Walter Kerr Theatre

Walter Kerr Theatre

Address:
219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
945

Designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Shuberts, the venue opened as The Ritz Theatre in 1929. It functioned as a radio and television studio for ABC from 1943 to 1965. Ownership changed hands a number of times between the 1950s and 1970s, during which time it operated as a traditional theatre, an adult movie cinema and then a children's theatre under the name after Robert F. Kennedy from 1973. Jujamcyn took ownership in 1980 and, after renovations, re-opened the theatre on 5th March 1990 under its new name - in honour of the theatre critic Walter Kerr - with a production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.

Walter Kerr Theatre Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
49th Street station
Subway lines: 
N, R & W trains
Image description: 
Wheelchair spaces available on Orchestra level