The stairs from Joker (2019)

Filming Location in The Bronx, New York

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The Joker Stairs location

This is the iconic stairs from the 2019 film Joker.

It is located beside 1165 Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx, New York.

The pedestrian step street connects Shakespeare Avenue and Anderson Avenue.

It has three different names on Google Maps: the Joker Stairs, the Shakespeare Steps, and the Guason Stairs.

Looking down: The step street leads down onto Shakespeare Avenue.

Although the location appears multiple times in the movie, the most memorable scene occurs near the end, when Joaquin Phoenix's character, Arthur Fleck, dresses up as a clown and begins dancing down the steps.

While he is strutting around in his makeup and bright-red suit, the song "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter plays in the background.

The scene represents Arthur's transition into the Joker—a psychopathic criminal mastermind who terrorizes Gotham City.

Following the release of the film, the street quickly became a popular landmark for tourists, many of whom took pictures and videos of themselves attempting to recreate the scene.

The overcrowding became such a nuisance for local residents that the U.S. representative for the area, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, asked fans of the movie to stay away from the steps.

Fortunately, it seems as though the initial surge in interest has faded away, as Google Street View images from 2021 and 2021 show that the street is usually empty.

Joker steps location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


Shakespeare Ave, The Bronx, New York, NY 10452, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the step street are:

40.835892, -73.923897


The steps are located on the eastern side of Highbridge, which is a neighborhood in the Bronx. They are close to the intersection between Shakespeare Avenue and Jerome Avenue. The nearest subway station is 167th Street Station (4 Lexington Avenue Express). It is just a five-minute walk from the Yankee Stadium.


Photos of the step street and other related images.

Joker Steps

Joker Steps

This Google Street View image of the "Joker Steps" was captured in March 2022.

Arthur Fleck

joker dance

In the film, Arthur Fleck dances down the steps wearing clown makeup and a bright-colored suit.

The scene represents the origin of Batman's nemesis, the Joker, as it was the moment when the failed stand-up comedian finally embraced his descent into madness.

Nearest subway


The 167th Street subway station (line 4) is just a short walk away.

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