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Ambassador Theatre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chicago On Broadway
From $128.75*
Chicago On Broadway
From $128.75*
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chicago was spectacular!! Amazing talent!! This was my first time seeing Chicago and it truly blew me away. However the theater needs to be renovated! I can appreciate character but not too old. I felt like a sardine in a can. What a disservice to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chula123
Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the places in New York the quality of the buildings are up to date and haven't been allowed to run down. I have to say that this theatre has seen better days and being brought up to date may be an idea. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Serene-View
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for the Chicago show. It's an experience in itself to walk through such an ancient theatre, some frames of the Hollywood movies cross your thoughts! Sure, the theatre's seating is cramped, leaves practically no space to walk past the guests seated next...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Show was great, first time seeing Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed it! Few cons, seating is tight, not much leg room at all and $6 for a bottle of water 😱

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tinasprout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have watched many musicals on Broadway; this ones has to have the worst sound around. We can barely understand half the lyrics. And the leg space is awfully limited, even at 5'8'' Now, Chicago itself was OK. Cuba Gooding Jr. Is the one saving...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pgjb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this show. We've seen it at least 5 times and it never disappoints. We have sat in the orchestra and the mezzanine and never had a bad seat. Classic!! A+++++

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frequenttravel13
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Who cares if you have seen Chicago a dozen times, the show at the Ambassador warrants another visit! So great and terrific theater. It is a fairly small venue so I don't think you could have a bad view no matter where you sat. Highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Sam S, Manager at Ambassador Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Hello: I'm glad you enjoyed your time at The Ambassador Theatre. We thank you for your patronage. Best, Brian Theatre Operations

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Great show but seats were uncomfortable and there is only one bathroom for a huge theater. The line during intermission was huge and a very long wait. Need to install another restroom to accommodate the large crowds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UFPAGator
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Easy to book online. And the theatre is very accessible as nearby Times Square. Efficiently shown to our seats. Comfortable and we enjoyed the Chicago with Cuba Gooding Jnr. Now that Lion King is on I love to be back in rhe Ambassador theatre!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and daughters waited for 2 hours at -6 degrees to get our tickets for Chicago. The performance was fantastic, a tremendous experience for us all to go to a production on Broadway. The theatre was beautifully old fashioned and made a lasting impression...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank theoraclesboy
Sam S, Manager at Ambassador Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Hello: I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed your experience at The Ambassador Theatre. We thank you for your patronage. Best, Brian Theatre Operations

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December 13, 2018|
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Response from ShubertOrg | Property representative |
Hello: Yes, you can take shopping bags with you into the theatre. Please note that all bags are subjected to a mandatory bag search before entering the venue. Enjoy the show! Best, Brian Theatre Operations
November 5, 2018|
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Response from angdow74 | Reviewed this property |
The Times Square Diner was an excellent choice. Reasonable price, close to the theater, quick and friendly service.
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Mutley96 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance, to guarantee best seats, you could go to the box office in Times Square, but be prepared to queue for tickets, that whilst they might be cheaper, but there’s no guarantee what you’ll get.
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Chicago Ambassador Theatre Seating (1 Reply)
I am going to get some tickets for Chicago but I can't quite work out the seating plan. Be great if someone could help me out, when I select best seats they put up row cc just in front of the orchestra, would that be to loud and would we be to near to the stage that we wouldn't have a good view? Thanks
March 12, 2005|
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Any seat in Row CC orch is a fantastic seat! and NO it won't be too loud. Chicago is a unique show, where the orch is actually on stage in the back - buy those CC's and you won't be disappointed
A good resturant near the Ambassador Theatre? (2 Replies)
I am looking for a tasty resturant that is near the Ambassador Theatre...... looking for any suggestions????
June 23, 2008|
Response fromCrans|
This page from the FAQ on Theater District dining is full of good suggestions: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60763-c62725/New-Yor…
good food near the Ambassador Theatre in NYC 49th & 8th (2 Replies)
Looking for a fun place with good food for a light meal after the 2:30 show at the Ambassador Theatre, trying to avoid the cab ride or a long walk. THANKS
March 03, 2009|
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Thalia - 50th and 8th