Ambassador Theatre (1921) New York, NY | Playbill


The Ambassador opened in 1921 at 215 W. 49th Street, financed by the Shuberts. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the theatre’s auditorium is unique in its diagonal orientation, designed to optimize limited square footage. Since 2003, the Ambassador has housed the 1996 revival of Chicago and its bevy of stars.

  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 1080
  • Longest Running Show: As You Like It
  • Performances: 0
  • Stage Door: As you exit the 49th St. doors, the stage door is to your left. It is behind a set of metal gates.
  • Bathrooms: <p>Mezzanine level. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on orchestra level.</p> <p>Men's: Mezzanine level. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on orchestra level.</p>
  • Concessions: All levels.

Owner History

Jan 1, 1973 - "The Shubert Organization, Inc." Theatre Owner
Aug 4, 1945 - Jun 27, 1950 Joseph and Sam Siritzky Theatre Lessee
Nov 14, 1941 - May 14, 1942 Irving Maidman Theatre Lessee
Jan 1, 1924 - Oct 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
Feb 11, 1921 - Dec 31, 1924 Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.) Theatre Owner

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