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

218 West 48th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
(212) 239-6200
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #399 of 862 Attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 6, 2014
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    6
    3
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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
292 reviews 292 reviews
53 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
138 reviews 138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
Effingham, Illinois
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
88 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Saw the play, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and enjoyed the comedy. Wonderful actors and actresses! Theatre was nice. Good seats. One actor played several different people from the same family and was wonderful. Play moved along quickly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, PA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Attending the show, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, made me think how likely I felt about the show. I loved the show but sitting in the balcony was pure murder. Firstly, it is NOT a balcony, but rather the catwalk for the spotlights. They place 2 rows of temporary seats in this catwalk and called it the balcony.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The show was wonderful. I had seen the original movie, but no one else in my party had. Still they enjoyed the show immensely. We were in the first row center of the balcony. Great view of the actors' heads! But occasionally a little trouble hearing the actors. People behind us in the second row balcony ended up leaving because... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tennessee
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The show was great but the theatre was a mess. No leg room. If you are over 5-11, look for an aisle seat on the side. They are the only seats with leg room. My wife, who is 5-2 had to get up to stretch because of a lack of legroom. Clearly, they crammed every seat possible in the theatre.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My friends and I attended a performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and the show was fantastic. The theater is another matter. I agree with a previous post about the sloping floors, but that was nothing in comparison to the extremely small seats. I freely admit I'm a large person, but those seats would be hard for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent in every way !! Hillarious...very clever...superb cast !!! Saw Phantom the night before...would have loved to hear them do POTO. denis henry james-adele

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