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.
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.