Mom Theatre Blogger: A Visit to Radio City Music Hall Behind-the-Scenes Stage Door Tour by Robin Gorman Newman
if you’re a show lover like me, and a proud New Yorker, a trip to see a show at the famed Radio City Musical Hall is a must do, and to have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes insider look at the venue is a real treat.
My son and I took the Behind-the-Scenes Stage Door Tour, and it did not disappoint.
The behind-the-scenes tour allows guests to experience the iconic venue from a unique vantage point, where many of the world’s greatest entertainers have graced the Great Stage and delighted audiences for more than 80 years.
The Radio City Stage Door Tour is a one-hour walking tour, led by trained tour guides. Guests explore the beautiful art-deco interior, learn the secrets and history of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world frequented by celebrities, politicians and dignitaries over the years, and walk-through the lavish private apartment of “Roxy” Rothafel, known as The Roxy Suite. Visitors meet one of the Rockettes, the stars of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and you can get your photo taken with her. We also got to watch a short film and take a peak at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular being performed. Each year Radio City hosts the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has been performed at the Music Hall every year since 1933. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is America’s #1 holiday production with more than one million people attending the beloved holiday theatrical annually.
Private VIP Tours are also available for guests to experience the Stage Door Tour with a dedicated tour guide and access to additional areas of the Music Hall not available to the public.
The Stage Door Tour departs every half-hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, please visit www.StageDoorTour.com.
Daily tour tickets may be purchased at the Radio City Sweets and Gifts Shop (Jan-Oct) or the 51st Street Tour Entrance (Nov – Dec.) Advanced tour tickets for future dates may be purchased at the Radio City Music Hall or Madison Square Garden box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or call Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008. Children 5 and under are free. You may contact the Madison Square Garden Group Sales Department at (212)465-6080 for special rates for groups of 15 or more. Tour content, schedule and prices are subject to change without notice. Stage and backstage access may be restricted due to performance schedule.