Located on West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the Walter Kerr Theatre, originally the Ritz Theatre, was built in 1921. Beyond its first 20 years of existence, it was used sparingly as a theater and spent decades as a radio and television studio. Following a 2-million-dollar restoration, the venue reopened in 1990 with the Pulitzer Prize winner The Piano Lesson. It has since seen a number of Tony Award-winning plays presented on its stage, including Angels in America, Proof and Doubt. In recent times, The Boss came to the Walter Kerr when legendary performer Bruce Springsteen engaged in a concert residency here. The nearly 100-years-old venue also hosts musicals such as A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Falsettos and Hadestown. StubHub is where you'll find the best Walter Kerr Theatre tickets.
What is the Walter Kerr Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater seats 975.
Is the theater accessible by public transportation?
To see any Walter Kerr Theatre event, take the A, C or E train to the 50th Street Station, the 1 or 2 train to the 50th Broadway Station or the N, Q, R or W line to the 49th Street Station. The M104 and M20 bus lines are other public transportation alternatives for traveling to the theater.
Is there on-site parking?
As the theater does not have its own on-site parking, you can use a nearby parking garage such as Icon Parking on West 48th Street or SP+ Parking on West 47th Street.
Is the Walter Kerr Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Theatergoers in wheelchairs, along with their companions, will find accessible seating in the venue's Orchestra level. There is one unisex restroom for use by patrons in wheelchairs on the main level.
What are the food and drink options?
Should you be in the mood for a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink, the theater has two bars where snacks are also served. For pre-theater dining or a post-show bite, you can also find a wide variety of pubs, cafŽs and restaurants in the immediate area. Top restaurants include Italian restaurant La Masseria down the street or Hurley's Saloon.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The hustle and bustle of Times Square is just down the block from the theater. Walk a few blocks to the east, and you'll find plenty to do and see at Rockefeller Center where attractions such as the Channel Gardens, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center await visitors.Back to Top