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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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The MousetrapThe MousetrapLong-running adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery replete with a legendary twist, in which nothing is quite what it seems as Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm, determined to unmask one of the guests as a killer. Directed by Ian Talbot, The Mousetrap reopens in the West End with alternating star casts2021-05-18T19:30:00+01002021-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 9 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 10 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 11 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Ambassadors Theatre

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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems ... 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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Andy Parsons: Healing The Nation
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 16th April 2021 - 7pm
Ambassadors Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
The stand-up offers his satirical take on Brexit and Covid-19 and how he was forced to re-write his new show multiple times....More
 
 
 
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Gary Meikle: Surreal
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 1st May 2021 - 7pm
Ambassadors Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Scottish comedy award winner and viral sensation recounts the past 12 months from performing in comedy clubs to selling out theatres worldwide....More
 
 
 
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Hairspray
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 28th August 2021 - Various Times
Ambassadors Theatre, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
The feel-good musical set in 1960s Baltimore follows Tracy Turnblad and her big hair as she embarks on a mission to dance her way onto national ...More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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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 >
Soho, London 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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Pierre Hermé Paris
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Celebrated chef patissier Pierre Hermé, known as the 'Picasso of Pastry', opened his third London boutique in late 2014, located on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. ... More
 
 
 
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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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The Ivy
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-5 West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
The Ivy emerged from an extensive refurbishment in 2015 with more natural day light, a dining bar for twenty, and the features that made it ... 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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Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
London > Restaurants >
1 Cambridge Circus, WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
Shake Shack , the modern day 'roadside' burger stand which started out in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, continues its expansion in London with ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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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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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Ambassadors Theatre
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Swift
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Old Compton Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Ambassadors Theatre
This little gem in the middle of Soho serves first class cocktails on two beautifully decorated floors. Book in for the dark and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London 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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