Ambassador Theatre | An Overview
Opened : 1921
Currently Playing : Chicago
Longest Running Show: Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm | Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm
Number of Seats: 1080 seats | Orchestra (565 seats), Front Mezzanine (264 seats), Rear Mezzanine (250 seats)
Available Facilities: Coat check, Accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing assistance, Water fountain, Food stand
A Brief History Of The Ambassador Theatre
Designed by Herbert Krapp, the Ambassador Theatre opened on 11 February 1921 under the ownership of the Shuberts, with a production of the musical The Rose Girl. The Shuberts finally sold the business in 1935 and it was transformed into an NBC movie and television studio co-owned by the DuMont Television Network. It was known as the Ambassador Tele-Theater during this time period. In 1956, the Shuberts regained control and reopened it as a Broadway Theatre as we see it now. In 1987, the Ambassador Theatre was given a Landmark Status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Best Seats in Ambassador Theatre
Value for money
Orchestra left and right.
Best views of the stage
Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first four rows.
Most expensive seats
Orchestra Center front seats.
Interact with the Ambassador Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.
Currently Playing at Ambassador Theatre
Sultry Jazz tunes, the forgotten era of the 20s, and synchronised choreography the likes of which Broadway has never seen before—Chicago is an undeniable Broadway classic. With productions across the world including a 1970’s Broadway debut, the musical is a certified global phenomenon. The show returned to Broadway in 1996 at the Richards Rodgers Theatre before moving the production to the Ambassador Theatre in 2003. Know More
Broadway Shows Screened at Ambassador Theatre in the Past
Apr 7, 2002 - Aug 11, 2002
Oct 4, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002
Mar 11, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Apr 9, 2000 - Jul 23, 2000
Sep 9, 1999 - Jan 9, 2000
Feb 4, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Apr 25, 1996 - Jan 10, 1999
Facilities Available at Ambassador Theatre
- Accessible Entrance
- Wheelchair Accessible Seats
- Unisex Accessible Bathrooms
- Water Fountain
- Coat Check
- Hearing Assistance
- Food Stalls
- The bathroom for the theater is in the basement, so do not wait around for taking your bathroom break during the intermission. You would not want to miss a part of the show during the bathroom break.
- The food stalls of the theater sell food and beverages at an exorbitant rate. Avoid purchasing food/drinks from here and opt for getting a bite at one of the restaurants near the theater.
- There are two steps after every row on the mezzanine level. If you have mobility issues, be careful about booking the seats on the mezzanine level.
- Go for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats if you need extra legroom. These seats also tend to sell out faster.
Getting To Ambassador Theatre
It’s fairly convenient to get to the Ambassador Theater given its location. If you plan to take the subway there are plenty of choices that you can choose from depending on your starting point. You can either ride the C or E train to 50th Street and 8th Avenue, 1,9 to 50th Street and Broadway or take the N, R train to 49th Street and 7th Avenue. Cabs can take you directly to the theater from any part of New York.
Parking Near Ambassador Theatre
Hotels Near Ambassador Theatre
Restaurants Near Ambassador Theatre
- Planet Hollywood: Get your fix of Hollywood memorabilia and good ol’ American fare in 1540, Broadway.
- Ellen’s Stardust Diner: Multi-level '50s-themed diner with singing servers & an extensive menu of American classics.
- Orso: A theatre district classic, Orso in 322, West 46th Street, brings gourmet Tuscan cuisine to New York with ample aplomb.
- Toloache: Modern Mexican dishes with a healthy helping of tradition served in a festive atmosphere.
- City Kitchen:This takeout joint serves the city’s best ramen in a straightforward, no-fuss manner, focusing on the quality of the food instead.