Ambassador Theatre History
The theatre was built in 1919. It is one of the few theatres situated diagonally to the street in order to take advantage of limited real estate. From 1935 to 1955 it served as a movie theatre and television studio, but returned to legitimate stage performance use when The Diary of Anne Frank transferred from the Cort Theatre.
The original production of Godspell played its Broadway run here, Gregory Hines wowed audiences in Eubie, and Rosemary Harris won a Tony for The Lion in Winter. Recently, it’s been home to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Topdog/Underdog, and currently, Chicago.
Address & Map
The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 West 49th Street New York, NY 10036
Box Office Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM.*
*Until curtain when there is an evening performance.
1 to 50th Street & Broadway
C/E to 50th Street
N/Q/R to 49th Street
There are two steps into the theatre from the main entrance, but no steps at the side entrance. Seating is accessible in all parts of the Orchestra without steps. The Mezzanine is located up two flights of stairs (38 steps). There is a wheelchair accessible restroom on the main level. An assisted listening system is available.