Experience Fame With the Radio City Backstage Tour
If you curious what it would be like to be a famous entertainer, you can get an idea of what this could be by taking the Radio City Backstage Tour. While you may not be performing your talents in front of a crowd, you do get a taste of the beauty and a behind-the-scenes view of one of the largest indoor theatres in the world. Radio City Music Hall has been around since 1932, when Rockefeller teamed up with RCA and S. L. Roxy Rothafel to build a theatre that was as beautiful as it was affordable for ordinary people during the depression.
Over the years, this venue has been the place to enjoy concerts, stage shows, movies, and events. Popular entertainers who have taken the stage include Celine Dion, Billy Crystal, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, BB King, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, and Ella Fitzgerald. This tour inside Radio City Music Hall gives you the opportunity to see the magnificence of the music hall and learn about some of its history.
One of the things that you will enjoy throughout the entire tour is the Art Deco interior. Donald Deskey was hired to design the interior spaces, and his approach was elegance above excess and grandeur over glitz. The thirty spaces that he designed all have their own motif and he hired fine artists, textile designers, and expert craftsmen to deliver high quality finishes.
As you continue with your walking tour, notice the combination of industrial and precious materials for the design of signage, railings, balustrades, and other details. Even decades later the character remains, and the interior continues to have a sophisticated and elegant look.
Other Tour Highlights
During the tour you will see the great stage where much of the action takes place. Technical experts consider this stage to be the most perfectly equipped for all types of staging. The gold stage curtain is the biggest in the world, and you can see the Wurlitzer organ that was build for the theatre specifically. Your guide will share some of the history and secrets of past performances and celebrities.
The Radio City Music Hall is well known for the Rockettes, a world-class precision dance company that performs the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular every year. During the tour you will learn more about this group and will have the opportunity to meet one of these talented dancers.
Book Your Tour Right Now
Don’t waste any more time to see the inside of the popular theatre venue. Book the Radio City Backstage Tour for your next visit to New York.
51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues , New York, New York, 10011
Hours of Operation
Operates daily:11:00 am - 3:00 pm