A Private Tour of Broadway’s Stunning Gilded Age Gem, the Hudson Theatre

An exclusive opportunity for an in-depth visit to Broadway’s oldest theatre hosted by The Gilded Gentleman

Don’t miss this unique chance to visit Broadway’s famed Hudson Theatre on West 44th Street in the heart of the theatre district, on a private guided tour with theatre historian and Gilded Gentleman guest, Tim Dolan.

Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast as he welcomes you to this exclusive experience you’ll find nowhere else.  The Gilded Gentleman and Bowery Boys Walks has partnered with Tim Dolan, theatre historian and master tour guide and founder of Broadway Up Close to offer you this opportunity to see the most historic theatre on Broadway up close and personal with The Gilded Gentleman!

Sunday, April 7  at 11 am – SOLD OUT
Join the waiting list and be notified of future tours: info@boweryboyswalks.com

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Tim will lead you on a tour that takes you to various levels inside the theatre with visits to the lobby to see the original doors and green marble foyer walls still intact from 1903. You’ll have a chance to see the original Tiffany glass lighting that still adorns the inner lobby for modern audiences.   And you’ll have a chance to sit in the auditorium with much of its original detail as Tim shares the fascinating history of the theatre and its stars. 

Best of all, you’ll have a chance to be up close to the stage itself as Tim shares tales of historic productions and performers in the Gilded Age (including one of the most extraordinary female theatre managers ever)  to its later use as a broadcast and television studio (The Tonight Show was originally filmed here).

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Tiffany glass

This unique experience will include: 

  • A brief visit to Times Square as Tim recounts how Broadway came to be
  • The inside, in-depth tour of the Hudson Theatre itself including lobbies, auditorium, and view of the stage (one audiences don’t see)
  • A chance to see and learn about so many original details including the stunning Tiffany glass still in place today

Don’t miss this rare chance to see a working Broadway theater in a way regular audiences don’t have a chance to see!

Carl was fantastic. He’s an expert in his topics and his delivery was a combination of expertise, friendliness, personal experience, and humor. ” 

Tour Host / Guide:  The event will be hosted by Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast.  The tour will be given in its entirety by Tim Dolan.   



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1 hour and 45 minutes hours (we will send you the meeting place when you sign up)


This experience is best suited for ages 12 and older. 

Your Host:

Carl Raymond is the host of the Gilded Gentleman History podcast. He is a regular lecturer and presenter for organizations and museums nationwide. In addition, Carl is a licensed New York City tour guide and gives periodic tours for Bowery Boys Walks.