• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Get an insider’s look at Broadway, the heart of the American theater industry, on this two-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district. Hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today from a guide who is actually a Broadway performer.


  • 2-hour guided walking tour of the Broadway theater district in New York City
  • The perfect tour to enjoy before you see a Broadway show!
  • Behind-the-scenes look at the unique history and culture of Broadway
  • Hear backstage and audition stories from your expert guide, a real Broadway performer
  • See famous Broadway sites like Sardi's and 42nd St.

What You Can Expect

NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture

Broadway Shows

Broadway’s theatrical performances date back as far as 1750, when actors/managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theater company on Nassau Street. They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas, which served as the start of the theater in New York City. Today, Broadway performances are presented in 40 professional theaters with 500 or more seats in each.

Meet this tour’s thespian guide at the TKTS ticket booth in Times Square to begin a behind-the-scenes look at the theater industry. Learn about the history of Broadway and hear some fascinating stories about the performances and stars that have graced its stages.

Stop at One Shubert Alley, Broadway’s oldest and most exclusive gift store. There’s Sardi’s restaurant, the toast of Broadway for more than 90 years. Check out the caricatures of showbiz celebs on the walls of this legendary Times Square Continental eatery. Walk down 42nd Street, home to many a Broadway theater. Visit the Hotel Edison NYC, surrounded on all sides by Broadway theaters, and the Church of St Mary the Virgin, aka Smokey Mary’s, a New York City landmark known for its use of incense at services. And finally, check out the bronze statue depicting American composer, playwright, actor and producer George M. Cohan.

The tour is a perfect precursor to seeing any Broadway show.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018


Timothy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Totally awesome tour! Our guide though I can't remember his name was fantastic and gave a lot of great information about Broadway about the theater and the district in general. Highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide shared lots of history, anecdotes, and stories about the theaters, shows, and performers. Very enjoyable, especially for Broadway fans! The tour was over in time for us to have a quick dinner and make it to our 7 pm performance as well.

Kyra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great way to learn about the history of Broadway and some interesting stories about shows and stars!

Edward H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour, great guide. Knew his stuff, made it extremely interesting. Have recommended it to our friends.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were very pleased with this tour. Our guide, Cory, was very enthusiastic about his love for Broadway and was most informative. He had no control over the weather--it was bitterly cold! I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to appreciate why so many of us come to New York--the shows!

Matthew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very enjoyable.

Jane T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Brilliant tour, a must for theatre lovers. Sarah was highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Stephen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A fantastic tour.

Helen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Enjoyed it

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