Explore the famous Broadway theaters as you listen to exclusive recordings of performances and backstage stories!
One of the most famous streets in the world, Broadway is known internationally as the home of prestigious theaters and theatrical culture. Frequented by both tourists and locals alike, Broadway features an ever-changing array of large-scale commercial productions. On the Walkin' Broadway tour, you'll be equipped with your own personal headset before embarking on a 90-minute walking excursion.
The tour includes over 30 stops, including landmarks in Times Square, the Theatre District, Great White Way, and the glitzy theatres. Your knowledgeable guide will give you insight into the backstage experience between recorded accounts from the Broadway stars themselves. Listen to music from Broadway cast recordings – exclusively provided for Walkin' Tours! There's no better place to hear the facts and stories of Broadway's history, architecture, music, and comedy.
Broadway was originally the Wickquasgeck Trail, carved into the bush by Native American inhabitants. The Dutch later converted the road to "Heerestraat" in the late 1600s, but today the signs read "Broadway." It became a Red Light District in the 1960s and 1970s, but was "Disneyfied" after the company's purchase and renovation of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Since then, the entire Times Square area has been gentrified, and converted into one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the world. Explore this historic area on your Walkin' Broadway tour!