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In late 2022 an exciting addition to Times Square opened, the Museum of Broadway. The name says it all! 

The Museum of Broadway is not just for theater lovers. This museum is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves immersive experiences, history, and dazzling creativity.


Tickets, Location, and Hours

The Museum of Broadway is at 145 W. 45th St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues (map).

It is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm daily. 

Tickets cost between $39 - $49.

On the first Tuesday of every month, tickets are $25.

Purchase tickets here.


What To Expect

The museum is divided into three parts, the Map Room, the Timeline, and The Making of a Broadway Show. 

In total, over 500 productions from the 1700s to the present day are represented in some form or another.

Many of the exhibits include the best Broadway shows and musicals playing now.


The Map Room

Walking into the Museum you’ll encounter the Map Room, where immersive videos tell the history of New York City theater from the early 19th Century through today.

Maps reveal how the theater district slowly migrated north to Times Square from Lower Manhattan. 


The Timeline

Spread over two floors of the museum, the Timeline is where the bulk of the exhibits are located.

Visitors learn about Broadway’s history through chronologically-arranged items like vintage photographs and show posters. 

Broadway of Museum costumes

Special rooms are dedicated to specific Broadway shows, like The Ziegfeld Follies, Oklahoma!, Company, Rent, and others.

Rooms are filled with original costumes, stage props, posters, and playbills. Each show’s soundtrack plays in the background. 

The Timeline is where you’ll find the best Instagrammable opportunities.

Pose in is Max’s office from The Producers or Doc's drugstore from West Side Story. Walk through the hall of mirrors in the A Chorus Line exhibit.


The Making of a Broadway Show

The final section of the museum offers visitors a chance to see what happens off-stage. 

Displays showcase the work that goes into costume and set design, lighting, and sound. 

Museum of Broadway Rent

Original sketches, plans, and scale models of stage sets provide insight into the creative minds behind the transformation of a theater into the magical places that Broadway takes us.

This unique museum is sure to take its place among the best museums in Manhattan.


Things to do Nearby

Explore Times Square

The Museum of Broadway is located in Times Square so it's easy to visit the museum and explore Times Square before or after.

If you are interested in other attractions, you can see your favorite celebrities (in wax) at Madame Tussauds.

Times Square

Grab a seat on the TKTS red staircase and watch the world rush by. By the way, TKTS is one of several places you can get cheap Broadway show tickets.

Read all about the many things to do in Times Square, where to eat, shop and where to stay.


Take a Theater District Tour

If you've taken the time to visit the Museum of Broadway then you must be a theater lover!

Complement your trip to the museum with a self-guided Broadway Theater District Tour.



See the Sights of Midtown Manhattan

The Museum of Broadway is blocks away from so many great sights located in Midtown Manhattan.

From the museum, you are just five blocks from Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock.

Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park are also just five blocks away.

grand central terminal

Head north just six blocks and you'll be at the Museum of Modern Art.

Walk south just 11 blocks to visit the Empire State Building.

Read our post, 50+ Things to do in Midtown Manhattan.


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About The Author

Courtney

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: February 6th, 2023
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