“We do not mingle enough with minds that influence the world…We should measure ourselves through personal contact with outsiders … I want my club to be a place where actors are away from the glamour of the theatre.” — Edwin Booth
Join New York Adventure Club for a rare, private tour inside The Players, a private social club founded in 1888 by renowned Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, who is arguably the greatest American actor — and Prince Hamlet — of the 19th century.
Our experience at this 128-year-old theatre society, and its original Stanford White-designed mansion facing Gramercy Park, will include:
If we're lucky, we'll see some of the club's more notable members walking the halls!
Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits!
*This experience can only be conducted on weekdays
**The Players does not have an elevator
**Due to COVID-19 protocols, The Players will only allow guests who are fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and wearing a mask to enter the club's premises
"Rare look at some great artifacts and architecture" - Elizabeth
"The building and the collected art and artifacts are amazing." - Jennifer
"Wonderful experience, small group, knowledgeable personable guide. Looking forward to future tours." - Karen
"I loved this daytime adventure and look forward to many more." - Pat
"50 years ago I saw the outside and read a little of its history as a NYU student. Now as a retiree visitor, I got to see inside" - John
"Seeing more of the inside of a beautiful and historic building; finding out more about Edwin Booth." -Patricia
"The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Really special to see areas closed off to public." -Ginny
"Rare opportunity to go inside the private Players club and see its amazing architecture, theatrical collections, and hear about its history." -Anthony
"The docent knew his subject very well. He was very informative and nice." -Anne
"Great tour of a fascinating place." -Tara
"Carol was charming & knowledgeable. Small group!" -Claudia
"Guide was engaging. We were able to sit for some of the presentation. Loved seeing this "hidden" historic gem. Love that this building has been preserved!" -Janet
"Guide was very knowledgeable, lots to see with good explanations and stories." -Allison
"Excellent presentation and ambiance." -Mardine
"Presenter was very good." -Michael
"The historic home, its unusual history and location, the knowledge and affability of the docent." -Matthew
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Tickets for Inside The Players w/ Rare Look Inside Edwin Booth's Untouched Bedroom can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Admission||USD 35|
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