The Ambassadors Theatre was designed by W G R Sprague who designed many West End Theatres including the St Martin's Theatre situated next door and the Aldwych Theatre in Covent Garden. It was built by Kingerlee and Sons of Oxford. The theatre opened on 5th June 1913 with a production of Panthea, a play by Monckton Hoffe which ran for only 15 nights. Britain's longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25th November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1973 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre. The stalls bar of the Ambassadors currently displays a commemorative statuette, which was presented to the theatre by Agatha Christie to celebrate the play's record breaking run.
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