The Walter Kerr Theatre marquis lit up at night
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Walter Kerr Theatre


The Walter Kerr Theatre was originally opened in 1921 as The Ritz, and was intended to be a sister theater to The Ambassador Theatre.

CBS and ABC used the theatre to record radio and TV programs beginning in 1939. The theatre was converted to a movie theater in the 1970s but was restored to legitimacy in 1983. In 1990 millions were spent by its current owners, Jujamcyn Theatre, to restore this historic theatre. The Walter Kerr has housed successful runs ever since.

Now Playing:



Mar 22, 2019 - Jul 6, 2025



219 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 48th St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Wheelchair and companion seating in the rear Orchestra
Restrooms located at Orchestra level with additional restrooms located down a flight of stairs
Wheelchair accessible restrooms located at Orchestra level
No steps from the sidewalk into the theatre
No elevators or escalators
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request