Top 10 Student Theatre TripsEducational Destinations
Are your theatre students ready to participate in an actual Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop at Pearl Studios? How about traveling to London to take part in a classic Shakespeare workshop? Maybe your students want to give improvisational comedy a go at the iconic Second City. Educational Destinations presents our top 10 Student Theatre Trips that will open your students to new educational experiences and create lifelong memories.
New York City, New York
Your choreographic journey to the Big Apple will be vibrant and diverse. New York City is the core hub for theatre students and theatre professionals! As a place that offers something for everyone, New York is also welcoming and warm amidst the hustle-bustle pace that defines its streets. Student will learn the basics of theatre while working with a professional actor on creative skills through interactive exercises, participate in an actual Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop or perform improv while focusing on team building and listening. Be sure to include an acclaimed Disney theatre experience on your next student trip with Educational Destinations, an official Preferred Travel Planner of Disney on Broadway. With access to shows, cast conversations and life-changing workshops, your students can’t go wrong with a trip to NYC and Broadway.
From improv shows to Broadway classics, Chicago has plenty to offer theatre students. Since the 1800’s, Chicago’s majestic theatre venues have been praised for their architectural innovation and colorful pasts. Spots such as Second City and ComedySportz pay tribute to Chicago’s reputation for improvisational comedy. See popular Broadway shows such as Hamilton and classics like Cats, plus current Broadway hits on the stages of the Oriental, Cadillac Palace, Bank of America and Auditorium theaters in Chicago’s Loop. Your students will also have the chance to be a part of a spectrum of educational theatre workshops and classes perfect for elevating their craft.
Cleveland is the location of Playhouse Square Center, the second largest performing arts center in the U.S. just behind Lincoln Center in New York City. With nine stages in their Playhouse Square theatre district, Cleveland offers workshops and distance learning theatre workshop opportunities. If your students are ready for a Broadway program at the Playhouse Square, to be be prepped for their experience at the Lakes Theater or opportunities for personal and professional development at the Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland makes for a wonderful and affordable theatre club trip.
Globally considered the best theatre scene in the world, London offers a variety of theatre trip opportunities that allow your students to see what is was like to put on a Shakespearean in the late 1500’s. You’ll visit the majestic Romanesque or Victorian theatres, learn from professional performers, or even participate in a Shakespeare workshop. Known as a destination for diversity and rich culture, London represents one of the highest levels of theatre in the English-speaking world. Your drama students will learn how Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals have dominated the West End for a number of years. There is a powerful feeling when participating in a theatre tour to London that include plenty of educational opportunities for your students to expand their knowledge.
Set amidst the beauty of the Ozark mountains, Branson offers more theatre education than ever! Magnificent theaters, restaurants and lodging facilities, all in the mysterious Ozark Mountains and conveniently located in America’s heartland. If your students are ready for an audition workshop at the Clay Cooper Theatre, to learn direction and choreography at the Hughes Brothers Theatre or participate in a clinic at the Welk Resort Theatre, Educational Destinations will make your Branson theatre trip not only educational, but full of fun and adventure.
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Seated at the northern entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is full of adventures for your theatre group! With more attractions than you can squeeze in one trip, you drama students will enjoy theme parks, museums and breathtaking outdoor activities along with great opportunities for performances. The companion to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, shares activities and provides group fun year-around! This mountain town and vacation area in Tennessee is the setting of the timeless Dollywood. Your theatre group will enjoy this destination full of gorgeous views and excitement and unique theatre opportunities. Take center stage and become the opening act to the same audience as the stars, complete a workshop at Country Tonite Theater, be a part of Dollywood, or see the inner workings of a theatre show. Your next theatre trip will fill your students with wonder and adventure.
Los Angeles, California
If your students are ready to learn about body movement, vocalization, stage presence and technique at NoHo, participate in a Disney Performing Arts Program, or an upcoming event at the Center Theatre Group, the City of Angels is waiting for you. As the second largest city in North America, L.A. is a magical blend of cultures, cuisines, hopes and dreams! Have your students participate in educational theatre opportunities along with enjoying museums and iconic stages. Make even more memories as you reward your students by enjoying the magic at one of the local theme parks.
Walt Disney World – Imagination Campus
Learn valuable fundamentals that raise the level of your group’s performance skills by exposing them to different teaching styles, interpretations and performance techniques while heightening their awareness of importance of solid technical and musical fundamentals. Give your students the unique opportunity to rehearse with and to accompany a Disney professional. A rehearsal and performance critique with a Disney professional provides your group unique insight into ways to be better performers. Immerse your students in a Disney Performing Art Workshops, enjoy the benefits of the Disney YES Program and experience the exciting world of Disney.
Your students will thrive in workshops and tours at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Increase their physical focus and specificity for performance at the Studio Theatre, or view the stages of the rehearsal process at the Kennedy Center. Not only is D.C. a hotspot for a vibrant performing arts scene, it is the only place on the planet where your group can visit with a nearly 20-foot tall President Lincoln, read the original U.S. Constitution and enjoy internationally acclaimed art. World-class fun, awe-inspiring monuments, memorials and museums, family-friendly interactive experiences and more, D.C. offers something for everyone in your theatre troupe.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Toronto Theatre District is the home of the largest concentration of stage theatres in Canada. Broadway and West End productions come to Toronto on a regular basis. The city also hosts several theatre festivals each year. Toronto even focuses on small theatre productions. Toronto is an educational destination that beams with opportunities for your theatre students. Plan for your group to participate in a workshop led by experienced Artist Educators at the Canadian Opera Company, learn choreography at the Young People’s Theater or find out about tips on auditions and casting. Toronto offers a vibrant educational theatrical scene.
The storybook small town of Staunton is home to one of only two authentic Shakespeare theaters in the world. Along with a colorful music and arts scene, Staunton boasts six historical districts and numerous educational attractions such as the Frontier Culture Museum and the President Woodrow Wilson library and museum. There are plenty of workshops and opportunities available for theatre performance training and academic exploration within the American Shakespeare Center.
Scotland is renowned for its spirited citizens and castles and also well-known for its theatre. Scottish theatre dates back at least as far as the Middle Ages. Scots theatre has held its popularity due to mass migration, both to and from Scotland. In the modern period, Scottish literature has gone global, creating an increasingly multicultural Scottish theatre experience. If your students are ready to celebrate many arts and culture on the planet at the Edinburgh Fringe Theater Festival, visit the Student Theatre at Glasgow or participate in workshops at the King’s Theatre, Traverse Theatre and the Royal Lyceum, Educational Destinations will make your trip unforgettable.
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