Walter Kerr Theatre

Walter Kerr Theatre

219 W. 48th St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
Walter Kerr Theatre 1990
Ritz Theatre 1921
Robert F. Kennedy Childrens' Theatre


  • History: 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.

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  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 947
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