The Grade II listed Ambassadors Theatre opened in June 1913 and was designed by W G R Sprague as an intimate, smaller theatre. It was originally intended to be one of a pair with the adjacent St Martin's Theatre, but the outbreak of World War I delayed the opening of St Martin's until 1916.
The auditorium is decorated in an elegant Louis XVI style and the horseshoe shaped single balcony is only a few steps up from ground level, while the stalls are built underground.
In 1996, the theatre was acquired by the Ambassador Theatre Group who renamed it the New Ambassadors Theatre. In April 2007, it was announced that the venue had been sold to Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, owner of St Martin's Theatre and Victoria Palace, who immediately renamed it The Ambassadors as it once was.
Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176