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Private Lives
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31 Aug 2023 - 25 Nov 2023
To be confirmed
Suitable for 8+

Why Watch Private Lives?

  • Private Lives is a timeless romantic comedy by Noël Coward, that explores the complexities of love and marriage in a brilliant new production!
  • The show has been acclaimed worldwide and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2002.
  • Secure your tickets for Private Lives in London starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge to experience this celebrated play at Ambassadors Theatre.
  • During their honeymoons in the South of France, ex-spouses Amanda and Eloy realise their hotel rooms are next to each other. Witness their journey as they navigate this unexpected reunion!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Private Lives is a timeless masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of love’s complexities through its witty dialogue and well-crafted characters. Penned by the legendary Noël Coward, this show is a must-see for theatre enthusiasts. The play has garnered worldwide acclaim, notably bagging the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2002, demonstrating its enduring appeal. This latest production at the Ambassadors Theatre is set to captivate audiences with its talented cast, who are sure to bring the characters of Amanda and Elyot to life.

The play features Nigel Havers, a celebrated English actor and presenter, alongside English actress Patricia Ann Hodge. Nigel is famed for movies like A Passage to India, Empire of the Sun, and Chariots of Fire, earning him a BAFTA nomination. Patricia Ann Hodge is recognised for her work in Rumpole of the Bailey, Jemima Shore Investigates, Miranda, and All Creatures Great and Small. Watch the classic comedy, Private Lives in London. Tickets are now available!

The Story

The story revolves around Amanda and Elyot, two ex-spouses who unexpectedly reunite while on their honeymoons with new partners. Old passions reignite, leading them to question their new marriages and flee together to a Paris apartment. The Private Lives play offers a journey into this captivating plot, as Amanda and Elyot grapple with true feelings and the repercussions of their impulsive decisions. This Noël Coward masterpiece, filled with wit, romance, and drama, promises an unforgettable theatrical experience. Secure your tickets to Private Lives in London today!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for Private Lives may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Nigel Havers as Elyot and Patricia Hodge as Amanda
  • Playwright: Noël Coward
  • Direction: Christopher Luscombe

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 8+.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Private Lives Tickets

Book online tickets for Private Lives play in London.

Booking Period: From 31 August 2023 to 25 November 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Private Lives voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Ambassadors Theatre

The Ambassadors Theatre, once known as the New Ambassadors Theatre, is a West End theatre situated in West Street, next to Cambridge Circus on Charing Cross Road in the City of Westminster. It is one of the smaller West End theatres, holding a maximum of 446 spectators, with 195 in the dress circle and 251 in the stalls. English Heritage classified the theatre as Grade II in March 1973.

Seating Capacity: 446

Ambassadors Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: West St, London WC2H 9ND, United Kingdom

Tube: Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) is the closest tube station to the theatre

Bus: Bus routes servicing the area include 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 or 176

Available Facilities: Bar, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Private Lives Tickets

How do I buy tickets for Private Lives in London?

Buy your tickets for Private Lives, London online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do the tickets for Private Lives, London cost?

The cost of the tickets for Private Lives at Ambassadors Theatre will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to Private Lives, London?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted tickets for Private Lives, London is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your tickets to Private Lives play at Ambassadors Theatre in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute tickets to Private Lives, London?

You can easily buy last-minute tickets for Private Lives, London online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets to Private Lives for Ambassadors Theatre?

Get the best seats to the Private Lives play. Booking tickets for Private Lives, London online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial-view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Private Lives?

Private Lives opens on 31 August 2023 at Ambassadors Theatre.

What age is Private Lives play appropriate for?

Private Lives is most suitable for children of 8 and above.

Where is Private Lives playing in London?

Private Lives is playing at Ambassadors Theatre in London and opens on 31 August 2023.

How long does the Private Lives play run for?

The running time for Private Lives at Ambassadors Theatre is yet to be confirmed.

What is Private Lives about?

Private Lives is a romantic comedy that follows divorced couple Amanda and Elyot, who unexpectedly reunite during their honeymoons with new partners.

Who are the main stars of Private Lives?

The main stars of Private Lives are Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge.

What is the dress code while attending Private Lives?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Private Lives at Ambassadors Theatre?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Private Lives in London. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Ambassadors Theatre?

Ambassadors Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, and toilets available for the audiences during the Private Lives play.

Can I take pictures or videos of Private Lives inside the Ambassadors Theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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