Walks

Exceptional walking tours of New York’s theatrical and cultural districts.


Mindful of the budgetary constraints facing non-profits, Del Valle is willing to discuss fees.

Private walks also available:

$35 per person ($25 for three on more)

$15 for seniors and students

Special family rate

 

Times Square:

Explore the "Crossroads of the World" to discover some of the lesser known sites along  the "Great White Way."

Lower East Side:
Four walks explore the former tenement district of the immigrant working class: 

Introductory Walks
Two tours offer a basic introduction to the neighborhood's showbiz past from immigrant theatre to off-off-Broadway and early television.

Yiddish Rialto
Stroll Second Avenue as Del Valle relates tales of Adler, Picon, Thomashefsky and other greats of the Yiddish stage. 
 
Bowery
The colorful, salty history of the Bowery, once alive with Yiddish, Italian and Chinese  theatres, vaudeville houses, dime museums, concert saloons and early film venues. 


Downtown Brooklyn:
A former hub of theatrical activity, downtown Brooklyn is currently enjoying a rebirth with  the new BAM Cultural District.

Coney Island:
Del Valle invites you to Brooklyn's "Sodom by the Sea" where Cary Grant walked on stilts, Harpo Marx made his stage debut and where the music halls ran early & late

 

Accepting bookings for 2020:
historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.


Private walks also available.


For additional information, availability & fees:
theatretalks at gmail.com

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Cinema Theatre Association (UK)

The former Savoy Theatre, part of a 2007 walking tour for the Cinema Theatre Association (UK), October 2007.