On this day in… 1913

The Ambassadors  Theatre opened in London

QUICK FACTS

  • Theatre opened: 5 June 1913
  • Designed by: W. G. R. Sprague
  • First production: Panthea by Monckton Hoffe
  • Current show: STOMP
  • Number of seats: 425
  • Other info: Formerly called the New Ambassadors Theatre
  • Future: Cameron Mackintosh’s Delfont Mackintosh Theatres plan to take over the theatre in 2015 and redevelop it into a non-Proscenium space to receive off-West End and out-of-London productions. They plan to rename the theatre the Sondheim Theatre (more on this)

 

Façade of the Ambassadors Theatre, © Not specified, Image courtesy of the Theatres Trust (www.theatrestrust.org.uk)

Façade of the Ambassadors Theatre, © Not specified, Image courtesy of the Theatres Trust (www.theatrestrust.org.uk)