We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Walter Kerr Theater

Address: 218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
Improve this listing
Ranked #500 of 1,010 Activities in New York City
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Attraction details
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Hotels near Walter Kerr Theater

Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Marcos, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

No elevators so if you can't climb stairs, get a floor level seat but you'll still have to climb the stairs to the restrooms.

Was this review helpful? Yes
three way tn
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nothing to recommend here other than sore knees if you're 5'8" or taller. Forget the show - A Gentleman's Guide to Murder - and it's "spitting" star who plays multiple roles pretty much the same...............For this show to be #1 in such a great city..............ridiculous. Just for the record, we like upbeat shows or spectacles - so from Les Miz... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We saw a Gentleman's Guide To Love And Marriage. I very popular musical comedy and were thoroughly entertained. This is an older smaller theater which makes it more fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was the first theatre I experienced in NYC (seeing 'Gentleman's Guide...'), and I was fascinated by the utter lack of public space. I soon learned that this was typical for Broadway theatres, however it may pay novices to note the following: 1. There is NO foyer. Just an entrance wide enough to accommodate the box office at one end.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Branchburg, NJ
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We (9 total family and friends) watched the 26 October 2014 Sunday 3PM show of "A gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". The theater, built in 1921, is very small. Seat size and leg room are like those found in the airplane economy cabin. The rise from one row to another is quite steep so it could be a challenge... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wonderful Boulder Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Never had the pleasure of viewing a play at the Kerr theatre (a jujamcyn theatre, mind you). Not only was the small, close-knit seating a pleasure, but the play.... "A Genteman's Guide..." was absolutely superb. Acoustics, visuals and crowd flow all tres bon. Wouldn't hesitate to visit this theatre and in fact see most any agreeable title... certainly including "A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I recently saw "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and sat in the cheap balcony seats. The play was great and the theater is pretty, much nicer than a lot of the Broadway theaters I've been to. The balcony seats aren't so bad; there is a very steep view of the stage, but we could see everything (had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Petoskey, Michigan
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
54 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Picked up our tickets at the "will call" window and whisked right into the theater. No long lines anywhere. After finding our seats, we got a glass of wine and settled down. I've never enjoyed a glass of wine DURING a show, so this was a treat (they serve them in cups with a lid and a little notch that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

On Sunday, September 21 we had tickets to the matinee performance. Due to the 400,000 protesters in NYC protesting climate change, we were 40 minutes late to the show. We had allowed lots of extra time for the drive. The usher said we could walk in late or if we lived in the area she would see about getting us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Killingworth, Connecticut
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
60 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We just attended "A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" which was a great show. Our tickets were at the will call window which I will ALWAYS do from now on. When we arrived we found out that Jefferson Mays was absent and the understudy would be performing. My husband whined a bit and they upgraded us to 5th row... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Walter Kerr Theater also viewed


Been to Walter Kerr Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Walter Kerr Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?