Shakespeare called himself "the bard" because "The Brad" was taken and that guy was like the coolest guy at Olde England Memorial High School. Learn more with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a walking guided audio tour for two (a $50 value)
- $49 for a walking guided audio tour for four (a $100 value)
- $72 for a walking guided audio tour for four (a $150 value)
The 90-minute tour begins at and circles back to the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center, highlighting up to 30 notable spots throughout the Broadway Theater District. The vast majority of the tour takes place outside, so guides recommend dressing for the weather. The tours are in English, but please inquire with Walkin' Broadway for group tours in other languages. Tours take place at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. daily, and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Click here to see the schedule.
The streets of the Theater District are a stage in their own right, presenting the awe, excitement, and surprise of those who cross them for the first—or even the thousandth—time. They always bustle with an endless cast of characters, but it usually requires a ticket to one of the storied theaters for a true glimpse into Broadway.
Not so with Walkin' Broadway—this guided audio tour allows visitors to experience the collective history of the Great White Way while walking the streets. Guests don headsets to hear the exclusive recording, filled with clips from more than 40 Broadway contributors, including actors, producers, directors, theater owners, and designers. Groups will listen to original cast recordings and anecdotes Playbill called "humorous and historical," intertwined with directions and input from their live guide. The guides are all seasoned performers, with stage credits that include singing with the Boston Concert Opera and playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. The caliber of the tour's guides isn't surprising, considering Walkin' Broadway was founded by television and radio personality Elliott Forrest, Don Frantz, the associate producer of Broadway's The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
Tons of stories and insights to the theater industry, clever use of the audio headphones and commentary from those who make the street come aliveLDA173, TripAdvisor, 5/6/13
We had an excellent tour guide who was very enthusiastic and entertaining. She danced and sang and was very knowledgable [sic].Crystal C, TripAdvisor, 6/11/13