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

2.5 hours

Max 25

146 reviews

Go behind the scenes on Broadway with a local theatre insider to learn the story of America's original show business industry. This tour takes you deep into the history of NYC's world-famous theater district and inside the New Amsterdam Theatre, where you'll go backstage to try on props from some of your favorite productions, like 'Aladdin' & 'The Lion King'.

'The Lion King' masks are worth thousands of dollars - and you get to try them on! Try on props like the coat & bag from Mary Poppins Ariel's oyster shell from the Little Mermaid Learning about broadway from a bona fide insider On broadway you're in the heart of American theatre Stop by some of the most iconic theaters in NYC An actor's view of the New Amsterdam Theatre Visit the New Amsterdam Theater outside of regular opening hours for a tour by one of Disney Theatrical's own specialist guides Seeing the New Amsterdam Theatre in all its glory is like a show in itself The boxes at The New Amsterdam Theater - as notable for its history as the Disney shows it hosts today The New Amsterdam Theatre is one of the of the loveliest in Broadway Incredible details abound at the historic New Amsterdam Theater Visit the historic theaters of Broadway Explore key sites of Broadway with an insider who has all the gossip Learn the business of show business from our Broadway Insiders Exploring inside the historic New Amsterdam Theater; you won't believe the stories this place has to tell The prop room of the New Amsterdam Theater Try on a few of the costumes that have played famous parts in your favorite Disney musicals Trying on a costume from the Lion King Scar from the Lion King is a favorite prop for many of our young visitors
  • Sites Visited
  • New Amsterdam Theater
  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Famous Theaters (outside)
  • Tour Includes
  • Special Access to the New Amsterdam Theatre
  • Broadway Insider tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 or fewer
  • Headsets

Take a bow: Walk onstage at the New Amsterdam & try on Disney costumes!

See Broadway from a whole new angle on this behind-the-scenes tour led by a Broadway Insider.

You'll start under the bright lights of Broadway with a full walking tour, led by one of our theater-world insiders. Our guides have worked on Broadway as actors, directors and theater managers, so who better to show you around? As you stop off at iconic spots, like Sardi's restaurant and Shubert Theater, you'll hear classic stories of how stars like Barbra Streisand were made, as well as the not-so-glamorous reality of daily life for Broadway's workers and performers, who labour around the clock to keep this voracious entertainment machine running.

All of this is background for the star of the show: Your visit to the New Amsterdam Theatre.

This history-packed gem has gone through many ups and downs in its over 100 years of existence, but it's now thriving as the home of Disney Theatrical Productions, who are responsible for hits like The Lion King and the Little Mermaid.

You'll have a full hour in the theatre outside of opening hours, where the in-house expert will take you behind closed doors to show you the enormous amount of time, money, and effort that goes into the lavish productions that they put on. As the cherry on top of your visit, you'll step onto the stage to try on costumes & props for past and present productions. Take pictures with from The Lion King, try on Mary Poppins' iconic coat and bag, and see other props that are part of Broadway history.

We choose all of our guides for this tour from the ranks of Broadway's insiders to give you a unique perspective on the fascinating world behind the curtain.

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146 Verified Reviews

Once in a lifetime for our kids

Corey was an excellent tour guide, he provided interesting and 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!

Highly recommended

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!

FAQ

Does this tour run in bad weather?
Yes. Our tours run rain, shine, sleet, or snow, so please dress accordingly.
Which props do we get to see/try on in the New Amsterdam theatre?
Props may vary but they all come from the Broadway Disney Archive of Props, which means that they have all been used in actual Disney Theatrical productions. You might find props from the Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Aida. On tours you usually hear “don’t touch!”; but not on this tour. You will be allowed to touch, try, and photograph everything. This is your chance to bring all of your Broadway fantasies to life!
Can i buy tickets to a show through you?
No. Unfortunately, we are not certified ticket vendors.