Under the Shuberts' management, the Herbert Krapp-designed Ambassador Theatre debuted on February 11, 1921, with a performance of the musical The Rose Girl. In 1935, the Shubert family sold the company, and the DuMont Television Network co-owned the newly founded NBC film and television studio. At this time, it was referred to as the Ambassador Tele-Theater. When the Shuberts took back ownership in 1956, they reopened it as the Broadway Theatre that it is today. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission granted the Ambassador Theatre Landmark Status in 1987.

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  • The Ambassador Theatre, boasting a seating capacity of 1093, allocates 584 seats to the Orchestra, 264 to the Front Mezzanine, and 245 to the Rear Mezzanine. In the Orchestra section, divided into left, center, and right subsections, the center offers prime views, particularly in the front rows (AA-B) and middle seats (105-109). Pricing mirrors the view quality, with front-row seats being the priceiest and the last row the most economical. The left and right Orchestra sections are similar in viewing angles, with closer seats to the center being preferable.
  • The Front Mezzanine, with 264 seats divided into left and right subsections, provides a consistently good view, especially in the first few rows. The last few rows may be skipped for those on a budget. Opting for corner Front Mezzanine seats over corner Orchestra seats can be a wallet-friendly choice for Chicago The Musical.
  • The Rear Mezzanine, the smallest section, is divided into four subsections. Most seats, excluding the first few rows, offer an average view, explaining their relatively lower prices. For those on a tight budget or less concerned about stage views, any seat in the Mezzanine or the standing-row seating section is a viable option.

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  • Address:  219 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Subway: For those utilizing the subway, the nearest station to the Ambassador Theatre is 49th Street, served by lines such as N, R, and W. The theater is a one-minute walk from this subway station.
  • Bus: Various bus options are available for those opting for public transportation. Buses, including the M7, M20, and M104, stop a short walk away at West 50th Street and 7th Avenue. Once disembarking from the bus, it's a convenient two-minute stroll to the theater via 7th Avenue.

Frequently asked questions about Ambassador Theatre

How old is the Ambassador Theatre in New York?

The venue is over 100 years old, having opened its doors in 1921.

When was the Ambassador Theatre built?

The theater was built in 1921.

What is the address of the Ambassador Theatre?

The address of the theater is 219 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States.

What is the seating capacity of Ambassador Theatre?

The seating capacity at this venue is 1,093.

Is there a dress code for Ambassador Theatre?

While theaters historically required formal wear, this venue has embraced a more relaxed approach, allowing entry in anything from your favorite casual outfit to a fully decked-out suit.

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