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 1973 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre.
Due to spatial restriction within the theatre, we have no step free access. 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.
There is an infrared system working throughout the auditorium with both loop and conventional headsets. Headsets must be booked in advance and a deposit is required. Upon arrival, please speak to a member of staff to receive your headset.
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.
There is no adapted toilet in the venue however patrons can use one at St Martins Theatre which is approximately 10 paces from The Ambassadors & step-free.
Please note there is one step to access the Box Office.