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Ambassador Theatre

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Address: 219 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-7404
Phone Number: 212-239-6200
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Great show but average, small theatre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RachChalmers
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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Svendborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the show. Wonderful music and an amazing cast😁. I have never seen a broadway show and i always wanted to see one and am so glad that I picked chicago 😍. I had the best time and can only recommand this show. If you love musik then go see "Chicago"❤❤❤

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Very great show. I saw Chicago. The theatre quite old but with very good stage and sound. There is also a bar with beer and other drinks

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Corrales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The day we got into New York. We stayed at the crowne plaza right across the street from the theatre. Old theatre, not a lot of air conditioning, so if you get overheated easy, don't see a show their. Nice small theatre, Chicago was great, although if you are looking for a theatrical performance, this it not it. No costume... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

With 20+ years of history, Chicago speaks for itself. The Ambassador Theater is average at best compared to others in NYC. The restrooms were filthy and staff seemed uninterested in being helpful with seating and directions. Needs some updating. On a very positive note, the place is small and every seat is a good seat. The gentleman working the ticket... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The theater was smaller than I was expecting. But it was comfortable. One bathroom for the ladies is a little crazy. The atmosphere was comfortable. The show was awesome!!! Funny, energetic and just a good time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

If you only have time for one Broadway show, pick something else to see besides Chicago. Chicago is fine. The dancing is impressive. The band is amazing. Other than that, there's not a lot to say. The performers seem almost bored and the main characters (Roxy and Velma) seem too old for this type of show. I have a higher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We saw the Sunday matinee this past weekend while we were in NY, and we were really impressed with the performance. Yes, the theater is older and the concessions are expensive. This is to be expected. It's Broadway. However, the staff were extremely helpful and the show was very enjoyable. We had a problem with our seats, and the house... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We saw an exceptional performance of Chicago at this theatre. It was a beautiful theatre and reasonably priced tickets compared to other Broadway shows. I've seen Chicago in London and this one equally exceptional!

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