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Winter Garden Theatre Tours

Winter Garden Theatre
Located in New York’s Theater District, the Winter Garden Theatre has hosted plays, musicals, and concerts since 1911, when the former second American Horse Exchange was converted to a theater. Visit this historic theater to see Broadway’s most popular hits, which in the past have included West Side Story, Cats, and School of Rock.
The Basics
The Winter Garden Theatre seats 1,498 on two levels. It was converted to a theater in 1911 by the Shubert Brothers, in a venue designed by William Albert Swasey to resemble an English garden. It was remodeled in the 1920s by famed Broadway architect Herbert J. Krapp and again after Cats closed in 2001. The larger-than-usual stage allows you to get closer to the action.
Although you need tickets to a show to fully experience the theater, you can admire this Broadway gem from outside on a Times Square tour or a tour of the Theater District.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theater.
  • Cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices cannot be used during performances.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
  • There are no escalators or elevators in the theater.
  • Assistive devices for hard of hearing and visually impaired guests are available.
  • The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there are designated wheelchair areas.
How to Get There
The Winter Garden Theatre is located on Broadway, between West 50th and 51st streets. By subway, take the C or E to 50th Street; 1 to 50th Street; or N, Q, R, or W to 49th Street.
When to Get There
The theater’s box office hours depends on the show, but it is typically open from 10am to 8pm Mondays through Saturdays, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. It’s best to arrive early as there may be lines for the box office, coatroom, or concessions. Latecomers are seated at the theater’s discretion.
Winter Garden Theatre History           
The Winter Garden Theatre has been part of the Shubert Organization longer than any other theater. Originally built by William K. Vanderbilt in 1896 to be the second American Horse Exchange, the theater has been converted into a movie house twice and undergone several major renovations. From 2002 to 2007, the theater was known as the Cadillac Winter Garden.
Address: 1634 Broadway, New York City, New York NY 10019, USA
Admission: Varies
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NYC Walking Tour of Midtown

NYC Walking Tour of Midtown

We meet at the Crossroads of the World - Times Square. Your guide will check you in and you will begin your guided walking tour with a small tour group of up to 12 people. We'll visit NYC's famous sites, such as Times Square, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, and Grand Central Terminal. You will also have great photo ops for sites like Empire State Building and Crysler Building defining the skyline in the background. This is a perfect tour for those who are looking for a more private sightseeing experience with smaller groups, moving at a leisurely pace.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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