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Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Accessible Seating
Yes
Hearing Assistance
Yes
Capacity
947

Subway

50th St
50th St
49th St

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Theater Information

Water Fountain

Water is available from the bar.

Hearing Assistance

Available upon request.

Elevators and Escalators

This theater does not have elevators or escalators.

Wheelchair Access

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

Restrooms

No accessible restroom available.

Accessible Seating

Limited accessible seating in the Orchestra on ground level.

Coat Check

This theater does not provide coat check.

About

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.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers are seated at suitable breaks in the performance in conveniently reachable seat locations at the discretion of management.

Concessions

There are drinks and snacks located at the bar.

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