Walter Kerr Theatre

Opened in 1921

219 W. 48th Street
New York, NY

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Theater History

Originally the Ritz Theatre, it was renamed the Walter Kerr in 1990 after the theater critic. It is operated by Jujamcyn and recent productions include Hadeston, Springsteen on Broadway, and Falsettos.



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Restrooms are located up one flight of stairs from the Orchestra. Gender diversity is welcome, guests are encouraged to use the roostroom that best fits their gender identity or expression.

Coat Check

No coat check, but the theater can check large bags if you speak to a member of staff upon arrival.



Where is the stage door?

To the right as you exit the main 48th Street entrance.


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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical: Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always. HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

The cast includes: Jordan Fisher, Ani DiFranco, Isa Briones, Jon Jon Briones, and Phillip Boykin.


Best Seats in the House

The best views will be in the center orchestra and front mezzanine, but there are very few bad seats in this theater.

Number of Seats

975 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the orchestra section. No steps to designated seating location. All orchestra seating is accessible without steps except for rows R and S, which are up 1 step.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, on house left of orchestra.

Are there assistive devices available?

D-Scriptive devices, I-Caption devices, audio induction neck loops, and infrared headsets are available. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required.


When to arrive: Doors open roughly a half hour before showtime. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and find your seats. What to wear: Whatever makes you comfortable! Some people dress up for the theater, but there is no official dress code. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater. is an independent website. Content published on this site may be authored by individual contributors whose views may not necessarily reflect the views of or any other organization. We may receive commissions on purchases you make through links published on our website. Click here to review our disclosures page for more information.