Ambassadors Theatre London
The Ambassadors Theatre London is a West End theatre located on West Street, near Cambridge Circus on Charing Cross Road in London. It is one of the smallest of the West End theatres, seating a maximum of 444, with 195 people in the dress circle and 251 in the stalls.
Ambassadors Theatre London Seating Plan
The auditorium is divided into two levels – the Stalls and the Dress Circle. This is a small and cosy theatre.
In the Stalls, the incline of the seating becomes more pronounced from Row E and it is quite steep. However, the last two rows are positioned lower than the ones in front. The Dress Circle has an overhang which can obstruct the view from Row M.
The Dress Circle, on the other hand, is not affected by any overhang, but the legroom on this level is not very spacious.
PRIVATE LIVES PLAY
Private Lives is a temple to Noel Coward’s genius. Havers and Hodge are perfect’ Daily Telegraph.
‘Hugely amusing, an elegant period design, a woundingly witty evening’ Times.
Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge star in a sparkling new production of Noel Coward’s immortal comedy of bad manners in the parts originally played by Coward himself and Gertrude Lawrence in the play’s 1930 premiere.
Ex-spouses Elyot and Amanda are honeymooning with their new partners in the South of France only to find themselves, to their horror, in adjacent hotel rooms. As their passion rekindles, they decide to elope to Amanda’s flat in Paris only to resume the vicious slanging match that drove them apart in the first place.
Timeless in its witty dissection of sex, marriage and monogamy, Coward’s masterpiece – staged now to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1973 – continues to dazzle audiences throughout the world.
THE ENFIELD HAUNTING PLAY
Catherine Tate and David Threlfall will star in The Enfield Haunting, a play based on one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world.
The Hodgson’s had no idea what a poltergeist was when, in the summer of 1977, furniture and toys started moving of their own accord. An ordinary, working-class family, who lived in a north London council house became the centre of one of the most famous poltergeist events in the world. This is the story of one night in the spring of 1978 when events were approaching a climax.
Based on the first-hand accounts of one of the ghost hunters, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING is the true story of what happened when a dedicated single mother, tries to protect her three children from something that is incomprehensible, deeply disturbing and hurtling to a terrifying conclusion.
Catherine Tate (Dr Who, Queen of Oz) and David Threlfall (Funny Woman, Shameless) star in the world premiere of this major new play by Paul Unwin (co-creator of the world’s longest-running medical drama Casualty).
In 1977, a novice paranormal researcher named Maurice Grosse hears about a family in North London who claim to be terrorised by supernatural forces. Having recently lost his own daughter, he is drawn to their story. With the help of experienced investigator Guy Lyon Playfair, Grosse enlists to investigate the bizarre happenings that centre around a young girl. At first, Playfair thinks the case is a scam until he too comes into contact with the malevolent presence. This three-part drama is based on real-life events.
The Ambassadors Theatre London opened in 1913. It was built as a companion to St Martin’s Theatre, with the intention of housing smaller productions in a more intimate venue.
The inaugural play Panthea lasted just 15 nights. Early plays included Deburau starring Ivor Novello, and Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones. The Mousetrap* premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre London on 25 Nov. 1952 and later moved to St. Martin’s Theatre in 1974.
Recent shows include a decade-long run of Stomp, as well as star-studded plays.