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Broadway Theatre Tours and Activities

Broadway Theatre
One of only five playhouses actually on Broadway itself, the Broadway Theatre is also one of the largest in the city. Despite its origins as a movie theater and vaudeville house, the theater is ideal for musicals, with a large stage and seating capacity and great acoustics, and it has hosted many hits over the years.
 
The Basics

First opened in 1924 as B.S. Moss’s Colony Theatre, the Broadway Theatre was designed by Eugene DeRosa to be a movie theater, large enough to accommodate an orchestra to accompany silent films. Today the theater has a seating capacity of 1,765 over two levels. Pass by the Broadway Theatre and other popular performance venues on a walking tour of the theater district. To see the interior and for the full experience, book tickets to a show.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theater.
  • Cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices cannot be used during performances.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
  • There are no escalators or elevators at the theater.
  • Assistive devices for guests who are hard of hearing or visually impaired are available.
  • The theater is not fully wheelchair-accessible, but there are areas designated for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
The Broadway Theatre is located on Broadway at 53rd Street. By subway, take the 1, C, or E train to 50th Street; the N, R, or W to 49th Street; or the N, Q, R, or W to 57th Street.
 
When to Get There
The theater’s box office hours vary depending on the show, but it is typically open from 10am to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. It’s best to arrive early as there may be lines for the box office or theater concessions. Latecomers will be seated at the theater’s discretion.
 
Early Film Screenings
During its early incarnation as a movie theater and film house, the Broadway Theatre screened some notable films, including Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie in 1928, which introduced the American audience to Mickey Mouse. Disney also premiered Fantasia here, in 1939. The first Cinerama film, This Is Cinerama, also debuted at the Broadway Theatre in 1952.
Address: 1681 Broadway, New York, New York City, New York 10019, USA
Admission: Varies
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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

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Don’t settle for any average Broadway tour while you're visiting New York City. This Broadway theaters and Times Square tour gives you an insider’s look with a guide who is actually a Broadway performer. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district, and hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today.
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  • Free Cancellation
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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