The Show has Closed
Right in time for the spooky season, Ghost Stories plays at Ambassadors Theatre on West End with a promise to bring out your worst fears on stage! With poltergeists, phantoms, and flickers ready to spring into the picture, the thrilling script involves a Professor of Parapsychology, Mr. Goodman, talking about his research on the subject. While the show has been identified as ‘terrifyingly successful’ around the world, don’t let the jump-scares keep you from going to the show! Ghost Stories will have a limited-run before it embarks on yet another tour in, this time in the UK, in January.
About the Show
Deemed as a cult thriller, Ghost Stories opens at Ambassadors Theatre and probes into the spooky side of West End performances. A one of its kind production, Ghost Stories goes on to give the audience an experience that is sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
Co-written by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, the show features its cast from it’s Lyric Hammersmith run. Including Simon Lipkin as Professor Goodman, Garry Cooper as Tony Matthews, Preston Nyman as Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton as Mike Priddle, the night promises to be a spine-chilling affair! Apart from the thrilling script, it is the stellar use of lighting and sound by James Farncombe and Nick Manning that makes Ghost Stories a memorable play.
With jump-scares at every juncture, the show had also been adapted into a movie in 2017, starring the co-writer Andy Nyman, alongside Paul Whitehouse and Martin Freeman.
Professor Phillip Goodman, who devoted his entire life to exposing fraudulent phenomena. However, it is not long before three inexplicable cases come to his desk and his skepticism is put to test. Disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident in the woods and a spirit of an unborn child — all begin making sense when they start connecting to the professor’s life with scary coincidences.
The audience is left to wonder whether these stories are connected. The professor’s role in these incidents also remains questionable - is he just a narrator or is there a greater mystery attached to him? Watch the show to find out!
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
The Ambassador Theatre has a seating capacity of 640.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Ghost Stories London Tickets
Looking for discounts on Ghost Stories London tickets?
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Ghost Stories. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Ghost Stories - Ambassador Theatre Ticket Prices
After premiering in February 2010 in Liverpool Playhouse, Ghost Stories was transferred to Lyric Hammersmith in London for a longer run. However, it was only in 2010 when it played at the Duke of York theatre in the West End. A film adaptation of the same also premiered in 2017. Presently, it’s scheduled to run at the Ambassadors Theatre until 4th January 2020.
“Jeremy Dyson and Nyman’s specter baby may have grown up but it hasn’t grown tired. It’s still your go-to if you want to well-and-truly wig someone out.”
– TimeOut London
“The sound and lighting designs are among the best you’ll experience in a theatre, and they work together gorgeously to create this harrowing, 80-minute nightmare thrill.”
– The Stage
Ghost Stories London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Ghost Stories online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
Ghost Stories London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Ghost Stories TKTS tickets are frequently available.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Ghost Stories London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Ghost Stories London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Ambassador Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Ambassador Theatre are currently available for purchase. They can be purchased in person from the Box Office at 10 AM for £25 per ticket.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Ghost Stories London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Ambassador Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Ghost Stories London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win 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.
Q: Is Ghost Stories advisable for everyone?
A: Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension, which is why it may not be suitable for those with anxiety or nervous disposition.