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Historic Hudson Theatre Tour

From 34 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Interesting, Funny

About the show

Take the exclusive tour of Broadway’s oldest and newest theatre! More…

Opened in 1903, Hudson Theatre has been home to shows, like "Head Over Heels," the revival of "Sunday in the Park with George," and the upcoming "Burn This," but has also served as a television studio, night club, and movie theater. Hear how the venue catapulted the career of Broadway's first female producer and is linked to the RMS Titanic (yes, that Titanic).


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100
Funny, Entertaining, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if theater buff or not, so much history in theater & old NY. Enchanting! Tour guide was hilarious & leaves you with a great msg at the end :)

Don't see it if there were some stairs to climb but that's to be expected- it's a walking tour of a theater. Otherwise, such interesting history!! #titanic

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you are interested in theater history and architecture.

Don't see it if you are unable to stand/walk/climb stairs for over an hour.

Also This tour was AMAZING. It felt just like being in a real life episode ... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Interesting, Must see

See it if If you are a theatre fan and want to learn the history behind a theatre

Don't see it if If you don’t like history

Also What an amazing tour. I went in between shows, so seeing the theatre e... Read more Read less

100
Beautiful, History, Absorbing, Interesting

See it if A piece of theater history ( a big piece), seeing beautiful Tiffany glass. See a bit of old New York.

Don't see it if No reason not to see if you like theater/history.

Also Some walking upstair. This is a excellent tour. Our guide was great.

100
Thoroughly enjoyable, every step and story.

See it if You love history, architecture, theater and wonderful anecdotes about the orig. owners and famous actors who tread the boards at the Hudson.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in any of the above even if presented by a delightful, engaging, knowledgable tour guide, John. This was wonderful.

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Passionate, Unique

See it if you love Broadway, Broadway history, technical aspects of Broadway shows and personal stories of owners and performers of/at the Hudson.

Don't see it if you don't care about all of the above.

Also Jon is a natural as a tour guide! He is passionate about this tour and... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if Tour guide Jon gave an excellent tour with incredible passion & love for the theater. Saw the ambassador room, titanic room Wonderful story

Don't see it if Not interested in the history of a landmark theater, its founders, design & architecture You don't want to have fun

Also It was wonderful to hear the history of the founders, becoming a landm... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a good tour leader and interaction with your other participants, theater history, NYC history.

Don't see it if you don't like tours, can't do stairs.

Also Jon was an excellent tour leader full of interesting tidbits about the... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Unique, Delightful

See it if You love to learn about theater history and want a behind the scenes look.

Don't see it if If you don't like hearing history.

99
Totally for the theatre geek!!!, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You proudly call yourself a theatre nerd this tour is for you. Lots of great trivia and behind the scenes info. Guide was SO fun and smart!!

Don't see it if You can’t walk up/down stairs and stand for about an hour or if you really just don’t get thrilled to know what’s original Tiffany and not.

98
Absorbing

See it if Led by young aficionado of Hudson Theater who knows all the ins & outs of its history. Visit multiple floors; fascinating stories/tidbits.

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for a fast-paced engaging tour by someone who works there & really loves the place!

Also Titanic story was so sad to hear. Loved seeing all the photos & learni... Read more Read less

97
Fascinating, Must do, Informative, Absorbing, Riveting

See it if You are interested in theater history or the NYC landmark history. The Hudson's history is rich and this tour included lots of fun tidbits

Don't see it if you are not interested in history or have trouble maneuvering stairs (not lots, but some)

Also Jon was an incredible and knowledgeable guide for this fascinating tou... Read more Read less

95
Slow, Must see, Epic, Educational, Entertaining

See it if It took a while for the entire tour, but a very rare experience to be able to go through the entire theatre history and structure.

Don't see it if If you're bored with TOUR?!?! This tour is definitely for theatre lovers! (No need to see if you're just interested in SHOWS)

95
Interesting, Informative, Intelligent

See it if If you like are interested in history and particularly the history of the theater you will love this informative tour.

Don't see it if you only want to go to the theater to see shows and you are not at all interested in the background of the venue.

95
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you’re a theatre fan and love history! Spending time in a theatre outside the context of seeing a show is a fun and unique experience.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a behind the scenes tour. Everywhere you tour is a publicly accessible space.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in theater, architecture, and/or NYC history. You'll learn a lot about all of those subjects on this fascinating tour.

Don't see it if you're not interested in any of the above subjects -- but if you're not, what are you doing on Show-Score?

95
Absorbing

See it if You love learning about the beautiful NYC theaters. Wish there was a tour for every theater.

Don't see it if You’re not ready for a few stairs.

95
Entertaining, Interesting, Informative, Unique, Delightful

See it if You are interested in historic buildings and their history. Tour guide has excellent stories to share and does so in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in seeing and knowing the particulars of the original interiors of the theater.

95
Informative, Wonderful guide, Interesting history, Great stories

See it if you are interested in theater history, architecture or just want to learn more about a beautiful old theater. Beautiful Tiffany glass.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in history or theater lore. Can't really think of a reason not to do this.

Also Shoutout to guide Jon who was so knowledgeable and passionate about th... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Exquisite

See it if So much history inside this venue and the tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and engaging.

Don't see it if You are not interested in NYC Theater past.

95
Delightful, Relevant, Must see

See it if you want to know about the history of New York theatre. Lots of great information of one the most important buildings in the theatre scene.

Don't see it if you find history unimportant.

Also Great tour guide who gave lots of 'fun facts' and really enjoyed telli... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Informative

See it if you are interested in the history of the original Broadway theatres of the early 20th Century and their owners.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable walking and standing for most of an hour or walking up three flights of stairs, or don’t care about theatre history

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fascinating

See it if You love NYC history, theatre history and architecture!

Don't see it if You don’t like tours.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you are interested in New York theater history. The guide is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The building has lovely details & fun stories.

Don't see it if you expect a staged event. This is a tour in which the participants walk though the building and listen to a guide.

93
Beautiful venue, Outstanding guide

See it if I have been an avid theatergoer for years, but I never heard of, noticed, visited this theater. It is a gem, an inside tour is a treat.

Don't see it if If you visit old theaters and do not marvel at the style, design, etc, perhaps this is not for you. Or,go to have your eyes opened !