Exclusive Disney on Broadway Tour: Behind the Magic at the New Amsterdam Theatre

Join our Broadway Insiders for a guided walking tour; then tour The New Amsterdam Theatre, visiting Disney's Prop Studio getting up-close and personal with original props, costumes, and set pieces that bring the world of Disney Theatrical to life.

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Key Details
  • City: New York City
  • Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Start Time: Varies
Tour Highlights
  • This exclusive tour takes you on an exploration of the history, stars and stories of Broadway, with special access at the New Amsterdam Theatre; home to the Disney Theatrical Group and legendary shows like Aladdin and The Lion King.
  • We’ll visit the top sights of Broadway (like Times Square & Shubert Alley) on a guided walking tour, then gain special access to the New Amsterdam Theatre. Led by the in-house historian, you’ll see the huge stage and empty theatre and enjoy a hands-on experience of the official Costumes and Props Studio*!
  • During the walking section of your tour, you’ll be led by our Broadway Insiders; a team of guides with first-hand theatre experience of life on Broadway. You’ll have audio headsets throughout so you can hear your guide clearly - and some special audio clips from shows!
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Peek behind the magic with this special access Broadway tour

With our friendly team of 'Broadway Insiders', you’ll tour all the top sights of the theatre district. Visit iconic Times Square to learn of its unlikely history; hear how Sardi’s restaurant amassed its impressive collection of famous characters (and a Tony Award to boot!); and hear the histories of top stages like Shubert Theatre, where Barbara Streisand entered as an unknown and left as a star.

Your guide will teach you what daily life is like for the actors, directors and crew that work around the clock to make Broadway shows a reality - so that you’re well prepped for the highlight of our Broadway tour: A special access visit to the New Amsterdam Theatre.

An Exclusive Visit At The Historic New Amsterdam Theatre.

For one full hour you’ll have the run of Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre. Here you’ll be joined by the theatre’s own historian (and his set of keys). Together you’ll explore the theatre; seeing its beautiful stage outside of show time and hearing details of what it takes to stage a show like Aladdin or Mary Poppins; from conception through to closing night (hint: It’s a little more than a spoonful of sugar.)

For an extra sprinkle of magic, you’ll visit the Costumes and Props Studio*, where you’ll find treasures untold - props and set pieces from past Broadway shows; like the Little Mermaid's giant seashell and Mary Poppins' iconic outfit.

Get the inside scoop from our Broadway Insiders

Of course the secret to any production’s success is the people behind it. From Florenz Ziegfeld’s pen to Idina Menzel’s voice, Broadway was built on talent - so it’s only fitting that your tour should be too.

Throughout your Broadway tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our handpicked Broadway Insiders. Part tour guide, part performer, they come from the ranks of the initiated. Actors, crew, theatre directors; they’ve been there and done that so they’re just the people to give you the inside scoop.

Throughout your time together you’ll have an audio headset to ensure that you don’t miss an ounce of their Disney trivia or Broadway gossip. You’ll also hear snippets of audio from live Broadway shows for that extra sprinkle of Disney magic.

*Important Note:

Due to ongoing preparations of the New Amsterdam Theatre for the premiere of Frozen on Broadway, from November 20 2016 through January 2017, the costume room access will be replaced by an actual backstage experience. The backstage area of Broadway theatres has been off limits to public tours for decades, and hasn’t been accessed by the public in the New Amsterdam in nearly a century. After January 2017 guests will once again have access to Disney Theatrical’s collection of costumes and props, but in the orchestra section of the theatre rather than the studio.

Reviews

5-stars from 137 Customer Reviews

Our guide was AMAZING! My granddaughter and I loved every minute of the tour!
Linda
2017-08-22 12:45:45
Cory was a wonderful guide. He was very attentive, informative and entertaining for our Disney on Broadway Tour.
Allie
2017-08-17 12:07:40
Correy was a lovely enthusiastic guide for our Disney on Broadway Tour, great knowledge, loved the costume try on :)
Bryony
2017-08-17 08:25:34
Our family really enjoyed this tour - we took our daughter for her 9th birthday. Porter was an extremely knowledgeable and fun tour guide. Our favorite part was seeing the details of the New Amsterdam Theatre and all of the props. We highly recommend the Disney on Broadway Tour!
Jamie
2017-08-08 17:39:50
Jocelyn was friendly, informative and made the tour great for me and my 13 year old godson. I highly recommend her and this tour. Thank you.
Nicole
2017-08-02 03:07:29
We loved this Disney On Broadway tour. We especially loved being able to go backstage and on stage at the Amsterdam! I also loved that Jocelyn had pictures of what things looked like in the area at different times!
Tiffany
2017-08-01 15:06:47
Adults and kids alike loved getting to be our favorite Disney characters even for just a moment!
Carol
2017-07-20 16:46:15
Correy did a great job explaining the life of a broadway actor.
Laurence
2017-07-16 16:50:37
Loved Corey and all of his informative talks about being in broadway. Would have liked to seen more of the New Amersterdam theatre but still enjoyed the presentation there as well.
Kim
2017-07-16 12:52:20
Interesting and fun. Everyone involved was kind and upbeat. I have told several friends about the walks of New York.
Cherri
2017-07-01 23:15:18
This tour was absolutely amazing. We love Broadway and we love Disney and this was the most perfect combination of the two. Our guide, Colin, was fantastic. He was excited about the tour and the information he was sharing with us and his enthusiasm made it even better. It was so great that he included personal experiences about his performance in Matilda. We adored him from the moment we met him. The New Amsterdam theater is magnificent and it was such an honor and privilege to walk on that stage. Such a major life event. We scheduled this tour for my daughter's 13th birthday and it turned out to be such a gift for both her Aunt and I. We will cherish this experience forever. Thank you and please recognize Colin for his outstanding job as our guide.
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Our guide was AMAZING! My granddaughter and I loved every minute of the tour!
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Cory was a wonderful guide. He was very attentive, informative and entertaining for our Disney on Broadway Tour.
Correy was a lovely enthusiastic guide for our Disney on Broadway Tour, great knowledge, loved the costume try on :)
Our family really enjoyed this tour - we took our daughter for her 9th birthday. Porter was an extremely knowledgeable and fun tour guide. Our favorite part was seeing the details of the New Amsterdam Theatre and all of the props. We highly recommend the Disney on Broadway Tour!
Corey was an excellent tour guide, he provided interesting amd fun facts throughout the tour. He was approachable and engaging. The opportunity to visit and tour the theater was once in a lifetime which our kids will value forever! I really enjoyed the history of the theater as well as handling the costumes and standing on stage. We all had a great time!
Jocelyn was friendly, informative and made the tour great for me and my 13 year old godson. I highly recommend her and this tour. Thank you.
We loved this Disney On Broadway tour. We especially loved being able to go backstage and on stage at the Amsterdam! I also loved that Jocelyn had pictures of what things looked like in the area at different times!
Correy was a fantastic tour guide. He made the best of a very rainy morning, and filling our morning with entertaining stories and history of broadway. The New Amsterdam tour guides where entertaining and informing as well. It was such a treat to see the beautiful archecture and learn about the theatre's history.
Adults and kids alike loved getting to be our favorite Disney characters even for just a moment!
Correy did a great job explaining the life of a broadway actor.
Loved Corey and all of his informative talks about being in broadway. Would have liked to seen more of the New Amersterdam theatre but still enjoyed the presentation there as well.
Our tour guide, Jeff, was awesome!!!!
Interesting and fun. Everyone involved was kind and upbeat. I have told several friends about the walks of New York.
I had a very wonderful time, and Jeff was so nice!
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It was hard to hear the guide at times. Other tour guides seemed to have mobile amplification and that would have been great. Otherwise it was a GREAT tour!!!
He was wonderful! And the tour was so knowledgeable.
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Jeff was a great tour guide and knew so much about the history of Broadway
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Thank you! We had fun and learned a lot! Our group was small (maybe 10 of us) which made it even better!
Jerry was great. Very informative and had fun stories to share. He clearly loves what he does.
We all had a great time! We especially loved trying on the costumes and taking pics! It was very interesting learning the history of Broadway!
The access at the New Amsterdam Theatre is INCREDIBLE. "Behind the Magic" truly describes the exclusive access you get into the theatre, especially being on stage! The walking portion of the tour was ok, though I was more concerned with the unkempt appearance of my guide Porter. I'm guessing because it was a Broadway tour I was expecting a little more "razzle dazzle" with our guide. Otherwise she was very friendly and knew a lot about Broadway & current shows. Though I'm not a Broadway aficionado by any means, it definitely made me want to check out shows!
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Our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable and friendly.
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Great tour! So special to be able to go on an actual Broadway stage and try on actual costumes! Very informative, and the tour guides were all terrific!
The guide, Jeff, was so friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour
Jeffrey was wonderfully entertaining. I learned so much about the city and the theater. I would highly recommend this tour. Everyone was great.
The New Amsterdam tour was definitely the highlight -- excellent guide, and fun trying on the different Disney costumes
Our guide, Jeremy, was great. He not only knew the history of the theaters but was kind enough to share his acting experience with my daughter who wants to study acting. Really appreciate his perspective and the realities of living in New York. Really enjoyed the New Amsterdam. Great tour.
Jeremy was great. He was personable and engaging while providing a wealth of information. It was one the highlights of our trip. The positive demeanor and enthusiasm of all the guides made for a great tour.
I loved the tour and Jeffrey the tour guide who was so knowledgeable and friendly. If I had any feedback at all it would be that we spent quote a while at the first location in Time Square as we learned some amazing history about Broadway. I would have preferred to move away from that first location slightly earlier with the tour guide incorporating some of those stories into our other stops. But that is a minor suggestion to what was a great tour.
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Jason was a great guide and very patient with all our questions. We truly enjoyed the "backstage" experience at the New Amsterdam Theater
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Ben was a wonderful tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to see/try on the costumes.
Great tour for all Broadway enthusiasts! Jeff shared a lot of fun insider tales and facts about Broadway musicals (both old & current). 2/3 of the tour was outdoors walking from theater to theater in Times Square, and the other 1/3 was inside the New Amsterdam Theatre (Such a treat to see the Disney costumes/props up close). It was a chilly November morning when we attended this tour, so I recommend dressing appropriately for outdoors.
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Our tour guide was awesome, my daughter and I had a brilliant day. Thank you.
Jeff was the perfect guide. Only comment is the description of the event gave me the impression that we would see more of the actual backstage workings - lighting, sets, etc will recommend to friends