Broadway Theater District Tour
Come discover the history of Great White Way! Explore Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, and 42nd Street, an area synonymous with American entertainment from stage to screen. These are the stories of dreams fulfilled and hopes dashed; a neighborhood that has seen everything from huge celebrations to desolation and neglect. Where everyone from Mary Pickford and Helen Hayes to Bradley Cooper and Denzel Washington have plied their craft on the boards; you will hear stories of the men and women who have made made this the center of the world of theater.
With a veteran New York actor as your tour guide, you will the beautiful old theaters where famous shows such as Oklahoma, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, and My Fair Lady premiered and stars such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Shirley McClain got their start. You will uncover the secrets, stories, and strange superstitions of the institutions in the area and discover little-known parts of the Theater District often overlooked in the tour books.
For more information on what you will see, read our self-guided Broadway tour.
Sights and topics we cover on the Broadway and the Theater District tour:
- Shubert Alley
- 42nd Street
- The Booth Theater
- The Brill Building
- St Malachy’s Actor’s Chapel
- The Music Box Theater
- Where to Get Discount Theater Tickets
- The Barrymore Theater
- Duffy Square
- The Difference Between Broadway and Off-Broadway
- The Edison Hotel
- Times Building and the New Year’s Ball
Reservations: This tour runs as a PRIVATE TOUR only.
Where: Meet your guide at the George Cohen Statue in Duffy Square (map) in Times Square at 46th St. and 7th Ave. The tour will end near the TKTS Booth at Broadway and 47th Street where you can buy discount tickets to a Broadway show!
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km)
When: Wednesdays @10 am. View our full tour calendar
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done.