Walter Kerr Theatre (1990) New York, NY | Playbill

The Walter Kerr Theatre opened as the Ritz in 1921, designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Shuberts. Following decades of use as a broadcast studio and cinema, Jujamcyn Theatres purchased and restored the venue to legitimate use as the Walter Kerr, named for the New York theatre critic.
  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 918
  • Longest Running Show: Hadestown
  • Performances: 1,540
  • Stage Door: To the right of the theatre as you exit the main 48th St. doors. It is a gold door marked "Stage Door."
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Up one flight of stairs on either side of the orchestra. An accessible restroom is located on the house left side of the orchestra level.
  • Concessions: At the back of the orchestra and mezzanine.

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