Stephen Sondheim Society patron Sir Cameron Mackintosh has purchased two more London theatres to add to the list of the seven he currently owns, The Victoria Palace and The Ambassadors. He plans to change the name of The Ambassadors to The Sondheim Theatre.

In a press statement, Sir Cameron stated: “.. . I have also agreed with Stephen (Waley-Cohen) to take over the Ambassadors Theatre, renaming it The Sondheim Theatre. This is subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents and is intended to take place in early 2015. My plan is to completely rebuild the auditorium in order to fulfill a long standing dream for the West End to have a transfer house primarily for seasons of exciting productions from theatres in the subsidized sector seeking a non-proscenium environment that mirrors their own stages.”

 

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