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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen F
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Corrales
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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Sandra S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the music. The choreography was great. Great night out. The theater is old and the seats are tight. Very few bathroom stalls for women. I was forced to go during the show to avoid long lines. Of course snacks and drinks are not cheap and water and m&m candy cost 5 dollars. Don't go hungry. Leave the kids... More 

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Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We pre booked tickets to see Chicago having read some good reviews. When we got to the window to collect our tickets the guy upgraded us from being seated at the rear mezzanine to the front orchestra view much better views. The show Chicago was fantastic- highly recommend to anyone wanting to see a show in New York.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I went in with EXTREMELY LOW expectations given all of the negative reviews here. Chicago was a fun, fantastic show and the Ambassador was just fine. The seats are maybe a LITTLE tight, but if you've ever been to, say, Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, the Ambassador is great by comparison. No knees shoving into the backs of... More 

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