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Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
444 people


The Ambassadors Theatre opened in 1913. It was built as a companion to St Martin’s Theatre, with the intention of housing smaller productions in a more intimate venue.

The inaugural play Panthea lasted just 15 nights. Early plays included Deburau starring Ivor Novello, and Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones. The Mousetrap* premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 Nov. 1952, and later moved to St. Martin's Theatre in 1974.

Recent shows include a decade-long run of Stomp, as well as star-studded plays.

Ambassadors Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has two levels – Stalls and Dress Circle. It is an intimate theatre.

In the Stalls, the rake of the seating becomes obvious from Row E and is quite a sharp rake, but the last two rows are set lower than those in front. The overhang of the Dress Circle affects the view from Row M.

The Dress Circle is not affected by an overhang, but the legroom on this level is not ideal.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Ambassadors TheatreWest Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Get directions
Nearest tubeLeicester Square

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneYes

Current and upcoming productions at Ambassadors Theatre

The Enfield Haunting

30 November 2023 - 2 March 2024

Past productions at Ambassadors Theatre

Private Lives

31 August 2023 - 25 November 2023