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Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Accessible Seating
Hearing Assistance


50th St
50th St
49th St


In 1921, this intimate house opened under its original name, The Ritz. Owned by the Shuberts and designed by Herbert J. Krapp, it was intended to be a sister theater to The Ambassador Theatre.

 Starting in 1939, CBS and ABC used the space to record radio and TV programs. In the 1970s it was converted back to a movie theater but was restored to legitimacy in 1983. Its current owners, Jujamcyn Theatres, spent millions restoring the theater in 1990 and has housed successful runs ever since.

Dressing Code

No specific dress code. Dress comfortably for your day.

Late Seating Policy

Late seating is at the discretion of the house management and may vary by production


There are drinks and snacks located at the bar.


Double doors in series: 1st set (each 23", heavy) to outer lobby; 2nd set (each 26", heavy) into orchestra.

Water Fountain

Water is available from bar.

Hearing Assistance

Yes there is hearing assistance. You will need to request the hearing devices from the ushers.

Elevators and Escalators

There are no elevators or escalators in the theatre.

Wheelchair Access

Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.

Air Conditioning

The theatre is air-conditioned during the summer months.


No accessible restroom on site

Accessible Seating

Limited accessible seating in the Orchestra on ground level.

Coat Check

Not available.