Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

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Little and luxurious

At first glance, this place might seem on the small side for a West End theatre: that’s because it was originally envisioned to be exclusively used by the “theatrical elite”, the sort of ritzy theatregoers who would dine at the legendary Ivy restaurant just across the road.

But you don’t need to have dollar bills pouring out your pockets to visit the Ambassadors Theatre anymore, and we promise you’ll certainly feel elite as you take your seat here.

Its humble size also gives this place a feeling of intimacy that you can’t find in most West End theatres (and it also means you won’t be stuck in a seat miles away from the stage!).

Yet this is still the West End after all, so the Ambassadors Theatre is far from tiny, and the seating plan still has room for almost 500 people.

Box office bangers

First opened in 1913, the theatre started things off in style by presenting shows like Deburau and The Mask of Virtue, which saw the first ever stage appearances of famous faces like Ivor Novello and Vivien Leigh.

It was also the venue for Britain’s longest running production: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which played here from 1952 until 1974 when it transferred next door to St Martin’s Theatre.

More recent productions have included award-winning musicals like Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as star-studded dramas like Love Song starring Cillian Murphy.

With a line-up of amazing shows like this, you’ll know you’re in safe hands when you take your seat in the Ambassadors Theatre, no matter what you’re there to see.

As cosy as it is grand, this theatre has been entertaining the people of London for over a hundred years - be sure to check out what’s on here today.

Kathy & Stella Solve A Murder!

It’s murder in the West End as two true crime podcast hosts are thrown into a murder mystery of their own in Kathy & Stella Solve A Murder!

Available to 14 September 2024

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F Scott Fitzgerald's award-winning novel is coming to life live in London's West End! Book tickets for one of the best theatre shows in London!

Available from 10 October 2024 to 15 February 2025
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London WC2H 9ND
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