The Ambassador Theatre marquis lit up at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

Ambassador Theatre


The Ambassador Theatre was opened in 1921 by the Shuberts. It is uniquely designed diagonally to fit a maximum number of patrons.

The theater was sold in 1935, and used as a movie theater and a TV studio for 20 years. In 1956 the Shuberts bought the theater back, and it has since remained a legitimate theater under the organization’s ownership.

Now Playing:



Oct 23, 1996 - Feb 2, 2025



219 W 49th St
New York, NY, 10036

Cross Streets: Broadway & W 49th St

Amenities and Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible restrooms located on the Orchestra level
No elevator or escalator
Two steps into the theatre from the street
Designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the Orchestra section
Water fountains available in the ticket lobby and on the mezzanine level
Assisted Listening Devices available upon request
Wheelchair accessible restroom