Ambassadors Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in London’s “Theatreland” – it only seats 195 people in the Dress Circle and 251 in the stalls. It was first opened in 1913 and was built to provide a more personal playhouse for smaller performances. It is a Grade II listed building.
Ambassadors Theatre was home to Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which showed from 1952 until 1974 before it moved to the larger venue next door at the St Martin’s Theatre. More recently it has shown The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler and Peter Hall’s production of Waiting for Godot. In 2014 Stomp is on, which is the percussion group from Brighton who use everyday items to create musical theatre.
Where is Ambassadors Theatre?
Ambassadors Theatre is on West Street in the West End of London. West Street runs between Shaftesbury Avenue and Monmouth Street / Upper St. Martin’s Lane. It is between Covent Garden and Soho.
Next door is The Ivy, one of London’s most famous restaurants. The Ivy has a good online booking form on its website and you can sit as late as 11pm, so ideal for a post-performance meal.
Tube and Bus
Leicester Square Underground is the closest tube station and Charing Cross is the closest mainline station. Buses 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176 all pass within a short walk.