St.Martins Theatre


The Mousetrap Tickets for The Mousetrap - St Martins Theatre, London

25th March 1974 - 5th January 2019

The Mousetrap is the world's longest running theatrical production having played consecutively since 1974. 25,000 performances later it has become a firm fixture of the capital's cultural scene in the West End.

This may have something to do with the request that audience members do not reveal the secret of Agatha Christie's brilliant murder mystery for fear of spoiling the play for future generations. This is policy has worked successfully practically since the day the play opened.

Originally called Three Blind Mice by Agatha Christie, the author handed the rights down to her grandson as a birthday present. The production has a number of important legal stipulations placed upon it. For example, there will never be a film version until the stage play has ceased production for at least six months. That doesn't show any signs of happening, as audiences from across the world are still flocking to see this milestone of British dramatic arts.

The plot of The Mousetrap is a fairly simple one. There has been a murder at the Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, a guesthouse caught in the middle of a snowstorm. The storm has left the guests stranded and the murderer is undoubtedly among them, so whodunit? Get your Mousetrap tickets with Theatre Bookings and enjoy the show!

History of the St Martin's Theatre

Remarkably, St Martin's Theatre has remained under the same ownership ever since the first foundation stone was laid. Designed by WGR Sprague, the theatre was originally supposed to be paired with the Ambassador's Theatre, constructed in 1913 but the Great War delayed completion. The first production staged at ST. Martin's Theatre was Hoopla in 1916.

Sprague built the theatre for the Willoughby de Broke family and their business partner BA Meyer who ran the theatre from 1916 to 1967. It is still part-owned by the Willoughby de Broke family along with Stephen Waley-Cohen.

Continued family ownership of this historic venue is due in no small part to the record-breaking production The Mousetrap that has helped to cement the future of St Martin's.

Travel Details

West St, London WC2H 9NZ

Nearby tube stations

Leicester Square: 2 minute walk
Tottenham Court Road: 5 minute walk
Covent Garden: 6 minute walk
Charing Cross (tube and mainline): 5 minute walk
Bus routes include: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

St Martin's Theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is Westminster City Council car park at Cambridge Circus. There is a NCP car park at Upper St Martin's Lane and the Q Park is Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR).

St Martin’s Theatre
West St, London WC2H 9NZ

The St Martin's Theatre Seating Plan

The seating capacity of the theatre is 550 spread over three levels; Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle.

Disabled access

There is wheelchair access to the Adelphi theatre. The entrance has a 15cm step, lower on one side of the entrance than the other. There are ramps available. There are 2 sets of double swings doors. There are no steps from the foyer to the stalls. The dress circle has 41 steps and the upper circle has 79. There are handrails on all staircases. The theatre doors are open 45 minutes before curtain up.

Please note:

  • There is an induction loop system in the auditorium and infra-red headsets for the hard of hearing
  • Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium plus a dog-sitting service is also available
  • Due to the size of the theatre there is only transfer seating available
  • Wheelchairs can be stored at the theatre but will not be allowed to remain in the auditorium during the performance
  • Drinks can be brought to disabled patrons from the bar upon request
  • There is no accessible toilet in the theatre

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