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Walter Kerr Theater

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Address: 218 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10036-1424
Phone Number: (212) 239-6200
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Time to see a Broadway Show

Lovely old theater, cramped small seats, however very easy to see the stage from all areas. Fast entry to theater, women's bags are checked before entering. Wait for the women's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old theater, cramped small seats, however very easy to see the stage from all areas. Fast entry to theater, women's bags are checked before entering. Wait for the women's bathroom is difficult, have to wait on the stairway, but minor inconvenience.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Third time seeing Crucible - excellent acting but from a personal perspective I wasn't keen on the setting and production. It is a tight space but with good views from orchestra seating. Theatre ok.

Thank Jude602
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My daughter and I got amazing seats to see The Crucible. We were on the third row right in front of the stage. The actors are all amazing. True acting genius. The play is depressing but well written and thought provoking. I would have enjoyed myself if not for the rude old man next to my daughter. The seats are... More 

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Very impressive structure and decor. Visited to experience The Crucible which was outstanding. Sound quality and lighting were excellent. The box office was surprisingly efficient and the internal staff were professional. The carpeted stairways had a musty air and the seating was extremely tight. This made the experience somewhat tortuous and the intermission provided the opportunity to stretch ones legs.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I came up from PA and stood in line for 2 hrs. for rush tickets to see "The Crucible". I was the 2nd person in line. Long story short... Upon opening there were 2 windows for tickets. The girl in front of me & I compared tickets tickets to see where we were sitting. Her tickets were 4th row orchestra,... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Saw The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theater. We were in the balcony and could see the entire stage. Not too cold on the top floor either. Clean and carefully preserved. Would definitely see a play there again.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Recently witnessed the production of the Crucible in May and the theatre is a beaut. I'm over 6 feet tall and yes the seating is intimate but that should be the point. In the days of yesteryear, theatre goers actually discussed the play during intermission and stayed in their seats. Now it's get on the cellphone or get a drink... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a lovely art deco style theater. We visited and saw an excellent production of The crucible and could hear and see well, even though we were seated right at the back of the theater, high up. The seats were perfectly acceptable, and comfortable enough, so no complaints from my family there. I should also note there was an... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We booked to go and see the Crucible before we headed off to New York. I have to make it clear that the production of the Crucible was brilliant and the performances from all of the actors was exceptional (especially Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Ciaran Hinds and Saoirse Ronan). If I was scoring the evening based on the production alone... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Seats and theater are nice enough but if you aren't short, you are going to be in a tight space. All theaters are too tight but this one is tighter

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