Home

Tours | Categories (New, Hot) | Map

Alcohol - Ancient - Animal - Architecture - Art - Aviation - Boxing - Celebrity - Charity - Children - Church - Cinema - Comedy - Crime - Dance - Death - Disaster - Drugs - Fashion - Food - Gambling - Ghost - Grave - Health - Historical - Industry - Justice - LGBT - Literary - Look Up - Medical - Military - Motoring - Murder - Museum - Music - Nature - Naval - Paranormal - Pioneer - Poetry - Police - Politics - Pub - Public Amenities - Quirky - Religion - Retail - Ripper - River - Royalty - Science - Sculpture - Sex - Signs - Society - Sport - Subterranean - Technology - Theatre - Train - Transport - Tube - TV - Weather -

Contact Us

IN THE NEWS

Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Princess Diana Tour
The Princess Diana Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st November 1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III

21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)

21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.

21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London

The Ambassadors Theatre



The Ambassadors Theatre

The tiny theatre where Vivien Leigh made her West End debut.

Location: West Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden

Description: The Grade II listed Ambassadors Theatre in Seven Dials is one of the most intimate West End theatres seating a maximum of just 444, causing owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh to put in plans in (February 2018) to demolish the interior to accommodate more customers.

It was designed by architect WGR Sprague, opening on 5th June 1913, 3 years before its non-identical twin St Martins across the street eventually opened.

Academy award-winning actress Vivien Leigh made her West End debut here in 1935, starring in The Mask of Virtue. Laurence Olivier first saw her perform here and congratulated her on her performance after the show, the start of a friendship which turned into an affair later.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, started here, running from 1952 to 1974 before moving next door to the St Martin's Theatre where it continues it's record-run today.

Comedy book-adaptation Deburau, here in 1921 saw Ivor Novello make his first stage appearance.


Themes: TheatreTheatre Theme
Ranking This Month: 1764/2812
Pages Hit This Month: 44
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2920

The Ambassadors Theatre

The tiny theatre where Vivien Leigh made her West End debut.


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Wood Green Empire», 5.6km

Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home», 9.6km

Comedian Little Tich lived here», 5.9km

A Puppet Barge not to be missed», 2.4km

Royalty House & Theatre», 0.1km

The Lyceum Theatre», 0.3km

Magician Evanion lived here», 1.6km

English National Opera», 0.2km

Little Angel Theatre», 2.1km

Lost Bromley New Theatre», 9.6km