Ambassadors Theatre London

Ambassadors Theatre London

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre
Address: West Street, London, WC2H 9ND, United Kingdom
Nearest underground or train station: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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What's on at the Ambassadors Theatre?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Ambassadors Theatre?
Private Lives is a current production at the Ambassadors Theatre. The latest booking period for Private Lives at the Ambassadors Theatre started 31 August 2023 and runs until 25 November 2023. Tickets for Private Lives start at £25 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Ambassadors Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Ambassadors Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Trafalgar (more parking information).  For directions to the Ambassadors Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions
Is there a dress code at the Ambassadors Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Ambassadors Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Ambassadors Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Ambassadors Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Ambassadors Theatre?
Ambassadors Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7395 5405
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: N/A
Number of Wheelchair spaces: N/A
Sound amplification: Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: 1 step
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 26 down to Stalls, 5 up to Circle
Level access: N/A
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: N/A
How many seats are in the Ambassadors Theatre?
The Ambassadors Theatre has 425 seats.
Who owns the Ambassadors Theatre?

The Ambassadors Theatre is owned or operated by ATG

Ambassadors Theatre Facts

What date did the Ambassadors Theatre open?

5 June 1913

Who designed the Ambassadors Theatre?

W. G. R. Sprague

What was the first production at the Ambassadors Theatre?

Panthea by Monckton Hoffe

Other Ambassadors Theatre facts

Formerly called the New Ambassadors Theatre

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Theatre History

The Ambassadors Theatre was designed by famous theatre architect W. G. R. Sprague, who also designed the St Martin’s Theatre opposite.

The theatre opened in 1913 with a performance on Panthea by Monckton Hoffe.

In 1996, the Ambassadors Theatre was bought by the Ambassador Theatre Group, who renamed it The New Ambassadors; and in 2007, it was sold again, this time to Stephen Waley-Cohen who already owned St Martin’s Theatre, and he put the name back to the Ambassadors.

Ambassador Theatre Group, now called ATG, bought the theatre back from Waley-Cohen in 2018.

Famous performers and productions at the Ambassadors include Vivien Leigh, who made her West End debut at the theatre in The Mask of Virtue in 1935. It was during this show that Laurence Olivier first saw his future wife perform. Also, Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones starring Paul Robeson, and Spring Meeting in 1938 with Margaret Rutherford.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap started its famous West End run at the Ambassadors in 1952, before then moving to the St Martin’s Theatre in 1974, where it continues as the world’s longest-running stage play.

Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Ambassadors Theatre include:

My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)
Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial
One Woman Show
Mad House
The Shark is Broken
Kunene And The King
Ghost Stories
The Twilight Zone
Songs For Nobodies
All Or Nothing
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Secret Garden
Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure
The Night Before Christmas

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