When the Shubert brothers built the Ambassador Theatre in 1921, they had no idea that their stage would host the number-one longest-running musical in Broadway history! In 1996, the first performance of the musical sensation Chicago took place. Now, years later, you can still get your tickets for the stage sensation! The Ambassador Theatre’s history and award-winning musical are well worth the ticket price to a show. This theatre is still owned by the Shubert Organization, the oldest theatre company in America.
From its beginning, the Ambassador’s architecture caught the attention of its audience. The awkward lot boundaries required the auditorium to be constructed in a hexagonal shape. While the stage show is sure to be sensational, some people may feel a bit cramped in this legendary theatre. Disabled visitors may encounter challenges at the theatre, especially if mobility is a factor. Patrons with wheelchairs will want to enter at the theatre’s side, but notify the box office beforehand. Seating for wheelchairs is available in the orchestra; seating for the audience is also available in a second level, but no elevators exist to bypass the 38 steps. The theatre cannot assist anyone with ambulating about the property.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line or at the Ambassador Theatre’s box office which is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sunday from noon to 6 pm unless there is an evening show. No children younger than 4 are allowed; the musical Chicago is best for a mature audience, but recommended for those of at least 13 years of age. Ticket prices run between $49.50 and $203. Special standing room tickets are available for $26.50 at the box office on the day of the show, but they are only available when the seats have been sold out.