Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London WC2H 9ND

Ambassadors Theatre Safety Policy

Health & safety measures
  • All staff wearing masks
  • All visitors asked to wear masks
  • Regular visible cleaning of all touchable surfaces before and after performances
  • Paperless or print at home tickets
  • Availability of hand sanitiser
Visitor measures
  • Theatres displaying special safety certificate
  • Cash free venue - contactless payments only

Getting here

Closest Tube Station

Leicester Square

Closest Train Station

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
Mad House is the current production at Ambassadors Theatre. The upcoming booking period for Mad House at Ambassadors Theatre starts 15/06/2022 19:30:00 and runs until 04/09/2022 15:30:00. Tickets for Mad House start at £30 and are available to [book now](/booking/mad-house-tickets/05-2022). Cock is the current production at Ambassadors Theatre. The latest booking period for Cock at Ambassadors Theatre started 23/03/2022 20:00:00 and runs until 04/06/2022 15:00:00. Tickets for Cock start at £102 and are available to [book now](/booking/cock-tickets/05-2022).
Ambassadors Theatre is located in London. The full address is Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND.

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Little Shop of Horrors

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Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

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NYT: The Merchant Of Venice

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Stones in His Pockets

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Ying Tong

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Kunene and the King

4.868 reviews

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

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NYT: Romeo and Juliet

2.01 reviews

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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Be Bop A Lula!

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Bomb-itty of Errors

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The Shape of Things

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The Only Way Is Downton

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

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NYT: Macbeth

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NYT: Pigeon English

4.01 reviews

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

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Shape Of Things

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Pressure

4.875 reviews

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

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Love Song

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Stones in His Pockets

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NYT: Wuthering Heights

5.01 reviews

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

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NYT: Prince Of Denmark

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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Telstar

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NYT: Prince of Denmark/Romeo & Juliet

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Stomp

4.8101 reviews

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

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Christmas with Elvis

2.52 reviews

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NYT: Tory Boyz

The National Youth Theatre at The Ambassadors Theatre.

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The Night Before Christmas

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NYT: Consensual

5.01 reviews

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NYT: Jekyll & Hyde

4.52 reviews

Everyone has another face they hide behind…

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NYT: Selfie

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Baby Reindeer

4.822 reviews

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

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Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, The

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Whipping It Up

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Mindgame

4.33 reviews

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

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Foxfinder

4.026 reviews

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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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4

4.686 reviews

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

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Santa Claus And The Christmas Adventure

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Plays The Thing: On The Third Day

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Little Charley Bear and his Christmas Adventure

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Hamlet

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The Confessions of Gordon Brown

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Sweeney Todd

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Guantanamo

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Ghost Stories

4.3198 reviews

The truly terrifying Ghost Stories returns to London!

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Switzerland

4.259 reviews

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

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Beginning

4.331 reviews

Catch this amazing transfer before Beginning ends its run.

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Songs For Nobodies

4.772 reviews

BOOK NOW for a ‘spellbinding solo performance’

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The Shark is Broken

Behind the scenes secrets of Jaws live on stage