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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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  • Terrible3%
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219 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-7404
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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
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Sam S, Manager at Ambassador Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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
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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

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I have just returned from watching the show this evening. The show itself was absolutely amazing well worth a visit and is 5 star HOWEVER please be warned that the drink prices are a complete disgrace. $82 for 3 drinks one of which was water....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

We bought tickets on the day for evening performance of Chicago. Centre mezzanine level 5 rows from the front so great view of the stage. Is a small theatre but as it was busy created a great vibe and atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

My husband won tickets to see Chicago and a gift card to a restaurant across the street. We sat in the 2nd row and had a great view of the show. The theatre is not huge, so it seems like you'd have a good view...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Old charming theater, play was well done. Staff kept people organized during intermission as line was so long for ladies room 😞

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Wendy K
Sam S, Manager at Ambassador Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hello, Wendy: We thank you for your patronage. Best, Brian Theatre Operations

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a great show. Fun packed from start to finish, highly recommended. Great cast and a great venue. One word of warning, the queue for the restrooms in the interval is very large!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This theatre doesn’t really have a bad seat in the house. You will feel up close and personal from anywhere. This is my second time seeing this production but the staging is very different for this smaller venue. We LOVED it! I would have given...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michelle L
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December 13, 2018|
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Response from Sam S | 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 Replies)
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