Ambassador Theatre

Built in 1919, this is one of the few theatres situated diagonally to the street in order to take advantage of limited real estate. Between 1935 and 1955, it served as a movie theatre and television studio, but returned to legitimate 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," and "Topdog/Underdog."

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.

mass transport:
1 to 50th Street & Broadway
C/E to 50th Street
N/Q/R to 49th Street

(Parking)(Parking Coupon)

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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.