Explore the off Broadway Theaters and Check Behind the Scene

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  • 2 hr

Join a local guide for a look behind the curtain of New York’s theatre scene on Broadway. The tour begins in the bustling heart of New York City, Times Square - the epicenter of the theatre world. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of iconic theaters where some of your favorite shows have been performed over the years. As you stroll through the Great White Way, taking in the marquees, dazzling lights and Broadway stories, you'll get a sense of the rich history of these historic venues. You'll also venture into the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, where off-Broadway theatres showcase the next generation of Broadway classics. Along the way, you'll get a glimpse behind the scenes with a tour of an active rehearsal studio.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Intrepid Urban Adventures - New York City

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Times Square

Your tour starts right in the middle of the bright lights, towering skyscrapers and vibrant billboards of Times Square. This is the center of New York City, renowned globally and the gateway to Broadway. It's an ideal spot to kick off your tour of the Great White Way with us!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Duffy Square

Just a stone's throw away from Times Square lies the lesser-known Duffy Square. This is where the TKTS Booth is located, and where hundreds of people enter daily ticket lotteries, making it an essential part of the Broadway experience for the general public!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Broadway

Broadway is everything you could imagine: bright lights, colorful posters, marquees adorned with your favorite performers' names, and historic, iconic theaters. This is where fame is made, hits are born, and creativity thrives! On this tour, we'll walk down Broadway, while your guide provides you with the historical background of the theaters you pass by and the productions that have graced the avenue over the years.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Richard Rodgers Theatre

5. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Richard Rodgers Theatre, named after the famous composer of musicals such as ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘The King and I’, and ‘South Pacific’. Since 2015, it has been the home of Lin Manuel Miranda's critically acclaimed musical ‘Hamilton’.

Pass By: Majestic Theatre

Listen out for the music of the night as you stroll by one of the largest theatres on the strip. The Majestic Theatre has a rich history, hosting productions like ‘The Music Man,’ ‘Camelot,’ and ‘The Wiz.’ However, since 1988, it has been the proud home of the longest-running production in Broadway history – The Phantom of the Opera.

Pass By: Shubert Theatre

This theatre, open since 1913, has been a staple on Broadway and has hosted the Tony Awards over the years. It boasts a history of productions, plays, and famous performers.

Stop At: Hell's Kitchen

We’ll then venture to see some Off-Broadway theatres in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Midtown, where shows are developed, rehearsed, and produced before making their public debut. Here, you'll have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of a theatre facility and see the process of how a show goes from an idea to being on Broadway. You'll see the costume and set design rooms, learn about the staging process, and even hear people in classes and rehearsals singing and dancing.

Duration: 50 minutes

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This theatre company specialises in developing writer-focused plays and productions. With a history of captivating audiences with engaging characters, the theatre is known for the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’.

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This collection of theatres operates as a hub for up-and-coming theatre companies, offering everything from rehearsal space to tech support.

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This venue plays host to more plays than musicals, and has showcased Pulitzer Prize winners Driving Miss Daisy and The Flick.
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