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Ambassador Theatre

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Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7404
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I enjoyed my first visit very much, all the seats have great view to the stage, so it doesn't really matter which one you pick, unless you want to be closer to it, however, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 28, 2016
andicarv
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great staple of American music theatre, Chicago has recently become the 2nd longest running show on Broadway. And for a good reason. Funny, sexy and clever, Chicago is a must see, often with guest celebrity appearances in one, if not more of the lead roles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning theatre, smaller than others so a more intimate feeling. All the seats had good views of the stage, even sat behind taller people. The seats are slightly smaller, but comfortable for the length of the performance. It was also good value for money. The snacks that were available were expensive ($5 for a bottle of water). However,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A dated theatre which detracts from Chicago. The seats are very small with a lack of leg room. For the price most pay to see the show it is probably worth spending your money elsewhere.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ambassador Theater in NYC is clearly an older theater. It's dated. I'm not saying that's entirely bad...it's nice looking, clean, and clearly it's being maintained, but it's old. What that means is that by today's standards it's a little cramped. Yes, pretty much any seat has a good view of the stage as long as the person sitting in... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I enjoyed my first visit very much, all the seats have great view to the stage, so it doesn't really matter which one you pick, unless you want to be closer to it, however, the seats are too close together, so if you have long legs, beware, you will sit tight.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The show Chicago was amazing but the theatre needs some work. The seats in the mezzanine are very tightly packed with no leg room for tall people like my husband. There are only a few toliets so expect extremely long lines for both men and women. The snacks are incredibly expensive so eat before you go.

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Watched Chicago the Musical in this old and dated venue. I had some difficulty watching from my balcony seat as the folks in front of me were obstructing the view. This may have something to do with the configuration of the seats. I could not find the restroom on my way out. When I asked, the stern-looking staff told me... More 

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Hertfordshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband and I went to see Chicago on Broadway, which was entertaining with excellent performers. I want to make clear that my rating of poor is NOT about the show but about the theatre. As for the Ambassador Theatre, I would think (at least) twice before attending another show here. Tickets for Broadway shows can be fairly pricey, and... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Well, the show is the thing. The seats are closely packed together, with little leg room. You sit shoulder to shoulder, and of course, everybody stands when leaving or getting in. However, this is par for the course for most theaters in NYC.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Booked to see Chicago when we arrived in the city and it was a great choice for us (adults, mid 30s). I had expected the theatre to be grander though and much bigger given the popularity of the show. There was no choice for snacks either and what there was = VERY overpriced.

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