Performing Arts LIVE! in New York Student Conference Event
Tuesday 18th February 2025
Where better than the home of theatre to host our exclusive Performing Arts LIVE! conference event? The bright lights and iconic theatres filled with stories and history from years of performances make Broadway the ideal location to inspire and excite your students of performing arts.
Take your seats in a Broadway theatre where students will hear from a variety of stage professionals who have made performing arts their business, providing great advice and insight into the possible careers they could pursue within this sector.
The aim is not only to inspire their interest in performance, but also consider the associated back stage careers. This unique opportunity to meet stage performers and professionals is an exclusive chance to experience life in front of and behind the curtain.
Explore all of our New York school trips available here!
|1||Check into UK airport for your flight to New York.||Arrive in NYC and transfer to your accommodation.||Visit the Empire State Building for spectacular views of the city at night.|
|2||Take a tour of the famous Radio City Music Hall.||See more of New York's famous sights on a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.||Evening meal and free time to people watch in Times Square.|
|3||LIVE! Conference Event: Broadway Up Close, Ensemble Interactive Performance & Technical Quick Change.||See some iconic locations on a New York TV & Movie Tour.||Tickets to see a Broadway Show.|
|4||Explore the world-renowned locations on a Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts Guided Tour.||Free time for sightseeing and shopping.||Transfer to airport for your return flight (overnight flight).|
|5||Arrive back at your UK airport.|
|Morning||Check into UK airport for your flight to New York.|
|Afternoon||Arrive in NYC and transfer to your accommodation.|
|Evening||Visit the Empire State Building for spectacular views of the city at night.|
|Morning||Take a tour of the famous Radio City Music Hall.|
|Afternoon||See more of New York's famous sights on a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.|
|Evening||Evening meal and free time to people watch in Times Square.|
|Morning||LIVE! Conference Event: Broadway Up Close, Ensemble Interactive Performance & Technical Quick Change.|
|Afternoon||See some iconic locations on a New York TV & Movie Tour.|
|Evening||Tickets to see a Broadway Show.|
|Morning||Explore the world-renowned locations on a Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts Guided Tour.|
|Afternoon||Free time for sightseeing and shopping.|
|Evening||Transfer to airport for your return flight (overnight flight).|
|Morning||Arrive back at your UK airport.|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' room only accommodation
- Return flights and overseas airport tranfers
- Attendance at the 2025 Performing Arts LIVE! Conference
- Extensive group travel insurance
- Services of the Events Team in New York throughout your stay
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points.
Who Is This Event For?
Aimed at Key Stage 4 & 5 students of Performing Arts. The event is designed to complement studies across the AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and SAQ curriculums. It is designed to meet course aims and to provide opportunities for both performance and technical studies.
Broadway Theatre Venue
Surrounded by the heritage and history of an iconic Broadway venue, be inspired at our Performing Arts LIVE! event.
Industry professionals will provide information and entertaining presentations to ignite your students' aspirations whilst perfectly complementing your learning objectives.
Broadway Up Close
This is an up close and personal moderated Q&A with 2 of Broadway's biggest stars. In this open forum, students observe the performers talking about their road to success, audition stories and even get to hear something from their repertoire.
Broadway Ensemble Experience
Featuring a musical director, students will warm up and learn the Broadway ensemble vocals from a high profile Broadway show.
Broadway Technical Experience
A Q&A with a prominent Broadway costume designer followed by learning and executing a real Broadway quick change.
Popular New York Visits
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.
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.
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Discover the spectacular Chase Bridges, get the inside scoop on all your favourite players when you explore the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms, and view the arena like never before.
Watch a Broadway Show
Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.
Examples of current shows on offer are: Aladdin, Wicked, Chicago, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera and Beetlejuice.
There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability - so book early for your favourite show!
Empire State Building Observatory
New York’s famous Empire State building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.
Circle Line Tour (Boat Cruise)
This cruise circumnavigates Manhattan Island allowing you to see all its highlights (dependant on length of cruise chosen) 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty is New York's most symbolic structure. The Auguste Bartholdi statue was given as a gift from the people of France and stands at 111 feet 6 inches from the toe to the crown. In the base of the statue there is an interesting museum devoted to the statue's history.
Immerse your students in "the Center of the Entertainment Universe" in Times Square - one of the world's busiest pedestrian areas and the hub of the Broadway Theatre District.
One of the great pleasures New Yorkers and tourists enjoy is getting away from it all in Central Park. Stretching 51 blocks between 59th and 110th streets, this 843-acre area, green rectangle has served its city well since 1859. From famous statues to castles, there is so much to see within this pastoral landmark.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Opened in 2014, the museum explores the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance. It demonstrates the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at local, national and international level. The museum is growing a permanent collection of artefacts, stories, photos, video and other materials.
Basketball and Ice Hockey Matches
Tickets to the New York Knicks Basketball and New York Rangers Ice Hockey Games range from $25 and upwards depending upon availability.
One World Trade Centre Observation Deck
The Freedom Tower is a 104 storey building that stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city. Interactive exhibitions reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers. Ascend the 102 floors to the observation deck in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences. With magnificent views over the Manhattan skyline, Summit takes the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights.
Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.
There are free downloadable STEM resources to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighbourhood. Get students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.
- Empire State Building
- Top of the Rock
- Broadway Show
- Times Square
...and much more!
- Unlocking creativity
- Elements of performance
- Technical and backstage considerations
- Career inspiration
- Expert guidance