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Broadway and Times Square Tour

Explore the Theater District with a Professional Insider

Explore the Theater District with those who have first hand experience, the actors, the directors, and the dreamers who give the Great White Way its heart and soul. Hear the stories of the great artists that have played on these stages; and learn the sordid secret history that transpired backstage. Listen to tales of ghosts that still stride the boards as your guide recounts the legends and superstitions of the theater world.

  • $ 35
    ($30 for kids 4-12 y/o)

  • 4:00 pm

  • 1 Hour 45 Minutes

  • George M Cohan Statue, Times Square
    46th Street and Broadway


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Accompany us on a 1 hour and 45-minute English-language walking tour and…

  • Explore Times Square, Broadway, and the surroundings with our expert guides, each a professional actor or director
  • Learn how a humble horse-trading district became the “Entertainment Capital of the World”
  • Share in the thrill of getting that one big break, as we show you how to make it “in the business”
  • Learn how technology transformed the vaudeville palaces of the Great Depression into the radio and television studios of today
  • See the notorious Hell’s Kitchen, once the domain of street gangs and struggling playwrights, and hear an actual “West Side Story”
  • Visit other legendary Broadway locations: Sardi’s, Shubert Alley, the Edison Hotel, and more

Does the tour go inside theaters?

No, this is primarily an outdoor tour that gives you a first-hand "inside" perspective of the industry. You may go inside buildings such as the Edison Hotel or New York Marriott Marquis.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.

Is this tour included with a pass?

Yes, this tour is included with a pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Passes are accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • Passes: For pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

By Subway:

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to 42nd Street / Times Square

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to 49th Street

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47-50 Street: Rockefeller Center

By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.

Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.

Tour Ends: near the meeting location

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Times Square Guided Tour
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You’ll meet your guide at the feet of George M. Cohan, legendary pioneer of New York theater. From there, your immersive Broadway experience will lift the curtain on a world of auditions and opening nights, huge disappointments and massive successes.

Step into the footsteps of giants and listen to the stories of greats like Ethel Barrymore, Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, Julie Andrews, and so many more, all narrated by one of our own Broadway hopefuls.

"We had a real Broadway actor as a guide, really cool."

As you explore the Theater District, your guide will share their own tale of Broadway dreams. Our top-rated pros have extensive knowledge of show business and will weave their personal experiences into the rich historical narrative. What better way to see the bright lights of Broadway than through the eyes of an artist?

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