Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London WC2H 9ND

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Leicester Square

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Charing Cross

THE AMBASSADORS THEATRE, LONDON

The Ambassadors Theatre: History

The Ambassadors Theatre London, and the St Martin's Theatre were conceived by their architect, W.G.R. Sprague, as companions, born at the same time in 1913, but World War I interrupted the construction of the latter for three years. The Ambassadors was built with the intention of being an intimate, smaller theatre and is situated opposite the renowned restaurant The Ivy, favourite haunt of the theatrical elite.

The auditorium is decorated in an elegant Louis XVI style and the horseshoe shaped single balcony is only a few steps up from ground level, while the stalls are built underground. Charles B Cochran recognised the Ambassadors lent itself perfectly to intimate revue and a period of sophisticated 'miniature revues' were performed at the Ambassadors at the beginning of the First World War.

The world's longest running and most famous play, The Mousetrap, started its run at The Ambassadors Theater, with Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, who were the first of generations of casts to perform in what has become a seemingly permanent tourist attraction. Since The Mousetrap, The Ambassadors has enjoyed numerous other successes, including the Royal Shakespeare's hit production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in the 80s.

ATG took over The Ambassadors and it became the home for new writing. In 2007, it was announced that ATG had sold the venue to Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, who began an extensive programme of refurbishments.

 

Recent Productions at The Ambassadors Theatre:

Stones in his Pockets (21 July 2003 - 1 May 2004) by Marie Jones

The Shape of Things (17 May 2004 - 12 June 2005) by Neil LaBute

 Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom (23 June 2004 - 4 September 2004) by Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo

Sweeney Todd (13 October 2004 - 5 February 2005) by Stephen Sondheim

 Ying Tong: A Walk with The Goons (14 February 2005 - 19 March 2005) by Roy Smiles

 Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (19 April 2005 - 18 June 2005) by Frank McGuinness

 Telstar (24 June 2005 - 10 September 2005) by Nick Moran and James Hick

 Journey's End (22 September 2005 - 28 January 2006) by R.C. Sherriff

 Hamlet (20 February 2006 - 22 April 2006) by William

Shakespeare, starring Ed Stoppard and Anita Dobson

 On the Third Day (22 June 2006 - 29 July 2006) by Kate Betts

 Waiting for Godot (September 2006 - November 2006) by Samuel Beckett

 Love Song (24 November 2006 - 24 February 2007) by John Kolvenbach

 Whipping it Up (22 February 2007 - 16 June 2007) by Steve Thompson, starring Richard Wilson and Robert Bathurst

 Little Shop of Horrors (29 June 2007 - 8 September 2007) by Alan Menken, starring Sheridan Smith and Alistair McGowan

Stomp (4 October 2007 - 7 January 2018) by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell

The Ambassadors Theatre current production:

Pressure (6 June 2018- ) by David Haig

 

 

 

 

Ambassadors Theatre Seating Plan

The Enfield Haunting is the current production at Ambassadors Theatre. The latest booking period for The Enfield Haunting at Ambassadors Theatre started 02/12/2023 19:30:00 and runs until 02/03/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for The Enfield Haunting start at £55 and are available to book now.

Harry Clarke is the current production at Ambassadors Theatre. The upcoming booking period for Harry Clarke at Ambassadors Theatre starts 09/03/2024 19:30:00 and runs until 11/05/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for Harry Clarke start at £43 and are available to book now.

Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder! is the current production at Ambassadors Theatre. The upcoming booking period for Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder! at Ambassadors Theatre starts 25/05/2024 19:30:00 and runs until 14/09/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder! start at £25 and are available to book now.

Ambassadors Theatre is located in London. The full address is Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND.

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Cock

Jonathan Bailey and Joel Harper-Jackson star in Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp play

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Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial

It is the trial that gripped the nation - Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie trial!

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Foxfinder

Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon stars with Poldark's Heida Reed in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s award-winning thriller.

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Rose

Maureen Lipman comes to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre in Rose for an extremely limited run.

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One Woman Show

One Woman Show from Liz Kingsman puts its own brilliant twist on the one-person show genre!

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Pressure

Written by and starring the Olivier Award winning actor David Haig.

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The Shark is Broken

Behind the scenes secrets of Jaws live on stage

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The Shape of Things

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Little Shop of Horrors

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Sweeney Todd

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Stones in His Pockets

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Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, The

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Little Charley Bear and his Christmas Adventure

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Stones in His Pockets

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NYT: Consensual

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Shape Of Things

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NYT: Pigeon English

An extremely intense staging of an extremely intense story, "Asweh."

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Ying Tong

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NYT: Wuthering Heights

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NYT: Jekyll & Hyde

Everyone has another face they hide behind…

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Plays The Thing: On The Third Day

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Be Bop A Lula!

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The Night Before Christmas

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NYT: The Merchant Of Venice

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NYT: Tory Boyz

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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NYT: Macbeth

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NYT: Prince Of Denmark

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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Santa Claus And The Christmas Adventure

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NYT: Romeo and Juliet

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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Whipping It Up

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NYT: Prince of Denmark/Romeo & Juliet

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The Confessions of Gordon Brown

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

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Bomb-itty of Errors

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Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

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Christmas with Elvis

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Guantanamo

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Hamlet

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NYT: Selfie

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Telstar

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Love Song

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Stomp

Everything, literally everything, can be a musical instrument for Stomp performers!

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The Only Way Is Downton

‘A fine impressionist, giving a splendid display of Downtonry.' Stephen Fry

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

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Beginning

Catch this amazing transfer before Beginning ends its run.

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Switzerland

Don't miss tickets for Switzerland, a chilling tale which turns into a tense psychological thriller.

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Mindgame

A mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz.

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Mad House

David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this dark and funny new play

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My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do

Rob Madge brings their award winning show back to London!

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Kunene and the King

Anthony Sher and John Kani star in Kunene and the King in London

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Baby Reindeer

Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer comes to the Ambassador's Theatre for 1 month only

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Private Lives

Noel Coward's classic comedy starring Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers

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Ghost Stories

The truly terrifying Ghost Stories returns to London!

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Songs For Nobodies

BOOK NOW for a ‘spellbinding solo performance’

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 is back in London with affordable tickets now on sale.