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Ambassador Theatre

Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY (Midtown)
Phone Number: 800-432-7565
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Ranked #302 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Mandurah, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We really wanted to see a show on Broadway, well it is one of the things to do in New York right? Lion King was booked out so we decided on Chicago at the Ambassador. The show was ok but the venue was really disappointing...it really needs a facelift and the seats are very uncomfortable. We had seats quite close... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was given free passes to see Chicago at this theatre. I had a great time seeing Chicago for the first time. Only complaint I have is how cramped the seating was, and I'm not overly tall (5'9) but it was hard to relax and sit comfortably. We had first row of top section so a great view, but I... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
74 helpful votes 74 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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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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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83 attraction reviews
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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