Ambassadors Theatre

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 Details

West St, London WC2H 9ND
Contact Numbers
Telephone Booking*
Group Bookings**
Access Bookings***
*Calls charged at standard geographic rates and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as calls to 01 and 02 numbers.**Calls charged at local rate.***(Calls charged at local rate)
Opening Hours
Mon
Closed
Tue, Wed and Fri
18:00 - 19:45
Thu and Sat
13:00 - 19:45
Sun
14:00 - 15:45
Closed for advance bookings 18:30 onwards. Please note that there is no step free access to the box office.

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Getting Here

By car
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit. It’s easy to book in advance at https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/atg/
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit. It’s easy to book in advance at https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/atg/
By train
Charing Cross Station is about 5 minutes from the theatre
Charing Cross Station is about 5 minutes from the theatre
By bus
Number 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, or 176
Number 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, or 176

Access

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.

Further Information and Questions - Details of company-wide Access Services are available in our Access Section. Any other questions please see our FAQ’s.