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 Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th October 1958 Brendan Behan's Hostage, premieres in London

14th October 1927 Bond and Saint, actor Roger Moore, born in Stockwell, London.go to related location

14th October 1906 Born today: Benita Hume, London England, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy)

14th October 1896 Comedian Bud Flanagan was born in Whitechapel.go to related location

14th October 1893 George Edwardes Gaiety Girl premieres in London

14th October 1877 Cleopatra's Needle, en route from Egypt to London, almost sinks in Bay of Biscay, 6 die.

14th October 1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London.go to related location

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: 2419/2809
Pages Hit This Month: 24
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...

The Royal Court Theatre», 1.8km

The Old Mercury Theatre», 3.0km

Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne», 6.5km

Wood Green Empire», 5.6km

Italia Conti Theatre Academy», 1.4km

The Lyceum Theatre», 0.3km

The Magic Couple lived here», 3.9km

Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain», 0.3km

Fortune Street Park», 1.6km

The Palladium», 0.5km