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Walter Kerr Theatre


219 West 48th Street, New York, 10036, US

Why You’ll Love It

Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the Walter Kerr Theatre (originally known as the Ritz Theatre) was built in only 60 days and opened in 1921. It was a NYC record at the time and while it still holds the history of World War I and the start of the Roaring Twenties in its bricks, the theatre has also undergone multiple changes and renovations since. From a radio and TV station to a children's theatre and then finally a full theatre in 1990, the theatre reflects the name of the critic it was eventually named after in its simple yet charming design. Notable Previous Productions include As You Like It, Penn & Teller, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Crucible, Falsettos, Amélie, and finally, their current and longest-running show thus far, Hadestown.

Word on the street

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  • 45 min prior to showtime printed on your ticket due to security screening via metal detector and bag inspection
  • There is no dress code, however, guests are encouraged to dress up and bring a sweater since the theatre is kept very cool
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the bars in the back of the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels
  • Please note that there is no coat check at this theatre
  • Wifi is available at the theatre: -Walter_Kerr_Free_WiFi-

Prohibited Items:

  • No weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, tasers, mace, and pepper spray, are allowed
  • No personal alarms, glass bottles/containers, lighters, bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters, illegal substances, or alcohol


Assistive Devices -

  • D-Scriptive devices, I-Caption devices, infrared headsets, audio induction neck loops, and Showtrans devices in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean. 
  • Visit the headset booth in the Orchestra lobby if interested! These devices are provided free of charge.

Access Information - 

  • Offers Wheelchair Accessible seating, Aisle Transfer seating, Companion seating, and Vision/Hearing Accessible seating
  • Orchestra seating is accessible without steps, with the exception of rows R and S, which are located up 1 step
  • No elevators or escalators but handrails are available for every section

Special Events nearby

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Thu Mar. 14 - Tue Dec. 31

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Wed Apr. 17 - Tue Dec. 31

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219 West 48th Street, New York, 10036, US

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