NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture

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people Adult From: $ 35 USD
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NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture


Excursion Overview

Learn about Broadway before you see a show with this behind-the-scenes look at New York City’s famous theater district. On this two-hour guided walking tour, your expert guide (a real Broadway performer) will illustrate how a district known for trading horses in the late 18th century became a global center for world-class entertainment. Listen as your guide colors Broadway’s history with fascinating backstage stories about some of the most famous performances and Broadway stars!

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide - a Broadway performer

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Whether you’re an avid theater-goer or you’re new to Broadway, get an authentic Broadway experience on this two-hour guided walking tour of New York City’s famous theater district. Discover the history of Broadway from a thespian’s perspective – your expert and enthusiastic guide, a real Broadway performer!

Meet your guide at Duffy Square and take off on a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway, home to the billion-dollar theater industry. Learn why theaters flourished in the Great Depression, walk the edge of Hell’s Kitchen (where the real West Side Story took place) and learn what it takes to ‘make it’ on the big stage.

You also make stops at:

  • Shubert Alley - the geographical center of the Broadway district
  • Sardi's - known for hundreds of show-business caricatures on the walls
  • 42nd Street - home to many Broadway theaters
  • The Edison Hotel - former location of the Edison Theatre
  • "Smokey Mary's" church - known for use of incense
  • George M Cohan statue - statue memorializing major American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, and producer

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note: This tour does not go backstage, as Union rules prohibit access to working theaters
  • Children 12 and under free with paid adult ticket

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Duffy Square under George Cohan's statue
(Broadway and 46th Street)

Departure time

4pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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