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The Radio City Stage Door Tour

1260 Avenue of the Americas, (between 50th and 51st Streets), New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #125 of 509 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The opulence, grandeur and history of Radio City - saved from total demolition at the 11th hour - will simply blow the theatre/showbiz enthusiast away. The tour takes in the backstage area, famous for everything from legends of stage and screen, the fabulous Rockettes and - uh - real camels, the breathtaking auditorium and the wonderfully restored art deco wonders... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It was a neat historic building to tour. You get to see all areas of the building. We saw the Rockettes practicing and also got to meet one too.

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Baltimore Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This tour is well worth the $15 (for seniors) fee. We learned about the history of the building and got to see the inner workings as well as a visit from a Rockette. This is a magnificent theater that was almost torn down in the late 1970's. The city saved it and Madison Square Garden stepped in to manage it.... More

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enjoyed the backstage tour very much, our tour guide was wonderful and very helpful. Enjoyed the grandness of the theater, all of the ornate decorations and chandeliers, etc. Meeting one of the Rockettes was a nice touch. It was an interesting tour and we're glad we caught it this trip to NYC.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The tour was very good, I would recommend it, but beware. We arrived 15 minutes early after touring around NYC so that we would have time to use a rest room before the tour began. They would not allow us to use one when we arrived. Two staff members assured us that they would soon let us through the doors... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Firstly, the art deco design just blew my socks off, i love this style of design and it was just amazing to see it on such an opulent scale. Secondly, the tour was informative and took you all over the music hall, through lobbies, lounges, stair cases and into the auditorium! it was informative as well as interesting! I loved... More

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palm desert ca
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My mother took me to many movies here when I was in grade school. It was sad to hear that there are not regular movies any more. You get to interview a Rockette and see all the behind the scenes stuff upstairs. When we were there they were in rehearsal for the Tony Awards later thet week.

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Carterville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife, 21 year old daughter and I recently took the backstage tour while in NYC. The tour lasted about an hour. Their stage crew had started building the stage for the Tony Awards so we were unable to actually get on the stage. We also did not see dressing rooms or anything quite "backstage". Half of the tour was... More

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Waterdown, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We really enjoyed the backstage tour of the gorgeous, huge theatre. Our kids were thrilled to stand on the stage and it was interesting to hear about the history and current uses of the venue. We would really like to see a show there one day!

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Apex, North Carolina, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great tour! Very informative. Only an hour and not long to wait so you can easily do this with other activities. Lots of great information on the history and the Rockettes. Worth the time to see this historic icon.

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