Private Inspiration of RENT East Village Walking Tour

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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids 10 and under are free!

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

East Village Walking Tour

Jonathan Larson lived and breathed in the East Village. Join us in visiting many East Village locations that were featured in both the stage and movie versions of the musical RENT. Feel the "Seasons of Love" come alive as you meet fellow Rent fanatics at The New York Theatre Workshop, where the musical originally premiered and learn about fascinating stories of Jonathan Larson and the actors who helped make the musical what it is today. For 20 years this show has inspired and defied a generation of younger fans. Sing along with your tour guide to songs like "You okay Honey" and "I'll cover you" that took place in St Marks Place and Tompkins Square Park. Learn about theatre superstitions, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre's, and enjoy experiencing the musical come alive right in front of you with your talented musical theatre tour guide. So what are you waiting for? Come "Out Tonight" and join us for "RENT"!


We will meet at the New York Theatre Workshop where it all began and visit places that Jonathan Larson walked past and or visited while working on the show. Places include St. Marks place, Tompkins Square Park, Life Cafe, and more. At the very end we will take a high resolution photo as a souvenir.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street)

End location: Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

Duration: 2 hours


Walking Tour

What’s Included

Other: "All the world's a stage!" Embrace your inner theatrical geek and join Amada a professional licensed Tour Guide/Actor/Singer who weaves groups around New York's bustling streets, brandishing her love of the stage and of the city along half-mile routes that cover the origins of musical theatre and Broadway history. Amada your tourist guide brings a tablet with photos and videos and will entertain you with backstage stories and personal stage experiences. *We are not allowed inside any of the Broadway theatre's due to equity union restrictions.*

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - If you want drinks or snacks along the way. Cash is accepted at local street vendors.

What’s Extra

Other: A high resolution photo will be taken of your group at the end of the tour.

You might want cash for any food, drink or souvenirs. Show ticket prices can vary but there are often discounted tickets available at the TKTS booth. Can range from $75 up to about $199 per ticket.

Private tour guide Amada

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