Ambassador Theatre

Local nameAmbassador Theatre
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States

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 with a grid height of 54 feet 9 inches.

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.

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Opening hours

Box Office:

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 8 pm
Sun:12 pm - 6 pm

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +1 212 239 6200

Address 219 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019, USA

Coordinates 40°45'40.508" N -73°59'5.987" E

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