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Address: 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-239-6200
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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 4 days ago
andicarv
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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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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Svendborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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