The Ambassadors Theatre opened in 1913. Ivor Novello had his first stage performance here in 1921 and another notable production was The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, which played here from 1952 until 1973, and holds the record for Britain’s longest running production.
The Theatre was renamed the New Ambassadors in 1999 and went on to produce some unusual and niche works that are not usually seen in large West End venues. However, it has now returned to its original name and to staging more commercial productions, such as Stomp, a noisy and popular mix of dance, music and comedy where the performers use everyday objects, everything from bin lids to the kitchen sink, to bash out the rhythms.
The Ambassadors was designed to be an intimate theatre and it is actually one of the smallest in the West End, seating 195 in the Dress Circle and 251 in the Stalls. The building is air-conditioned and has 2 licensed bars. An induction loop necklace can be provided for visitors using hearing aids. Headsets are available for those who do not wear hearing aids but would benefit from additional sound amplification. Disabled access is limited. There are no spaces for wheelchair users in the auditorium, but there is transfer seating for 2 people in the Circle, which is up 5 steps. There are no adapted toilets.
The nearest tube is Leicester Square (250m). Parking can be found in the Westminster City Council Car Park at St Martin’s Lane and Bedfordbury.
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