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Ambassadors Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared

Toilets:

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.

Wheelchairs:

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.

Access from Street to Foyer:

1 stair

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

26 to Stalls, 5 to circle.

Level Access:

N/A

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:

N/A

Contact

Contact the venue:

020 7395 5405

Your Visit

Security Information:

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.

Bar:

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

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

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 there 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 welcomed a variety of shows. One of the most notable was the RSC’s hit production of Les Liasions Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, which starred the late great Alan Rickman. In 1996 the theatre was transformed into two studio spaces to accommodate the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, which was resident until 1999. After its successful residence, the theatre was converted back to its original design and renamed the New Ambassadors Theatre.

The theatre has hosted various productions including Kate Betts’ On The Third Day, which went on to fame in the Channel 4 programme The Play’s The Thing, as well as the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Little Shop Of Horrors and Love Song, the latter of which starred Cillian Murphy.

The theatre is currently owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.