The Museum of Broadway Shows Magic of Theatre

The museum is a wonderland for theater lovers, featuring a plethora of memorabilia and interactive exhibits


Attending a Broadway show remains a staple of any New York City visit. Audiences are constantly dazzled by these performances, enjoying the catchy musical numbers, engaging acting and overall once-in-a-lifetime experience. Now, Broadway fans are able to experience the magic behind the scenes — and onstage — at the Museum of Broadway. 

The Museum of Broadway — located in Times Square at 145 W. 45th St. — is the first-ever permanent Broadway museum and was inaugurated on Nov. 15, 2022. Created by Broadway producer Julie Boardman and marketing executive Diane Nicoletti, the three-floor interactive museum dives into the history of live theatert. With over 300 shows performed in 41 different Broadway theaters, the museum features a variety of props, costumes and memorabilia from the beginning of Broadway to current shows. 

The museum is open every day. Patrons must make a reservation to enter and choose a time between 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $39; there is a special $25 entry cost every first Tuesday of the month.