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Walter Kerr Theater

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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Was able to visit New York and see Springsteen on Broadway - loved the venue and the beauty of the history in the building

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crystal H
LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi Crystal. Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed December 30, 2018

My husband and I went to see Bruce Springsteen here. It was our first time at this venue. What a beautiful theatre! It is a small theatre which lends itself to a very intimate experience. Perfect for the Springsteen show which was fantastic.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelBuddies589
LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best experiences of my life and the Walter Kerr Theater was perfect for it. Loved the intimate size of this theater and we were lucky enough to be sitting close, Bruce was fantastic. He’s show so moved me I found...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great place for the Springsteen on Broadway show. The theater is small enough to make you feel close to the stage. Beautiful theater, comfortable chairs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This theatre is fantastic. It is what a theatre should be. We went to the Springsteen on Broadway Concert last week. The seating in this theatre is great - great vision of the stage, great style, great acoustics and at times you could hear a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks for your feedback! So glad that you loved your seats and that you enjoyed the show.

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Small, historic theater. All seats have good view of stage, feels intimate. Springsteen was sensational but by the end of the show, just wanted to stand up and move. Seats are short on leg room with minimal padding and quite uncomfortable for a three hour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hi Kimberly. Thanks so much for your feedback. We will be sure to share it with our building operations team.

Reviewed November 17, 2018

Saw Springsteen On Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater. Very nice atmosphere. The shows I saw was excellent as well (lucked out and saw it first when the Obamas were in the audience and then when the Clintons were there. Every seat is so close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Hi Inge. Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is more of a review on the concert/play than the venue itself which is your average New York theater that is smaller than most I have been in. Anyway if you even consider yourself to be a marginal fan of Bruce Springsteen this show...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

Went to see Springsteen on Broadway at this underrated hidden gem, and it provided the perfect setting for a resounding success of a show. The artists enter through a stage door right on the street outside the main entrance, and the stage itself is almost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

An excellent show with a performer that is beyond compare. It is a small venue which makes for an intimate performance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 262Elaine
LeslieS2481, Customer Service Team at Walter Kerr Theater, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Elaine. Thanks for your positive review! We're so glad you had a great experience at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Debdeb
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
I don't see how a phone charger or a battery will be a problem.
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October 4, 2018|
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Response from Northern_Traveler00 | Reviewed this property |
For Springsteen? Stubhub. is the safest resale site out there. Expect to pay muchly
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Kik S
August 22, 2018|
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There are 3 garages on the block that the theater is located. All are indoor 'the valet will take it' places. All are safe All are expensive. If you have "Spot Hero" app on your phone you will likely save a decent amount... More
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Nancy S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Restaurants Opinions (6 Replies)
Does anyone have opinions/thoughts on the restaurants that I have listed here? Only 2 weeks to go until we are in New York! Mercato or Basso56 – eating solo after circle line cruise Bar Americain? Or other suggestions - eating solo after matinee at Walter Kerr theater West Side Steakhouse, Ted’s Montana Grill, Bar Bacon, Marta, Vitae? after TOR Breakfast/Brunch? near 911 memorial Thanks for any opinions/suggestions.
November 14, 2014|
Response fromAynat62|
I've already replied to this question in your other thread. But I can repeat it here. Eating solo can be done anywhere. You can sit at the bar to eat along with other potential solos who usually strike up a conversation. Or you can sit at a table, either way is fine and acceptable. There are lots of solo locals and visitors, it's really easy to do. I've eaten solo at Mercato and it was good. Mercato is a good choice if you want to eat straight after the cruise. Basso56 is closer to your...More
C W
Ocean City, Maryland
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (36 Replies)
Can anyone recommend the best way to find out about tickets for Bruce Springsteen's shows at the Walter Kerr Theater in the fall? Is there a particular email list that lets you know about events like that and when tickets will go on sale? Thank you!
June 16, 2017|
Response fromnytraveler2016|
Follow his web site daily to see if it will happen, what the dates are and when tickets will go on sale. Be ready to sign on the moment that tickets are available - since it's likely they will sell out in an hour or so.
lrgarcia
Miami, Florida
Good restaurants near Walter Kerr theater? (7 Replies)
We're headed to NYC at the end of May and hope to see "A Little Night Music" at the Walter Kerr on Saturday, 5/29, then eat dinner nearby afterwards. I can't walk too far due to back problems & don't mind taking a cab if the place deserves it, but would love to eat where real New Yorkers eat, even if it's a deli. We don't want to blow our entire budget there, but don't want a BK either. :) Walter Kerr is located 219 W 44th Street. Is that considered the theater district or off-Broadway? ...More
April 21, 2010|
Response fromnywhiz|
The theater district spans a big area from 42-52 st. and from about 6th ave. to 8th ave. Many of the off Broadway theaters are now in the same area or just a bit west. (Other off b'way may be downtown or uptown). One restaurant that is a big theater hangout is Joe Allen's on 46th st. between 8th & 9th ave. It's about a 5 min. walk from your theater. On the same block as the theater is John's Pizzeria which is one of the famous pizza places in NYC. It's housed in a converted church but they...More