Ambassadors Theatre Seating Plan – seating includes Stalls and Circle. NOTE: The seating plan at the Ambassadors may vary from one production to another and these changes may not be shown on this seating plan.
West Street, London, WC2H 9ND, United Kingdom
The Ambassadors Theatre in the West End is located in the heart of Theatreland, situated on West Street in the City of Westminster. The venue has a rich history and has hosted a variety of shows and performances over the years.
Originally named the New Princes Theatre, the theatre was designed by architect W.G.R. Sprague, opening in 1913. It was initially intended to host small-scale productions, with a seating capacity of just 446. However, it quickly became clear that there was demand for larger productions and the theatre was subsequently enlarged and renamed the Ambassadors Theatre.
Over the years, the Ambassadors has played host to a variety of shows and performances, including plays, musicals, comedies, and dance performances. Some of the most famous productions to have been staged at the theatre include the original productions of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” and Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties.”
One of the most unique features of the Ambassadors Theatre is its intimate setting. With just 445 seats, the theatre offers a much more personal and immersive experience than larger venues in the West End. The seating is arranged in a traditional horseshoe shape, with the stage set in the middle of the room. This arrangement allows for excellent sightlines from all seats and ensures that every member of the audience feels close to the action.
In recent years, the Ambassadors Theatre has continued to host a diverse range of productions. Some of the most recent productions to have been staged at the theatre include “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4”, “Stomp”, and “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
One of the highlights of the Ambassadors’ recent history was its hosting of the West End transfer of the hit musical “Kinky Boots.” The show, which tells the story of a struggling shoe factory that finds success by producing high-heeled boots for drag queens.
Despite its relatively small size, the Ambassadors Theatre continues to be a popular destination for theatregoers. With its intimate setting, diverse programme of shows, and rich history, it is a must-visit venue for anyone with an interest in the arts.
Directions to Plan Your Journey
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (5 mins)
Directions from tube: (5 mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.
When visiting a theatre in the city it is always good to plan ahead, as quite often the journey may take longer than you had anticipated.