Ambassadors Theatre

 
 
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West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9ND 
 
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Ambassadors TheatreFrom the outside, it appears impossible that an entire West End theatre could be fitted into this two-storey Soho corner. The Ambassadors is among the most notable achievements of the great theatrical architect W.G.R. Sprague; not only is there a medium-sized auditorium, cheerfully over-decorated, but the whole Louis XVI interior feels spacious and airy. When Agatha Christie adapted her own short Three Blind Mice for the stage, she could not have anticipated the impact that this clever little whodunnit would have. As The Mousetrap, it opened at the theatre, then called the New Ambassadors, in 1952. It played here for more than two decades before transferring to St Martin's Theatre, where it continues to break all records for the longest-running play of all time. Aside from this single monumental hit, the Ambassadors has focused, with considerable success, on high quality drama.

 

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Selfie: National Youth TheatreSelfie: National Youth TheatreA radical re-telling of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.23rd September 2014Wednesday 12th November 2014 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H 9ND
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Selfie: National Youth Theatre
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  17th September to 12th November 2014 - 7.30pm
A radical re-telling of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
Private Peaceful: National Youth TheatrePrivate Peaceful: National Youth TheatreSimon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's compelling novel.23rd September 2014Friday 21st November 2014 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H 9ND
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Private Peaceful: National Youth Theatre
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  23rd September to 21st November 2014
Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's compelling novel.
Macbeth: National Youth TheatreMacbeth: National Youth TheatreAn abridged version of Shakespeare's bloody tale of ambition and paranoia, directed Ed Hughes.24th September 2014Wednesday 26th November 2014 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H 9ND
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Macbeth: National Youth Theatre
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  19th September to 26th November 2014 - 2.30pm
An abridged version of Shakespeare's bloody tale of ambition and paranoia, directed Ed Hughes.
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Ambassadors Theatre

Near Ambassadors Theatre
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £93  36% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
45 Dean Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £175  23% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Ambassadors Theatre

Nearest to Ambassadors Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Ambassadors Theatre

Near Ambassadors Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has played ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Ambassadors Theatre

Near Ambassadors Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 5 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 9 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Ambassadors Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Ambassadors Theatre
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Ambassadors Theatre

The best shops and markets near Ambassadors Theatre
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Poste Mistress
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Poste Mistress is the designer off-shoot of high street shoe shop Office. Its unique collection, only available here and at Harvey Nichols, features designers such as ... More
 
 
 
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The Wild Bunch
London > Shopping > Florists
17 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Shrouded deep within the meandering warren of streets that criss-cross Covent Garden, Wild Bunch adds a welcome burst of colour to London's grey urban terrain. With ... More
 
 
 
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Adidas Originals Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Adidas's flagship Originals store is just a few seconds stroll from the Seven Dials in Covent Garden(and just around the corner from LondonTown.com towers!) Gleaming and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Ambassadors Theatre

What are the best dining options near Ambassadors Theatre London?
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The Ivy
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
The Ivy takes centre stage as one of the most famous restaurants in the world, almost as well known for its theatrical associations as for its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Monsier Robuchon retired at the top of his game after being voted the chef of the century in 1990, but returned in the late 90s to ... More
 
 
 
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Souk Bazaar
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, , Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
North African cuisine. Booking essential. Separate room for parties. Occasional live entertainment. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Ambassadors Theatre

Near Ambassadors Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Ambassadors Theatre

The best pubs near London Ambassadors Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Ambassadors Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Ambassadors Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

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Open Mic Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

The Spice Of Life 2 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

An open stage for aspiring singer-songwriters and performers....More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

St Martin's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
Hard Core Salsa
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

Salsa! 2 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

DJ Mario and DJ Julian play mambo and salsa, plus dance lessons....More

My Night With Reg
My Night With Reg
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

For the 20th anniversary of Kevin Elyot's Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning comedy, My Night With Reg, rising star Robert ...More

 
Monday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

Ku Bar 2 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

Resident DJ Alejandro spins the music to get your Monday on track after that first day back to work syndrome....More

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
Theatre | Until 25th October 2014 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

Tom Bateman plays the role of Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps in the stage version ...More

 
I Love Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th October 2014 

Moonlighting 3 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

DJ Victor and guests provide disco, dance, funky house, R&B and reggae....More

King Charles III
King Charles III
Theatre | Until 31st January 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

Charles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting in King ...More

 
Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon
Theatre | Until 25th October 2014 

Prince Edward Theatre 3 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward ...More

 
Funny Women Awards Final 2014
Comedy | On 22nd September 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from Ambassadors Theatre

Thirteen new acts compete in front of a panel of industry judges to win the talent contest....More

 
 
 
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