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Theatre Tours in the U.S. Northeast

This theatre tour guide features all the information we have on theatre tours in the U.S. Northeast. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in the U.S. Northeast. Enjoy your tour!

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Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C.

Ford’s Theatre is a very popular Washington DC tourist destination in addition to being a working theatre presenting a varied schedule of theatrical and live entertainment events. Ford’s Theatre welcomes more than 650,000 visitors a year. In common with most Washington DC attractions, visitor security checks are in operation at Ford’s Theatre.

The theatre and museum are open daily, generally 9am to 4:30pm although the schedule can vary. The schedule is available on the Ford’s Theatre website Link opens in new window. Tickets, available for the theatre, the museum, or both, are timed-entry every half hour and cost $3 for all visitors. Visiting both museum and theatre takes around two hours.

Peak visitor times are March to July. To guarantee admission advance booking is strongly recommended Link opens in new window. A limited number of same-day tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, with the Box Office opening daily at 8:30am (closes 5pm). Further information on daily tours is available on the Ford’s Theatre website Link opens in new window.

Guided tours, limited to 20 participants, run at 5pm on select Sundays. These tours last one hour and usually included access to the Orchestra, Balcony, view into the Presidential Box, and the Stage. Check the theatre’s website for the guided tour schedule and to book online Link opens in new window.

Hudson Theatre, New York

As of mid-January 2022, tours run twice a week: Tuesdays and Friday at 11am. From 2nd March 2022 to 26th March 2022 tours run Wednesday and Saturdays at 10am. From 29th March 2022 tours run Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 11am. These dates/times should be used as a guide only; for the most up-to-date information check the final schedule on the Tours section of the theatre’s website Link opens in new window which also includes any blackout dates. Tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and include some stairs. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased in advance from the theatre’s website Link opens in new window or directly from Broadway Up Close Link opens in new window. As of January 2022 pricing is $54 Adult and $49 Child (12 and younger).

Groups have the option of reserving a private tour on an alternate date. Private tour dates are subject to availability; call (646) 975-4619 Link opens in new window or email infohudson@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window to make your group tour reservation.

Radio City Music Hall, New York

Tours run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm, departing every half hour. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Adults: $42. Children (12 & under), Students (with valid ID) and Seniors (65 and older): $38. For groups (15+) call (212) 465-6080 Link opens in new window or email Group.Sales@msg.com Link opens in new window.

Visit the Radio City Music Hall website Link opens in new window for more details.

St. George Theatre, Staten Island

Tours of the theatre are one hour in length and visit every section of the theatre followed by Q&A session.

Visitors are amazed by the grand architectural design of this historic theatre and will learn about its history, the technical aspects of presenting a show, career paths in the arts, and theatre etiquette. A favorite of all tours includes our backstage “Wall of Fame”, which is home to the signatures of many of the St. George Theatre’s past performers – from Jerry Seinfeld and Joan Rivers to Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight!

Fee: $50 for a group of up to 5 people, plus an additional $10 for each additional person.

For more information or to book your tour today, contact Joseph DeAngelis, Box Office Manager, at (929) 378-4503 Link opens in new window or madison@sgtr.org Link opens in new window. You can also check out the theatre’s Backstage Tour website page here Link opens in new window.

The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Tours are offered approximately every 10 minutes; stop by the Tour Desk when visiting the Kennedy Center where Friends of the Kennedy Center tour guides are ready to give tours every 10 minutes for any individuals or groups with less than 15 in their party. Tour Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-1pm. All tours are wheelchair accessible.

Group tours for 15-60 attendees should make a group tour request in advance Link opens in new window. Foreign language tours are available by request Link opens in new window.

The Town Hall, New York

Tours are typically given on Friday mornings at 10:30am and last about 1 hour. Specific dates offered vary by show schedule and staff availability and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information check the “Tours” link on the theatre’s website Link opens in new window.

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