Opened in 1913 the Ambassador’s Theatre features a rich history of long running shows that began with the introduction of a new genre of entertainment all the way from Paris known as the ‘intimate review’.
Today the Ambassador’s Theatre is known as a small yet perfectly formed and particularly intimate venue which has been home to many a long running show, including Britain’s longest running production of The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, which opened on 25th November 1952, until 1973 where it moved onto the larger stage of St Martin's Theatre. Since then the theatre has featured a wide range of critically acclaimed productions.
Past and present productions at The Ambassador’s Theatre
The Ambassador’s Theatre is currently showing Stomp , an international smash hit production created by an all percussion group that uses everyday items as their instruments blended with dance and theatrical performance.
Previous productions within the Ambassador Theatre’s history that are more than worth a mention include
- Les Liasions Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton with Alan Rickman.
- The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
- Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill
- Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd
- The Play's the Thing
- Whipping It Up
- The Little Shop of Horrors
What’s the best way to reach the theatre?
Leicester Square Underground is the closest tube station to the Ambassadors Theatre and will take you within half a mile of the theatre.
Each of the following busses will take you within minutes walking distance of West Street: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, and 176.
Bike: There are two Santander bike docking stations within ten minutes’ walk of the Ambassadors Theatre located on Moor Street, Soho and Frith Street, Soho.
Where are the best places to eat near West Street?
The Ivy, 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ
This is one restaurant that needs little instruction and serves as a real luxurious treat for those who are looking to indulge in all of the finer things that London has to offer.
Souk Restaurant & Bazaar, 27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, London WC2H 9NJ
This trendy North African cuisine restaurant features a particularly relaxed atmosphere with plenty of private booths for dining on a more intimate level in surroundings of exotic lanterns, shishas and rich fabrics.
Cantina Laredo, 10 Upper ST. Martin's Lane, St Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB
Cantina Laredo serves up wonderfully flavourful Mexican food within sleek surroundings.
I want to make a weekend of it, where can I stay?
The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD
St Martins Lane: A Morgans Original, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4HX
The super sophisticated St Martins Lane is nothing short of uber trendy and comes with serious boutique hotel designer credentials.
The Shaftesbury Premier London, Piccadilly 5-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6EX
This state of the art hotel is known not least for its focus on all things luxurious, but also through friendly, welcoming staff who are available right around the clock.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HD
Situated right in the middle of Covent Gardens this sumptuous hotel simply oozes luxury, sophistication and charm (as is to be expected given that it has just undergone a £15 million makeover).
What nearby sights and attractions should I also visit?
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
The legendary Courtauld Gallery makes for a must visit venue for those who are seeking culture and immersive, impressionist art in equal measures.
Mirandus Tours, 7 Richmond Avenue, London SW20 8LA
Mirandus Tours provide a wide range of private bus top tours of London with each customised to the sights and attraction that you want to see and experience.
Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, London WC2H
Neal's Yard is a hustling bustling hub of shopping activity where streets are lined with buildings of every colour and each corner reveals a fresh new boutique shop.