisticated guided tour programmes in the country. The tour takes visitors back through time exploring the life of William Randolph Hearst and his family, the art of collection, architecture, gardens and history of the Castle.

Getty Center

The Getty Center in Los Angeles features pre‐20th‐century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th‐ and 20th‐century American, Asian, and European photographs. In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin.

Nevada Test Site

You can’t get much further behind the scenes than this tour! Encompassing an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, the Nevada Test is one of the most restricted-access areas in the United States. Visitors to the site can see first-hand many relics remaining from nuclear weapons test, rocket experiments, and other energy-related programs.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

Venice Beach

Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice beach and famous boardwalk is where street entertainers and vendors create an unforgettable scence.  It is home to funky shops, street entertainers, vendors and colourful murals. The lively skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym are the place to be seen.   A great place to get the feel of the sunshine city at it’s best.

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Park Observatory is a facility which allows Southern Californian’s access to the cosmos! Open and free to visitors where you can look through telescopes, explore exhibits and see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.  It is also worth a visit to enjoy the spectacular views of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean.

Performing Arts Workshops

Tours and workshops can be designed to meet the special interests and needs of your group. All are run by tour directors experienced in all art genres. Possible workshops include, screenwriting, auditioning, improvisation and film making. Please contact us for more information.

The Dolby Theater (Formerly the Kodak Theater)

Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards® has to offer! See an Oscar® statuette, visit our Dolby Lounge and other exclusive celebrity hot spots, view images from previous Academy Awards® ceremonies. Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, Dolby Theatre offers walking tours daily to offers visitors architectural and historical highlights of the world-renowned venue.

TCL Chinese Theatre

The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is the most famous movie theatre in the world. Millions of visitors flock here each year, most of them drawn by its legendary forecourt with its footprints of the stars. Yet the Chinese Theatre is also a fine place to see a movie in its own right, a spectacular movie palace with a unique history.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

See “Behind-the-scenes” of your favorite shows and movies at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio. Guests of the Warner Bros VIP Tour are offered a rare and intimate glimpse into real Hollywood at work. The tour takes you through back lot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. Walk on to the set of a hit television show, watch as Foley artists create sound effects for movies, see how sets are constructed, peruse over 10 million items in the prop department, see your favorite vehicles from film and television up close, and the list goes on.


We Make Trip Planning Easy

  • Day to day support and advice from our team of travel experts
  • Easy-to-view online tour quotation
  • Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
  • Free Resources and templates to help launch your trip
  • Email reminders to keep you on track
  • Free and completely personalised Travel App to access your information on the go
  • Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
  • Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
  • Teacher Inspection Visits


What you say

Great communication, personal service, good connection between us as the college and EST as the provider. It's just so easy to use you guys. 

South Essex College

EST were great, I don't think there was anything more they could have done. 

South Essex College

We investigated six companies and EST provided by far the best value for money with impressive organisation and support structure. Thank you very much for making this an outstanding trip for every member of our party. 

Beech Hall School