If you are a Broadway enthusiast or Disney lover with limited time on your hands, this tour is perfect for you! This tour is specially designed to take you to the most renowned sites of the theatre district with 'behind the magic’ access to New Amsterdam theatre including Disney’s Costumes and Props studio all in 3 hours. Get an insight into Broadway history with an expert guide who has first-hand experience with Broadway shows.
Your Broadway specialist guide will entertain you with stories of Broadway history and divulge secrets about legendary Broadway actors. Visit major attractions of the theatre district including Times Square, Shubert alley, Duffy square, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Row. Walk past famous theatres like Marriott Marquis theatre, American Airlines theatre, and Majestic theatre learning interesting tidbits about their rise to fame from the expert guide.
Visit one of the oldest surviving Broadway venue and official Disney theatre, New Amsterdam Studio alongside exclusive access to Disney’s Costumes and Props studio. Marvel at the brilliance of the splendid interior of the building that staged legendary Disney productions like Aladdin and Little Mermaid. Get an exclusive opportunity to try on original costumes from Disney stage productions in the Costumes and Props studio only available with this tour.
01 Mar - 24 Mar: Saturday
25 Mar - 31 Aug: Monday, Friday & Saturday
01 Sep - 30 Sep: Saturday
01 Oct - 31 Oct: Monday, Friday
Approx. 2 hoursStart time
Meet your guide at the George M. Cohan statue at West 46th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue towards the end of the block, (NOT the statue in front of the red stairs.)
Arriving by taxi: Tell the driver to take you to TKTS booth in Times Square. Meeting point will be at George M. Cohan statue at the opposite end of TKTS at West 46th Street.
Arriving by subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square 42nd Street. Meeting point is 4 blocks away.
New Amsterdam Theatre. On occasion tour may end within walking distance of the theater.
Meet your expert guide at George M. Cohan statue at West 46th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue towards the end of the block. The tour lasts for approximately 3 hours. This tour is specially designed to take you to Broadway’s most historically significant and renowned places. You will be led by an expert Broadway insider guide with first-hand theatre experience. Walk to the Times Square located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, also referred as the ‘heart of the world’, it is brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements. Learn about the history of Duffy Square which has been a staging area for public rallies and scene of many victory celebrations. Find out why Shubert alley, originally built as a fire exit, is now considered the epicentre of Broadway. You will also be shown other significant places in Broadway including Rodgers and Hammerstein way, Marriott Marquis theatre, Majestic theatre, and American airlines theatre.
The second part of the tour includes special access to New Amsterdam Theatre, now the official Disney theatre on Broadway. It has staged popular Disney plays like Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Lion King which broke records and won numerous accolades. Learn all about what goes in the making of a Broadway show from the in-house historian leading the tour. Admire the neoclassical architecture style of the splendid interior of the theatre. You will then be escorted to the Costumes and Props studio which has the paraphernalia of outfits and props from iconic Broadway shows. Touch the graphite head pieces from The Lion King, this place has it all!
The tour ends at the New Amsterdam Theatre and you are free to spend the rest of the day as you please.
Note: Due to ongoing construction and preparations of the New Amsterdam Theatre for the premiere of Frozen on Broadway, from November 20 2016 through January 2017, the costume room access will be replaced by an actual backstage experience. The backstage area of Broadway theatres has been off limits to public tours for decades, and hasn't been accessed by the public in the New Amsterdam in a very long time. We request you to follow the tour guide's instructions while backstage to continue to allow us to offer this highly exclusive experience. Between January 2017 and July of 2018, the costume and prop access will be restored via a mobile cart brought into the orchestra section of the theatre.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers reserves without a printed copy of their voucher.Meet your guide at the George M. Cohan statue at West 46th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue towards the end of the block, (NOT the statue in front of the red stairs.) Please note, the voucher is NOT redeemable at the New Amsterdam Theater ticket desk.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
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