Venue InformationAmbassadors 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
Ambassadors Theatre Directions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Access phone number: 020 7395 5405
Access email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Ambassadors Theatre News
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.
Past shows that have played at the Ambassadors Theatre include:Rose
My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)
Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial
One Woman Show
The Shark is Broken
Kunene And The King
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