Guests: $50 (Kids 10 and under are free!)

On this tour, we will take you past many famous locations such as the Nederlander Theatre (Rent), St. James Theatre (Oklahoma), the Majestic Theatre (Phantom), Sardi’s Restaurant, Helen Hayes, Shubert Alley, etc. Along the way, learn about why we always leave the ghost lamp onstage after a show (theatre superstitions), why Rodgers and Hammerstein are considered the grandfathers of musical theatre, and how Bob Fosse and Antoinette Perry became Broadway legends. Learn the history and gain insight into the life of a Broadway actor, theatre festivals, rehearsal studios, and the best way to get tickets to a Broadway show.

This tour is the perfect gift for the young up-and-coming Broadway performer in your life or for enthusiasts who love to sing and dance. Expect spontaneous jazz hands and outbursts of Broadway show tunes!

Highlights of our Act 1 Musical Theatre Walking Tour include:
-Learn the origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway!
-Gossip about the Broadway stars (both in the earthly realm and beyond!)
-Step into the spotlight on the tour and get a chance to be a BROADWAY star by singing famous showstoppers with your tour guide!

“If you’ve taken our Act 1 then check out our Act 2 which is a completely different tour!”

Meeting Location: This tour meets outside the Drama Book Shop (266 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018) *Please note that we do not go inside any of the equity theatres due to union restrictions. Act 2 is a completely different tour that continues in the Northern District.)

Duration: 2 hours; 1/2 mile in length.


Our professional licensed tour guides are gifted triple threats who weave groups around New York's bustling streets, brandishing their love of the stage and of the city along half-mile routes that cover origins of musical theater and Broadway history. Each tour guide brings a tablet with photos and videos to help share New York's unique theatre history. (*Please note that we do not go inside any of the equity theatres due to union restrictions however we will entertain you with backstage stories and personal experiences.)