Ambassador Theatre

Ambassador Theatre

219 W. 49th St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
Ambassador Theatre 1980
New Ambassador Theatre 1980
Ambassador Theatre 1921


  • History:

    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.

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  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 1120


Dates Name Title
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
Oct. 20, 1931 - 1973 Theatre Owner
1924 - Oct. 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
Feb. 11, 1921 - 1924 Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.) Theatre Owner

Currently at This Theatre

Playbill Cover - Chicago


Opened: 2003-01-29

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