Neil Patrick Harris is excited about moving to New York.

The 40-year-old star and his fiancé, theatre actor and chef David Burtka, are heading to the Big Apple when filming on 'How I Met Your Mother' finishes, and he can't wait for his partner to get back up on stage.

He said: ''We're very excited. David's done a lot of theatre, and then I sort of uprooted him to Los Angeles. I'm anxious for him to get to work more.''

Neil also believes the move will be good for the couple's three-year-old twins Harper and Gideon.

He added to Us Weekly magazine: ''In New York there's so much for them to see and learn.''

Neil and David - who have been together since 2004 and confirmed their engagement in 2011 - recently bought a $3.6 million 8,000-square-foot townhouse in Harlem, which boasts four bedrooms, two terraces, a backyard and rooftop, as well as a duplex flat underneath which they are expected to incorporate into their new home.