The Ambassadors Theatre opened on 5th June 1913. The theatre presented Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones starring Paul Robeson, The Mask of Virtue in 1935 which saw the West End stage debut of a 22 year old Vivien Leigh and Spring Meeting in 1938 with Margaret Rutherford.
Britain's longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25th November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1974 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre.
Contact Us - Please see our Access Contact Us page for details
Booking Information - Join our Access Membership Scheme to enable online booking for accessible seats, register for any available Access concessions and, for certain customers, reserve Personal Assistant tickets. Details on how to book Access tickets online are on our Booking With ATG Access Membership page.
Step Free Access and Wheelchairs
Due to spatial restrictions within the theatre, we have no step free access and there is no lift. There is one step to access the box office. Patrons need to be able to transfer from a wheelchair and climb 5 steps up from the foyer in the Circle. Our staff are always available to provide assistance and will store the wheelchair in the foyer during the performance, however for safety reasons they will not be permitted to lift patrons.
Please note there is one step to access the Box Office.
Accessible Toilets - There is no adapted toilet in the venue.
Access Performances - All upcoming Audio Described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances are listed on our Assisted Performances page.
Visual Impairment Services - Information about our venue’s audio description, touch tours and other visual services can be found on our Visual Impairment Services page.
Hearing Impairment Services - Information about our venue’s hearing enhancement systems, signed performances and other hearing services can be found on our Hearing Impairment Services page. There is an infrared system working throughout the auditorium with both loop and conventional headsets. Please email the Box Office directly at [email protected] to ensure you are sitting in the best seats for infrared reception and to reserve a headset in advance.
Assistance Dogs - Assistance Dogs are permitted in the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.
Useful Links - For any resources such as Visual Storys, Symbol Resources or links to our Euan's Guide pages, please see our Additional Resources.