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Walter Kerr Theatre — New York, NY


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.

Other notes

Handicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity947
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the orchestra level. Additional restrooms are located down one flight of stairs. Pay phones are located outside the restrooms. A water fountain is located outside the mens restroom.
  • There are no steps to enter the theatre from the sidewalk.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wheelchair Seating Available
  • Assisted listening system available