Inspiration of RENT (East Village) Walking Tour!


2 Hour Tour for only $40 (Children under 10 are free!)

20 years, A Story of love, loss, depression, & struggles changed the face of Musical Theatre History. Now Experience the places in the EAST VILLAGE that inspired that timeless show that defied a generation of younger fans. A Musical that reminds us there is NO DAY BUT TODAY! Go behind the scenes of New York Broadway Tours all new walking tour experiencing the Inspiration of RENT.

Highlights include:
-Visit and learn about the locations where RENT was created in the East Village!
-Hear stories about Jonathan Larson and the actors who helped develop the show at The New York Theatre Workshop.
Sing along with your tour guide to songs from the musical! Out Tonight, Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me, and more!
-Learn about theatre superstitions and other fun quirks we still do today!

Thank You, Jonathan Larson

Meeting Location: The New York Theatre Workshop 79 E 4th Street. (Where RENT originally premiered!!!)

Duration: 2 hours; 2 miles 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.)