MEETING LOCATION: 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues outside of the Nederlander Theatre
COST: Adult - $37
Child (12 and younger) - $32
LENGTH: 1 hour and 45 minutes; 1/2 mile in length 
TOUR TIMES: Wednesday, Friday,
& Sunday at 11am

Our BROADWAY'S BEGINNINGS TOUR will explore all of the Broadway theaters at the southern end of the Broadway theatre district from 41st Street to 44th Street. Journey back in time with our Green Team Guides to Broadway's early years full of roof garden theaters, tap shoes, and theatrical con artists. Learn the true difference between a Broadway theater and an Off-Broadway theater and revel in the secrets hidden in plain sight in some of Broadway's most famous theaters. Tour-goers will hear how a show is created from the first rehearsal to opening night and all of the craziness in between. And, of course, we'll explore the spirits that may still be lurking in the shadows backstage with a few unbelievable ghost stories. Utilizing iPads chock full of rarely seen photographs and videos from years of research, tour-goers will see Broadway's past and present merge before their eyes.

Each Green Team Guide is a professional actor or stage manager who will interweave their personal stories to provide an up close glimpse at the life of a theatrical artist.

Looking for a Green Team Guide all to yourself at the time of your choice? Book a PRIVATE TOUR


I brought my mother to NYC for a mother-daughter Broadway weekend. We had a great line-up of shows but was looking for something to enhance the trip during the day. Well, look no further than Broadway Up Close! This tour was wonderful, informative and all around fantastic! I can't wait to go back for the additional tour offerings!!!

Heidi S.

Alexandria, VA

My husband and I visit NYC 3-4 times a year, so we've done most of the touristy things. We were looking for something different and since we are theater buffs we decided to try Broadway Up Close. It was fabulous! We'll never experience Broadway quite the same way! 

Julie S.

Atlanta, GA

We've always enjoyed musicals, but wouldn't categorize ourselves as a "theater nerd." We've seen shows on Broadway before, but haven't ever bothered to learn the history of the theater district. BUC was the history of the theatre district with an emphasis on the theaters, the shows and the key players of the time period. Super entertaining! 

Debra S.

Dallas, TX

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Take your tour home with you with our official souvenir program! Featuring rarely seen photos and full-color pages, each Broadway location on our BROADWAY'S BEGINNINGS TOUR will come to life before your eyes like never before. All of our ghost stories, anecdotes, and other wonderful tales will now be at your fingertips for the first time! 

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