Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Small-Group Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Let’s get the show on the road! Come along with us as we take you on a journey through the history and highlights of the one-and-only Broadway!

Your tour starts at the heart of New York City and the theatre world - Times Square. From there, your local guide will show off a variety of iconic theatres where your favorite shows have played over the years. You’ll hear about the history of Broadway and some of these incredible theatres as you stroll under the marquees and dazzling lights of the Great White Way.

You’ll also head into Hell’s Kitchen to explore the off-Broadway theatres where world-famous shows make their debuts before they become beloved classics.

Along the way, you’ll get the chance to go behind-the-scenes with a tour through an active rehearsal studio and, of course, enjoy an afternoon surrounded by the hustle-and-bustle in Manhattan. We promise, your time with us will be a tough act to follow!

What's Included

Entrance to private rehearsal studio

Local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Personal shopping and souvenirs

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation. Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ALL GUESTS are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the start of the tour. If you do not have proof, please alert us via phone or email 48h before the tour. We created a comprehensive strategy to ensure the safety of our guests and we continu
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The included visit to a rehearsal studio requires climbing 3 flights of stairs with no available elevator. Please be prepared for this, as opting out and waiting for the group outside will impact your tour experience.
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Times Square
Your tour begins amidst the lights, skyscrapers, and billboards of Time Square. This is the heart of New York City, famous around the world, and the entrance to Broadway. It’s the perfect place to start your tour of the Great White Way with us!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Duffy Square
Just off of Times Square is the lesser-known Duffy Square. Home to the TKTS Booth, where hundreds enter ticket lotteries every day, this Square is integral to the Broadway experience for the general public!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

It’s everything you expect: dazzling lights, show posters, your favorite performers names on marquees, and historic, iconic theatres. This is where stars are born, shows become hits, and inspiration strikes! We’ll stroll down Broadway as your guide tells you about the history of various theatres you pass and the shows that have called this avenue home over the years.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Richard Rodgers Theatre
Don’t throw away your shot to see the home of Hamilton! This theatre, named for the composer of hits like Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, The King and I, and South Pacific, has been the home of Lin Manuel Miranda’s instant-classic musical since 2015.

• Admission Ticket Free

Majestic Theatre
Let yourself be intoxicated by the music of the night as you pass one of the largest theatres on Broadway. Over the years, this venue has been home to shows such as The Music Man, Camelot, and The Wiz. But, since 1988, the Majestic has hosted the longest-running production in Broadway history: The Phantom of the Opera!

• Admission Ticket Free

Shubert Theatre
Host to the Tony Awards over the years, this theatre is another long-term tenant of Broadway (open since 1913) with a rich history of shows, plays, and stars!

• Admission Ticket Free

Hell's Kitchen
We’ll then venture to see some Off-Broadway theatres in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Midtown (don’t worry, it’s not nearly as scary as the name implies!). These theatres are where shows are developed, workshopped, rehearsed, and produced before making their public debut. Kinks are worked out, tests are run, and changes are made here - all essential pieces of the Broadway puzzle.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Second Stage Theater
With a mission to develop writer-focused plays and production, the company here has a history of engaging audiences with captivating characters - such as in their Tony Award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen”.

• Admission Ticket Free

Theatre Row
This collection of 6 theatres operates as a hub for up-and-coming theatre companies, offering everything from rehearsal space to tech support. You never know who has the next big thing in the works!

• Admission Ticket Free

Playwrights Horizons
As you might be able to tell by the name, this venue is host to more plays than musicals - such as Pulitzer Prize winners Driving Miss Daisy and The Flick.

• Admission Ticket Free


Excellent tour and terrific guide!
TravHobby, 13-10-2022
Mickey, our guide was terrific. As a working professional actor her knowledge of the history of NYC theater, its celebrities and distinguished theaters, was really helpful in understanding what an important resource this is for theater professionals and audiences. The tour of the studio where she works and teaches was wonderful as well.
Highly Recommended
70denniseg, 04-10-2022
I highly recommend this tour and Mickey was a terrific host, it exceeded my expectations. The surprise at the end was so much fun and made me want to move to NY and sign up for a few classes.
flares81, 19-09-2022
I had the pleasure of a solo tour with Jessie a couple of weeks ago and loved her passion and knowledge! Her love of New York’s theatre, both on and off stage, was evident throughout and I enjoyed myself hugely! I thoroughly recommend!
Fun, informative Experience.
christianeallena, 12-09-2022
My favorite part was just walking in NYC while it was raining. I am not being sarcastic when I say this but there is a certain beauty walking in the rain, I do have umbrella though but it was lovely. I was actually the only one on this tour but Mikayla was really informative and she made it fun by giving me details while we walk. It was a great experience. We went to this studio and the host there was very accommodating, informative and friendly. She showed us where they teach different things as well as their pride and joy which is a small theater. All in all an enjoyable experience. I took the tour in September 6, 2022.
Fun and Informational
670yingc, 21-07-2022
I learned a lot about the history of broadway theaters and even got to see the different theaters mentioned in our tour. Jessie was really accommodating and patient in the hot and humid NYC summer, explaining the differences between all the Broadway theaters and the terms: broadway, off-broadway, and off-off-broadway. Near the end, we even got a chance to act out a small script in an independent studio (was nervous but really fun). Thank you so much, Jessie, for the lovely tour today!

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