Performing Arts, Drama & Theatre Studies Trips to New York

Its showtime!!! There is no better location to excite your performing arts students about their subject than New York; the home of Broadway. 40 theatres on and off Broadway make up the theatre district in the city so in terms of performance you will be spoilt for choice. Students will be able to participate in Broadway life by taking part in an acting or dance workshop designed around a particular show which they later go on to see, greatly enhancing their appreciation of the performance.

Alongside the performances, seeing the city's famous sites and iconic landmarks will offer a memorable study experience that is difficult to beat.


Curriculum Topics
Key Stage 4

  • Characteristics of performance texts and dramatic works
  • Roles and responsibilities of theatre makers

Key Stage 5

  • The ways in which theatre makers collaborate to create theatre
  • Work of live theatre makers: Performers, Designers, Directors

Prices start from£699pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight to New York Arrive and transfer to your accommodation Visit to Empire State Building
2 Radio City Music Hall Tour Broadway Classroom Workshop Tickets to see a Broadway Show
3 New York TV & Movie Tour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Evening meal in a local restaurant
4 Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts Guided Tour Free time for sightseeing and shopping Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
5 Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight to New York
Afternoon Arrive and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Visit to Empire State Building
Morning Radio City Music Hall Tour
Afternoon Broadway Classroom Workshop
Evening Tickets to see a Broadway Show
Morning New York TV & Movie Tour
Afternoon Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts Guided Tour
Afternoon Free time for sightseeing and shopping
Evening Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
Morning Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights Room Only Accommodation on a Bedshare basis
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
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  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
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Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Broadway Classroom Workshops

A great opportunity to experience Broadway not just visit it. Workshops are designed to introduce basic theatre skills through physical and vocal warm-ups, focus/listening exercises and theatre games. More tailored sessions are available in stage combat, improvisation as well as ‘Step by Step', a dance master class in the style of the show you're seeing. Students can also get audition tips from a casting director to give them an advantage in this competitive world.

Radio City Music Hall Tour

A tour round the building will explain the history of the building and show the beautiful art deco interiors. You will learn the secrets of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage’s hydraulic system, and their impressive new technological features. For those thinking of a career in theatre they can give an insight into the behind-the-scenes aspects of what it takes to run Radio City Music Hall!

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Guided Tour

Students will explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, New York State Theatre, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and Alice Tully Hall. They will also hear fascinating stories told by engaging tour guides and on occasion, catch a rehearsal in progress.

Guided walking tour of the Theatre District

Feast your eyes on “The Great White Way” or “Theatre Row,” midtown Manhattan’s exciting theatres nestled among a wide assortment of restaurants, movie theatres, hotels and other tourist delights.

Manhattan TV & Movie Tours

Take part in a film-making workshop where students get an introduction to each step of the film-making process before breaking into groups to work on each aspect of the film.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Workshop

The Ailey School has been training world-class dancers since Alvin Ailey first opened his school in Brooklyn, New York in 1969.  Guided by Mr. Ailey’s mission that dance is for everybody, the School is the ultimate destination for dancers of all ages and levels.  The Ailey Studios offer numerous options for unique group experiences, including private and open classes in a variety of techniques from around the world, as well as class observations and discounted tickets to Ailey performances, and much more.

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What you say

Radio City was excellent! A fantastic tour! School of Rock musical went down very well with students and staff! 9/11 museum - was an amazing experience for the staff and students. 

Portland Place School

The workshops were excellent and the studios were great. The dancers particularly loved the Alvin Ailey workshop. I was very happy with everything that EST did for us. 

Gable Hall School

Definitely recommend the empire state at night and rockefeller in the day!  European Study Tours was a great company to book through and were extremely supportive in the process, booking and whilst on the trip. 

Brockhill Park Performing Arts College

Everything was fantastic and much appreciated by pupils. The 9/11 memorial hit home particularly hard. Basketball, ice hockey and Matilda were also huge hits. 

St Columbas RC High School

I have now used European study tours 4 times and I personally wouldn't use anyone else...excellent service! 

Darlington College

Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility, time and support which made the trip such a success! 

Cathedral Academy

Really positive and helpful all the way through the booking and planning process - always on hand and really personable. 

Melksham Oak Community School