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Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #299 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have seen Chicago on the West End and at a local theatre. In comparison this one was okay, just okay. The theatre was tired, paint peeling, curtains tired. Drinks very expensive, but I suspect that is the norm. Good view from the front row of the mezzanine. I am pleased I went and had the experience, I would choose... More

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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ambassador Theatre is the worst theater I have ever been in terms of size and condition. I chose to watch Chicago as my first Broadway show experience, but I immediately regretted when I stepped into this theater. The theater building was surprisingly small: so small that the narrow hallways could only fit two lanes of people at once. The air... More

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The security doesn't put up with cameras or cell phones rudely ringing. They don't let people put their feet up on the front row wall as I witnessed.. Unlike Phantom of The Opera - that's why I walked out on the 'Phantom' show for that very reason. Yes the alcohol isn't cheap. It's Nyc., that's how they make their revenue... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The theatre itself is unremarkable apart from the staff who are rude as others have commented on. The show, Chicago, is excellent and no doubt gives the owners some leeway in charging for drinks. We had two large gins and tonic which came to $25 a piece. Rubbish gin poured simultaneously with hose 'tonic'. Only the ice was genuine. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

t looked musical Chicago. It is delicious! Comfortable seats in the balcony and good champagne at intermission.

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Nueziders, Austria
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153 reviews 153 reviews
83 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

well the theatre is in its years and it is relatively small -which gives you proximity to the stage. the show is a classic musical production - not much surprises, solid performance but nothing breath taking - its good to see it if you never have seen a broadway musical but otherwise...

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Excellent performance from the cast and band. Well acted with good humour had the whole audience laughing. The only thing that stopped this from getting 5 stars is the size of the theatre, for broadway and such a big show you expect a bigger space that being said the theatre still charges big theatre drinks prices $25 for a Jack... More

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Sugar Land, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We just saw Chicago at the Ambassador and the current cast is awesome. The staff at the Ambassador kept this from being a 5 rating. They were rather rude in keeping people from using the bathroom after the show and herded people out like cattle. The theatre size is perfect for an intimate play setting. The old theatre is grand... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Outstanding environment. Excellent acoustic. Good plays over there are a must. Tickets should be bought in advance, just in case, you know???

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This theater was a lot smaller than I expected, but I think that means no seat is a bad seat. I sat in the front row which was really too close but overall it was a lovely old theater. The staff all seemed surly and I don't think any of them enjoyed their job. Don't trust google directions to get... More

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