Ambassador Theatre, New York City

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The Ambassador Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 219 West 49th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp for the Shuberts, the structure is noteworthy in that it is situated diagonally on its site to fit the maximum number of seats possible. Its external appearance, indistinguishable from many other Broadway houses, does not hint at the unusual layout within. The building has been designated a New York City landmark. The theatre's proscenium opening is 44 feet 11 inches (13.69 m) with a grid height of 54 feet 9 inches (16.69 m).

The theatre opened on February 11, 1921, with the musical The Rose Girl. The Shuberts sold the property in 1935, and for the next two decades it was used as a movie theater and television studio for NBC and later the DuMont Television Network, when it was known as the Ambassador Tele-Theatre. In 1956, the Shuberts assumed ownership again and returned it to strictly legitimate use.
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  • CHICAGO is an excellent show, all sleazy fun with great choreography. Highly recommended! Even better, the theater manager noticed that I was blind and had a mezzanine ticket. She asked us to wait a....  more »
  • Ambassador theatre is a beautiful historic theatre. Despite its historic look the seats were spacious and decently comfortable. Chicago was for me lackluster. I love the show and this show just...  more »
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  • Saw Chicago. Nice theatre, not to big so easy to see stage. Good sound, lights and seats. they could use an extra woman's bathroom and it would be nice not to pay 4$ for a pack of halls.
  • Amazing theatre! Great view from almost every seat. It seems small but it fits many people well. The staff was kind and friendly. The show was amazing too. An amazing place to see a Broadway show.

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