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Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND GB

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Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre

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The original production of Ghost Stories enjoyed a long run of transfers and successes from 2010 onwards, proving a smash hit in the West End. Now it's back, brought to the stage by the same creative team that scared audiences so effectively the first time around. This is genuinely disturbing stuff, with a genuine age restriction that matters, so think first before you book tickets... are you brave enough for Ghost Stories?
  • Booking until: Saturday, 4 January 2020
  • Running time: 90 Minutes
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Kunene and the King

Ambassadors Theatre

Tickets from £29.80
Did racism really end in South Africa when Apartheid died? This extraordinary piece of theatre has been specially created to mark the 25 years of change the country has seen since it broke free from one of the most appalling systems created by modern mankind. When two men from two different walks of life collide, what happens? Come and see. And prepare to be disturbed.
  • Booking from: Friday, 24 January 2020
    Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 1 Hour and 36 Minutes
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Ambassadors Theatre Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets

Ambassadors Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Leicester Square
  • Covent Garden
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
Day buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night buses
  • (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Ambassadors Theatre history

From the outside

Built as a small, intimate theatre, the Ambassadors,is an attractive little place that’s partially underground, with plain white walls, fancy engravings and the occasional painted coat of arms. The overall effect is understated and unusually elegant.

Ambassadors Theatre architecture and history

Designed by W G R Sprague, who designed a host of beautiful West End Theatres including St Martin's and Covent Garden’s Aldwych Theatre, the Ambassadors Theatre was built by Kingerlee and Sons of Oxford. Like many theatres of the time, the Ambassadors was built as one of a matching pair, St Martin’ being its other half. Their construction was interrupted by the First World War, and the Ambassadors, finished after the war, is significantly less high than St Martin’s.

The Ambassadors Theatre opened with a show called Panthea in 1913, a disaster of a show that closed after just fifteen nights. But its luck soon improved. Originally intended as avenue for small, intimate shows and revues, a few years later it was lucky enough to house debuts by massive stars Ivor Novello, who played in Deburau in 1921, and Vivien Leigh of Gone With the Wind silver screen fame. Most famously, it was the venue where Agatha Christie’s The Mousatrap, the West End’s longest running show, played for twenty two years before transferring next door to St Martin’s in March 1974.

Since The Mousetrap transferred, the Ambassadors Theatre has staged all sorts of interesting and exciting hits including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, with Alan Rickman, as well as smash hits Sweeney Todd and The Vagina Monologues.

In 1996 the Ambassadors enjoyed a complete refit to create two separate theatres, with the Royal Court Theatre upstairs. It reverted back to one theatre in 1999 when the Royal Court company left, and was called the New Ambassadors between 1999 and 2007, after a private buyer took over. It finally reverted to The Ambassadors in 2007.

Stomp the musical has played there since 2007. And Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood played a one-night gig at the Ambassadors in 2010.

Past shows at the Ambassadors Theatre

Since 1999 the Ambassadors has shown Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill, Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall, Krapp's Last Tape Al Murray the Pub Landlord, Marie Jones' Stones In His Pockets and The Watermill Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd. Recently it has been home to Love Song by John Kolvenbach, Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson and the Menier Chocolate Factory's version of the massive hit, Little Shop of Horrors.

Ambassadors Theatre access

The Ambassadors Theatre provides an infrared system. Both guide dogs and hearing dogs are allowed in the auditorium, or staff will gladly dog-sit for you if you prefer. There are serious spatial restrictions because of the theatre’s design, so they can only accommodate wheelchair transfers.

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