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Groups can combine a 30-minute recital with a musically themed tour of the cathedral.

Due to its close proximity to the Twin Towers site, and for the part it played in the rescue effort helping survivors of 9/11, this chapel is now recognised throughout the world as St Paul’s Chapel at Ground Zero. Choirs have the opportunity to give a one-hour lunchtime concert in this very special venue.

 

These community venues are always happy to open their doors to guest groups to perform as part of their social programme. Residents provide a guaranteed warm welcome.

Bands and orchestras can play in the bandshell of this world-famous park.

Regular concerts are held during spring and summer at this popular park, located on 42nd Street in the heart of the theatre district.

Perform at the impressive Intrepid! This is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan.

Arrive with prepared material of your choice to perform for a Broadway musician during a two-hour session. The Broadway musician will then guest conduct, give constructive feedback, and help your group perform to the best of their abilities. Your group will be able to ask questions about playing in a Broadway pit, training, and how one makes the journey from playing an instrument for fun to becoming a professional musician.

Learn techniques of vocal dynamics and acting through song while working with a musical director on a piece of Broadway music. Explore the art of marrying music and drama to effectively achieve great emotional impact. Then your students have the opportunity to perform the piece they have learned with a Broadway guest performer, followed by a Q&A session.

Stage School Workshops are delivered by qualified teaching artists (so you can get involved too) and can be tailored to your chosen show, as well as your curriculum requirements.

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good...before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love.

See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.

Your group will be provided with sheet music and work with a cast member (from a show you see) and a pianist to recreate a true Broadway rehearsal. Students will learn choreography, staging and music directly from the Broadway production they are seeing.

Stage School Workshops are delivered by qualified teaching artists (so you can get involved too) and can be tailored to your chosen show, as well as your curriculum requirements.

Take a magical journey behind-the-scenes at smash hit musical, Wicked. Visit the exclusive ‘Behind the Emerald Curtain’ museum, including an intimate look at the Tony Award® winning sets and costumes, as well as some of the actual props and wigs from the show. The ultimate insider experience! Available Saturday mornings only.

Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.

Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.

Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!

 

The new Lincoln Center Tour provides a behind-the-scenes perspective of the past and present of Lincoln Center. During 75-minute, weekday guided tours, guests will learn about Lincoln Center’s history; explore the iconic arts organizations that call Lincoln Center home; and experience our vibrant campus the way only artists and staff do.

Every day is unique at Lincoln Center and so are our tours! Each tour itinerary will be different based on the day’s activity at our many performance halls.

 

The largest indoor theatre in the world, this prime spot in Midtown was turned into Radio City Music Hall during the years of the Depression. Radio City is now a leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events, including the Grammys, Tonys, and MTV Video Music Awards! More than 700 movies opened here, including the original King Kong.
Here, your group will learn about its history, listen to the ‘mighty Wurlitzer’ and enjoy ‘a masterpiece of American Modernist design’.

 

Embark on a journey through the history of jazz music on this exclusive and exciting tour. Travel to Queens and explore the legendary Addisleigh Park neighbourhood, home to many notable African Americans and jazz greats throughout history. View the homes of iconic figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Count Basie, and James Brown. Learn about the cultural legacy of jazz music in New York by viewing the St. Albans Congregational Church and the Addisleigh Park jazz mural.

Located in the heart of Broadway, The New Amsterdam Behind-the-Magic Tour is an amazing experience for students.  Your group will discover the beautifully restored art and architecture of this landmark Broadway theatre built in 1903, once home to the legendary Ziegfeld Follies.  Led by a Disney Tour Guide, groups can explore the history of Disney Theatrical Production’s on Broadway, view original props, costumes and set pieces and discover how classic Disney stories are brought to life on stage.

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.

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