Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

Tickets and Discounts

Updated: Juli 7, 2023

This post covers how to take the Madison Square Garden All Access Tour, what you will see, tour times, and where you can get discounted tickets. 


Madison Square Garden is perhaps the world's most famous arena.

It's home to two of New York's favorite sports teams, the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers.

Mega-stars of music have performed like Elvis Presley, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, and Elton John.

The Madison Square Garden All Access Tour lets you go behind the scenes and get the insider scoop on this legendary sports and entertainment venue.

All Access Tour

On this 60-minute tour, you'll be able to access exclusive, backstage areas of the arena and other places you'd otherwise not be permitted to visit.

Tours are led by an expert tour guide who knows just about every iconic story and legendary moment from the Garden's nearly 150-year history.

See memorabilia, commemorative photos and artifacts from 20 legendary moments that took place in this mecca of sports and entertainment.

Get an up-close view of the iconic concave ceiling from the Chase Bridge and see Celebrity Row.

Visit a VIP luxury suite featuring state-of-the-art amenities and exclusive seating.

Take a look inside the Knicks and Rangers locker Rooms (except when they are playing a home game).

New York Knicks Lockeroom

Note: The tour is conducted in English. However, there are follow-along audio guides available in multiple languages including Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and others.


Reviewers say consistently that guides are informative, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

Guests love the virtual reality experience that brings you up close to a thrilling live concert or sports event.

Guests also enjoyed seeing the VIP Suites, as well as learning about the Garden’s history and nostalgia.

This all-access tour of Madison Square Garden is ideal for sports fans, concertgoers, and even history buffs.

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Before you pay full price, be sure to check out our discounts section. You can get these tickets for at least 10% and up to 55% off.


The Madison Square Garden Tour runs daily between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Note: Tour times are subject to change due to venue activity.

Location: Check in for your tour at the Chase Square entrance to Madison Square Garden on Seventh Avenue between W. 31st Street and W. 33rd Street.

NOTE: This is a walking tour and there is no place to store baggage.

If you are coming with oversized bags or luggage, you may want to store your luggage at a nearby luggage storage facility for just $5.99/day/piece.


As we mentioned above, there is no reason to pay full price for tickets. Here are a few options to help you save between 10-55%.

Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

Free admission is included as an option in your Explorer Pass or New York Pass, with big discounts with other options.

Tourist attraction discount passes can save you up to 55% off of full-price admission to most of NYC's most popular attractions and tours.

And these NYC passes include the following attractions to choose from:

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Empire State Buildings, Top of the Rock, or One World Observatory
  • Madame Tussauds
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry  
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Read our post on tourist discount passes to see if one is right for you.

Groupon and Living Social

Check coupon sites like Groupon where you can often find good deals on tour tickets.

Military Discounts or AAA Discounts

Unfortunately, there are no military or AAA discounts at this time. 


Madison Square Garden hosts over 300 events a year, including sporting events, concerts, comedy shows, benefits, and seasonal spectaculars.

See what's on at the Garden here.

Billy Joel Madison Square Garden

Sports Events

  • Basketball - The Knicks
  • Ice Hockey - The Rangers
  • Big East Basketball Tournament
  • WWE Wrestling
  • Westminster Dog Show
  • and more!

See how MSG hosts both Basketball and Ice Hockey in the same week!


To see who is playing the Garden during your visit, see our monthly posts on things to do in NYC which includes a whole section on live events and concerts.

TIP: You can see Billy Joel every month. Since 2014, legendary musician Billy Joel performs once a month at the Garden.

Get tickets to see Billy Joel’s monthly show here.


The Garden hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. Many shows are held in the smaller Hulu Theater at the Garden.

Some shows you can expect every year are A Christmas Story, Sesame Street Liveund Cirque du Soleil.

Also, check the Family-Friendly section of our monthly posts on things to do in NYC to see what is playing for kids.

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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: Juli 7th, 2023
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