New York City

Private Theatre District Tour

New York, United States
Private Theatre District Tour

From USD 85.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore New York City's Theater District on a private 2-hour walking tour that introduces you to backstage stories and insider secrets of the Great White Way. With a private guide, walk through the area around Times Square to see theaters that have been home to legendary performances and Broadway stars. You'll hear about the history of live theater, including the early days of Vaudeville and the creation of the musical.
  • 2-hour private Theater District walking tour with an industry professional
  • Get the inside scoop on the mecca of live theater
  • See theaters where actors, directors, producers, choreographers, and composers have created more 100 years of art and music
  • Learn about the creation of the musical, the golden age of musical theater, and cultural phenomenons like Hamilton

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Private Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
  • Entrance to theatres

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Majestic Theatre
    245 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

    The tour meets in front of the Majestic Theatre (home of Phantom of the Opera) on 44th Street. Our guide will be there to greet you at the confirmed time fo the tour. They will be holding a white and blue checked flag with our logo on it. If you are running late, please call our office at (718) 806-1706.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

End point

  • Gershwin Theatre
    222 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA

What To Expect

Your tour starts outside the Majestic Theatre in Manhattan, home to The Phantom of the Opera. Meet your guide, who tells you about other shows that have opened here, and then head down the street toward other well-known theaters before stopping outside Sardi's, an iconic watering hole for the theater industry and fans.

Continuing your walk, listening to commentary from your guide about the Shubert Theatre, and then turn onto 45th Street, lined with venues such as the Booth Theatre, Jacobs Theatre, Golden Theatre, Imperial Theatre, Hirschfeld Theatre, and Music Box Theatre. You'll see the Marriott Marquis Hotel and visit the Marqus Theatre, learning about the history of the hotel and what used to stand there.

Next, head toward the Richard Rogers Theatre, which is home to smash hit Hamilton, and continue to Duffy Square, the center of Times Square, to hear the history of how this part of Manhattan became such a famous location. Keep walking past more theaters, listening to stories about the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, and then hear a bit about the Off-Broadway scene.  Your tour ends outside the home of Wicked, the Gershwin Theatre.

Times Square

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Broadway (Pass By)

Gershwin Theater (Pass By)

Ambassador Theatre (Pass By)

Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Pass By)

Barrymore Theatre (Pass By)

Minskoff Theatre (Pass By)

Imperial Theatre (Pass By)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Pass By)

Palace Theatre (Pass By)

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Pass By)

Shubert Theatre (Pass By)

Marquis Theatre (Pass By)

Majestic Theatre (Pass By)

Booth Theatre (Pass By)

Walter Kerr Theater (Pass By)

St James Theatre (Pass By)

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Pass By)

Golden Theatre (Pass By)

New World Stages (Pass By)

Music Box Theatre (Pass By)

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Pass By)

Broadhurst Theatre (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • There is a decent amount of walking, please wear appropriate shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Backstage and lobby access is not guaranteed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Max_L, May 2022
The tour is good and the guide is very good. We are from argentina And that complicated us a little.
It was amazing and Lucas was so knowledgeable about all the Broadway theatres
Jennifer_T, Mar 2022
Everything was memorable. We will recommend this tour to everyone especially to all of our theatre friends that come to New York. I found out all about theatres that I never knew and even my theatre loving kid learned some things too
Best Experience Ever
Bptkids, Dec 2021
Patrick was wonderful! So much knowledge of Broadway. We learned so much that one would never learn unless on a private trip like this. Well worth the money spent. Thank you Patrick!
Great experience!
Chris_P, Mar 2021
Patrick has an excellent storytelling persona and interjected some great stories with information about the theaters. He went above and beyond!!
Theater district tour worth every penny!
Patricia_T, Nov 2019
Our tour guide, Patrick, was a wealth of knowledge, anecdotes, historical background, all interspersed with his obvious love of theater. We learned so much in such a short period of time...and enjoyed every minute.

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