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The Basics

If you want to see a Broadway production with rave reviews (or any show, really), it's best to book tickets in advance. Broadway is No. 1 for a reason, with visitors and New Yorkers alike vying for prime tickets. Pricing can vary greatly per show and per showtime, making a theater excursion accessible for almost every budget. Shows range from the musical theater to the family friendly to the risque, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Aside from buying the coveted theater tickets, there are other options to take in the sights and history on Broadway. Visitors might opt for a behind-the-scenes walking tour to learn about NYC landmarks and legends before stepping into a theater and getting a deeper understanding of the venue's history, backstage stories, and the insider's details that put it on the map. Some tours are even led by a tour guide who is a former (or current) Broadway performer.

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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
$35.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
It's a Hit
Chris was a wonderful guide. He really knows his Broadway history and shared very interesting experiences of what it is like to be an actor in NYC. He was friendly, enthusiastic (obviously loves the theater), and easy to talk to. This tour was lots of fun and gives you another view on the Broadway experience.
Anne_B, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Great Broadway walkabout!
Joseph_R, Sep 2021
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
Great tour around Broadway and Times square. Our guide was excellent with great knowledge of the history of the theaters, neighborhoods and shows. Highly recommended.
star-5
Great tour!
Geri_M, Sep 2021
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
Guide was great. Very knowledgable and entertaining. Learned a lot. Saw Times Square from a different perspective.
star-5
A Must for Broadway Lovers
Stanley_F, Aug 2021
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
Philip gave an enjoyable, educational, and entertaining 1 1/2 hour walking tour of the Broadway theatre district. Great history, behind the scenes stories, and what to look forward to once Broadway opens again. We loved it. Highly recommended!
star-5
We love Colin!
Susan_H, Dec 2019
Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour
Colin did such an amazing job! Although it was freezing, his warm smile and lovely wit kept us engaged and interested. We loved trying on costumes and learning the history of broadway!
star-5
Chris was Excellent!
Marilyn_P, Aug 2021
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
Chris was excellent and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour! Loved his wit combined with his personal experiences!
star-5
The highlight of our trip!!
Debbie_G, Feb 2020
The Lion King On Broadway Ticket
A fantastic show! I was pleasantly surprised by the seats we had been allocated. Picking up the tickets was really easy. I can’t recommend booking theses tickets enough.
star-5
Highly recommend this booking site
kfellis, Jan 2020
The Lion King On Broadway Ticket
The first time I have booked through viator, but will definitely use again. Booked over the phone as the web page didn't work, the guy I spoke with was very helpful, explaining exactly how the system worked and where I would collect the tickets from. Price was the best I found on the internet as there was no booking fee. All went smoothly, thoroughly enjoyed The Lion King, and had excellent seats.
star-4
Knowledgeable but too much outside time
694corynne, Jan 2020
Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. However, when reading the details of the tour, you failed to mention that most of the time would be spent outdoors when we thought it would take place in the theatres. It was extremely cold which made it very unpleasant and difficult to enjoy.
star-5
Brilliant Show
Ann_W, Dec 2019
Jersey Boys Off Broadway Ticket
What a show, it is definitely a must see. If you don’t go see it you will regret it. 10 out of 10! The cast is fabulous.
star-5
WOW
perryglemmons, Dec 2019
Jersey Boys Off Broadway Ticket
What an amazing experience. The cast did an amazing job imitating the original movements with great attention to detail.
star-5
Nice Times Square and Broadway tour
Violeta_D, Jul 2021
Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor
TJ was a great tour guide. His information was helpful and one could tell he is passionate with what he does.
star-5
THE BEST EXPERIENCE FOR DISNEY THEATER FANS
luzJoAnn_r, Dec 2019
Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour
Absolutely recommend this experience to anyone who loves theater history, who loves New York Broadway experiences and who loves Disney! The tour guide was amazing and an aspiring Broadway star! Enjoyed all of the history and fun facts. The backstage tour of the New Amsterdam was amazing, the ghost stories, and my teens actually put their phones down and got excited about trying on the Disney costumes.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • It's best to plan ahead and purchase tickets well in advance.

  • Plan to arrive with a full stomach (or go for a meal right afterward); food is not allowed in the theaters.

  • Dress code is smart casual.

  • Plan to arrive to your chosen show early to find your seat well before the curtains go up.

  • Most theaters are required to be wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Broadway (the street) runs diagonally north to south across the length of Manhattan. New York's Theater District runs along Broadway from 42nd to 53rd Street. The handiest New York City subways for the major theaters on Broadway are at Times Square, 49th Street, and Seventh Avenue.

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When to Get There

Because the star attractions of Broadway are the (indoor) theater shows, you can visit year round. A great way to take in the sights is on a walking tour that combines theater history and a show.

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Top-Grossing Broadway Shows of All Time

Along with the latest new hits, some famously long-running shows are still playing on Broadway, including the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago at the Ambassador Theater, Wicked at the George Gershwin, The Lion King at the Minskoff, and The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater. As it happens, these Broadway musicals are also some of the top-grossing shows of all times. The Book of Mormon is another favorite.

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