A complete guide to the Ambassadors Theatre in London

By | Posted on 01-Mar-2020

A complete guide to the Ambassadors Theatre in London

Hidden down a small street in central London, the Ambassadors Theatre is a jewel of the West End. For over 100 years, audiences have headed to the theatre to catch legendary productions including an 11-year continuous run of Stomp. Now, it’s  a West End theatre that’s traditionally home to brand new plays and revivals of classics. Whether you’re visiting the Ambassadors Theatre for the first time or you’re a regular theatregoer, here’s our guide to the venue, with tickets available for shows at the Ambassadors.

Guide to London’s Ambassadors Theatre in the West End

Where is the Ambassadors Theatre?

The Ambassadors Theatre is located on West Street (WC2H 9ND) in London.  It’s close to St Martin’s Lane, near to St Martin’s Theatre.

How do I get to the Ambassadors Theatre?

The Ambassadors Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is a ten to fifteen minute walk away from the theatre, but while you’re walking, you’ll be able to see some of London’s finest attractions.

Travelling to the Ambassadors by bus? The following routes will drop you off near the theatre:

Charing Cross Road: 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176

Can I travel to the Ambasadors Theatre by tube?

When travelling to the Ambassadors Theatre by the London Underground? Tube stations near the Ambassadors include Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern), Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern).

When did the Ambassadors Theatre open?

Opening just over a century ago in 1913, the Ambassadors Theatre was built in conjunction with St Martin’s Theatre, with both West End theatres housing small-scale productions of high-quality plays. In recent years, the Ambassadors has been home to the West End transfer of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, The Twilight Zone and a production of Little Shop of Horrors.

How many seats are inside the Ambassadors Theatre?

Did you know that the Ambassadors Theatre is the fourth-smallest West End theatre? There’s 444 seats across two seating levels in the auditorium, with 251 stall seats and 195 circle seats.

When you book tickets for a show at the Ambassadors Theatre with Encore Tickets, our interactive seating plans will allow you to see every seat in the stalls and the circle that’s available for your selected performance, as well as all deals on theatre tickets, meaning you can purchase the best theatre tickets around.

Where should I sit at the Ambassadors Theatre?

Ambassadors Theatre

With seventeen rows of seats in the stalls and twelve in the circle, every seat at the Ambassadors Theatre guarantees an excellent view of the entire stage, meaning you won’t miss a second of the action. If you’re wanting to take your seat as soon as you enter the auditorium, you’ll want to book seats with numbers 1 to 5. But, if you’re looking to stretch your legs at the Ambassadors, book an aisle seat for that added level of comfort.

Don’t want to sit close to the stage? Book circle seats in the front three rows. There may not be as much legroom, but you’ll feel as if you’ve got the theatre to yourself, so it’s definitely worth it.

Want to snag yourself a cheap theatre ticket deal? Book tickets in the back four rows of the circle (rows H – L) for the cheapest seats in the house, so you can see the latest West End hit for less.

Still don’t know which seats to book at the Ambassadors? Find out more about the different levels of theatre seating with our complete guide on where to sit at the theatre.

What restaurants are near the Ambassadors Theatre?

Looking to eat out before seeing a show at the Ambassadors Theatre? There’s lots of restaurants to choose from. Here’s our top picks of restaurants near the theatre, as well as our favourite places to dine in the capital.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Browns Covent GardenAn extremely popular restaurant right in the heart of the West End.12:30pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Cantina LaredoDiscover vibrant Mexican cuisine that’s packed with flavour.1:00pm/6:00pm
Palm Court BrasserieA quintessential, intimate Parisian brasserie.12:30pm/6:00pm
Salvador & AmandaA Spanish restaurant complete with tapas and a fiesta all night long!5:30pm
Thai Square Covent GardenExquisite dishes with authentic Thai meals.12:00pm/6:00pm/10:00pm