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Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND

Covent Garden, Seven Dials & Holborn Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Leicester Square (250m uphill)

National Rail

Charing Cross (650m)

London Buses

14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

The Ambassadors Theatre was designed by W G R Sprague who designed many West End Theatres including the St Martin’s situated next door.

The theatre opened on 5 June 1913 with a production of Panthea, a play by Monckton Hoffe which ran for only 15 nights. Britain’s longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25 November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1973 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin’s Theatre. The stalls bar of the Ambassadors currently displays a commemorative statuette, which was presented to the theatre by Agatha Christie to celebrate the play’s record breaking run.

Following The Mousetrap the theatre saw a variety of shows, the most notable at this time was the RSC’s hit production of Les Liasions Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton with Alan Rickman. In 1996 the theatre was transformed into two studio spaces to accommodate the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs who were resident until 1999. After their successful residence the theatre was converted back to its original design and renamed The New Ambassadors Theatre.

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2 licensed bars. Stalls bar at back of Stalls, no seats. Dress Circle bar up 11 steps with moveable seats.


Light snacks available


Female toilets are located both 19 steps down the stairs to the stalls, and also up 26 steps from the foyer. Male toilets are up a flight of 8 steps from the foyer, and 26 steps down on the stalls level. There is no adapted toilet.

Guide Dogs Policy

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.


Due to spatial restriction within the theatre, only wheelchair transfers can be accomodated. Patrons need to be able to transfer to one of the seats which have armrests. Staff are always available to provide assistance and will store the wheelchair in the foyer during the performance, however they will not be permitted to lift patrons.

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared

Access from Street to Foyer

1 stair

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

26 to Stalls, 5 to circle.

Level Access


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available


Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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