Creative Arts and Musical Theatre Tour to New York
With a great combination of culture, art and fun activities this trip will be an experience you will never forget!
Why schools choose Educating Adventures
School tour specialists providing comprehensive teacher resources
Our teacher toolkit provides the planning resources needed to successfully plan an international school trip. From support with fundraising and communication with parents and students to planning checklists, these resources allow busy teachers to stay on track with the planning process.
Group travel management software
EA uses the latest software to make teachers' lives easier by performing tasks and collating information on their behalf. Instead of teachers chasing up parents for students' passport details, medical information, waiver forms, chasing payments etc, now Educating Adventures will do this on your behalf.
Professional local trip representatives providing 24 hour support
The EA difference is our qualified and experienced team on the ground at each of our featured destinations. Your school tour representative will meet and greet, and work with you to ensure flexibility and provide ongoing support throughout your school tour. Our representatives are selected for their ability to quickly develop a great rapport with teachers and students and because they are passionate about providing excellent service.
Bespoke educational trips, customised to your requirements
EA School Tours have been working with schools for 14 years to facilitate informative and inspiring school tours around the world. In addition to key featured trips to the USA, UK & Europe, NZ, South America and Japan, our experienced team can create bespoke educational travel itineraries for your school. All packages are fully inclusive with flights, accommodation, activities and so much more…
Superior organisation for a stress free experience
EA School Tours provides an unsurpassed level of support to teachers. From the concept to completion of your school tour, your dedicated school travel consultant will work with you to ensure a memorable and safe experience for your students, parents, and teachers. There is a high level of communication required in order to successfully plan an international trip and our team will ensure the planning is on track to deliver an exceptional school trip.
Excellent knowledge of local activities
Your school travel consultant will have intimate knowledge of our featured travel locations and a handful of other exciting travel destinations around the globe. Our committed team have been selected because of their knowledge of international travel, their high level of organisational skills and great service, and their ability to source exciting and educational trip activities to add to your overall school travel experience.
The next step is to let us know that you would like to work with us and we can advise and help you to make this tour a reality. There is no obligation to travel, this step just allows us to make all necessary enquiries and work with our suppliers on organising initial details for your group, while you advertise the trip to your school and collect deposits.
Get it right
This quotation and itinerary is a starting point. We enjoy this stage, spending time with teachers to make changes and ensure each school group gets the best itinerary at a suitable package price.
Confirm the trip
To confirm your trip, a non-refundable deposit, (normally 15% of the package price), is required. Once we have secured the main components of your trip with our suppliers we will send you a confirmation invoice. This will include a remaining payments schedule, as agreed with you. Note: international flights are generally only available to be booked 11 months prior to travel.
We know how difficult it is for teachers to ask parents for more money. Once we have issued a confirmation invoice the price will never change as long as the itinerary does not change and the number of travellers remains the same. So the price of the tour will not increase if flights and/or taxes increase or exchange rate changes. Another reason why EA School Tours makes teachers' lives easier!
9/11 Memorial Museum
One of the most significant events in American history is remembered at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers, and is dedicated to exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. The Museum displays artefacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery. The names of every person who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are inscribed in bronze around the twin memorial pools.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument - she is a beloved friend, and a living symbol of freedom to the world. Ellis Island is the historic gateway to America, where millions of immigrants passed through between 1892 and 1955. No trip to New York City is complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Walking Tour - Wall St & Surrounds
Experience a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide through Wall Street and visit many well-known attractions.
Creatively Wild Art Studio Workshop - Creative Arts
Take part in a 2 hour workshop at the fantastic Creatively Wild Art Studio. The most popular private lessons include Louise Nevelson wood sculptures, Matisse cut-outs, Picasso your face, live model drawing, "Van Gogh-ify" your favorite landscape, cityscape painting and drawing from observation.
Guided Tour of The Guggenheim
Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of the fantastic Guggenheim Museum. Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives and publications.
Four Days of Broadway Workshops - Musical Theatre
Each day, you'll take part in 90 minute educational and enlightening workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours.
Taught by Broadway professionals, workshops and master classes are a great way to enrich your theatrical experience.
An example of the type of workshop is:
A Broadway Rehearsal
A Broadway performer will teach a musical number from a current Broadway Show. Conducted in a Broadway rehearsal studio, vocals and/or choreography will be rehearsed (time permitting) by a Broadway performer as they would run a professional rehearsal, giving students a true Broadway experience. Lyric or music sheets may be provided to the group at the beginning of this exciting workshop. Q&A session with the performer to follow rehearsal. (Restrictions may apply if a Broadway Show requires strong ballet or tap technique such as the challenging dances of the legendary Jerome Robbins.)
Enjoy an evening at a Jazz Club
Experience an evening of fabulous jazz at one of the Lincoln Center’s venues. Dizzy's Club offers live jazz performances with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
Depending on availability, your evening might be at Dizzy's Jazz Club or a similar venue.
Tour of The MET and Workshop - Creative Arts
The largest museum in the Western hemisphere, The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
Take part in a program called the Studio Art Workshop, which combines a 60 minute Exploring Art Across Cultures tour with a 45 minute art making workshop.
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Tour and Workshop - Creative Arts
Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design, and is the steward of one of the most diverse and comprehensive design collections in existence—more than 215,000 design objects spanning 30 centuries.
Students will discover how designers are partnering with data scientists and researchers to translate complex facts and figures into imagery that can help everyday people advocate for the causes they care about. In an exhibition tour of Cooper Hewitt’s Designing Peace and Deconstructing Power: W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair exhibitions, students will investigate how data visualisation has been a powerful tool for analysing inequities and enacting social change. In a hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to interpret and visualise data around important human rights issues.
The American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum & Guided Tour - Creative Arts
The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest and contains an art collection with around 1.5 million objects.
Guided Gallery Visits: The 60–75 minute in-person lessons focus on a variety of themes using two to three artworks in the galleries.
Guided Tour of The Juilliard - Musical Theatre
Today, enjoy a guided tour of the Juilliard. Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.
*This is subject to availability and if it isn't available at time of booking an alternative activity will be booked.
Times Square and Broadway show
Times Square, the most bustling square of New York, is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super-signs. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps. This evening, you will have a chance to see the sparkling lights of the Theatre District while you enjoy dinner. Head to Broadway, the home of musical theatre and take in a dazzling, toe-tapping performance that will provide a night to remember in New York City! There are so many to choose from, including classics such as Grease, the Lion King, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.
Guided Tour of Chelsea and Soho Galleries & The High Line
Enjoy a tour around the main gallery district in NYC, which is constantly changing. Not only are the Chelsea gallery exhibitions changing every 4-6 weeks, the gallery businesses themselves are often relocating within the Chelsea art district and stretching those boundaries to the north, and inland to the east.
You'll also get a chance to explore The High Line, a public park built on an historic freight rail line, elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Whitney Museum of American Art - Guided Visit + Studio
The Whitney Museum of American Art is a must-see museum in New York City, located at the southern entrance of the High Line in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The Whitney showcases masterpieces by iconic American artists, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Alexander Calder, and many others, alongside special exhibitions that rotate throughout the year.
Students will take part in a 70 minute guided tour in the galleries, followed by an hour of art making in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. This opportunity to explore materials and experiment with processes will encourage you to think like artists and be inspired by artists’ ideas.
- The experience consists of a 1 hour 10 minute guided visit, plus a 1 hour art making workshop in the Hearst Artspace that explores materials and experiments with artistic processes.
Behind The Emerald Curtain
Behind The Emerald Curtain is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at WICKED and the 125 people it takes to make every performance happen. This event is great for die-hard Broadway fans and newcomers alike. Even if you haven’t seen WICKED, you’ll be fascinated by the details and complexities that go into a major Broadway production. Led by members of the WICKED Broadway cast, your guides will take you through the creative process of a Broadway show, giving first-hand accounts of the birth of a new musical.
Participants take a guided tour through the exclusive Behind the Emerald Curtain Museum, which includes an elaborate set model by Tony Award-winner Eugene Lee and an up-close look at some of Tony Award-winner Susan Hilferty's costumes (with beautiful details that are not always visible from the audience), as well as actual props and wigs from the show.Each event concludes with a Q+A session with cast members, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about WICKED specifically and show business in general.
Empire State Building
Today, you'll climb The Empire State Building to the main observatory deck! The main deck observatory, on the 86th floor, has been the setting for dozens of movie and television scenes, as well as tens of millions of unforgettable moments.
The open-air observation deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York, Brooklyn, Queens and beyond. On the clearest days, this unforgettable view spans six states, offering glimpses of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware.
Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology - Creative Arts
Enjoy a visit to the most fashionable museum in New York. Best known for its innovation and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present.
Central Park TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour
This 2 hour walking tour is a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon, strolling through what was the first public park built in America. There are 40 locations in all, which means that you’ll have ample opportunity to pose for the camera a la Holly Golightly.
Take a stroll through Bethesda Terrace, as seen in The Avengers and Elf
Dance your heart out musical-style like characters featured in Glee, Enchanted, and Isn’t It Romantic
Sport your black cashmere gloves at the famous ice skating rink, as seen in Serendipity
Get in on the action where Steve Carell and Tina Fey escaped the bad guys in Date Night
Go on location to the Bandshell, the iconic amphitheater from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Law & Order: SVU
Visit the peaceful Boathouse Café as seen in the famous romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally
Feed pigeons where Kevin McCallister did in Home Alone 2
Second Broadway Show
Return to Broadway, the home of musical theatre, to enjoy another inspirational performance from the many shows on offer.
Shopping at The Mills and head to the airport
After breakfast, pack your bags and transfer to The Mills for a morning of shopping. Then travel to the airport, as it's time to head home.
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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