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The Mousetrap

What’s On at St Martin's Theatre

St Martin's Theatre is best known for being the home of Queen of Crime Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, which holds the record for being the longest-running play in the world. Over 70 years since it premiered, theatregoers are still faithfully keeping the ending of this classic whodunnit a secret, so every new audience is surprised by the story’s unexpected twists and turns. Many musicals and plays have come and gone, but this stalwart of the West End promises a unique slice of theatre history that you cannot find anywhere else. Once you've seen it, you may be in the mood for even more from the Queen of Crime, so head to London County Hall where Witness for the Prosecution delivers clever revelations, surprises and tense courtroom drama.

About the St Martin's Theatre

The St Martin's Theatre was built as a pair with the Ambassadors Theatre and opened in 1916. Tucked away in the Seven Dials area of the West End, the intimate venue was designed by renowned theatre architect W. G. R. Sprague in an English Georgian style. English Heritage gave the theatre a Grade II listing in 1973. The first production at the theatre was the world premiere of Edwardian musical comedy Houp La! starring Gertie Miller, one of the West End's most prominent performers in the early 20th century.

Map and Address

West Street, London, WC2H 0DP

St Martin’s Theatre is located next to the Ambassadors Theatre in Seven Dials. In the local area, there are many places to eat and boutique shopping, with The Ivy being just across the road. Covent Garden and Leicester Square are busier tourist hubs, with several theatres, shopping and eateries, as well as the London Transport Museum and Royal Opera House. Chinatown and Soho’s celebrated nightlife is a few roads away. As Central London is always busy, it is best plan your route in advance on to avoid any disruption.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the St Martin's Theatre box office open and how do I collect tickets?

The box office is open from 10am until 8pm on performance days for in-person bookings and collection.

What time does the St Martin's Theatre open for a show?

The theatre auditorium opens around 30 minutes before the performance is due to begin.

What food and drink are available at the St Martin's Theatre?

There is a bar on each level of the auditorium, serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, alongside confectionery, snacks and ice cream. The Dress Circle Bar opens 45 minutes before the show starts, and the Stalls and Upper Circle Bars open 30 minutes before the performance.

Does the St Martin's Theatre have a cloakroom?

There is no cloakroom at the theatre, patrons should only bring small bags and items that will fit underneath your seat in the auditorium. Stasher is a luggage storage company in London where you can store your larger bags and suitcases in a range of approved shops and businesses for a small fee. There are several Stasher locations within a few minutes walk of the theatre.

Is the St Martin's Theatre air-conditioned?

Yes, there is air conditioning throughout the theatre.

Where should I eat near the St Martin's Theatre?

The theatre is located a very short walk from Seven Dials, and only a 10-minute walk from Leicester Square and Soho. Try some authentic Neapolitan pizza at Rossopomodoro, which is just around the corner from the theatre on Monmouth Street. Alternatively, book a table in advance and enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at The Ivy, which is across the road from the St Martin's Theatre.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the St Martin's Theatre?

The hub by Premier Inn is a 10-minute walk from the theatre and offers a range of smart, affordable rooms in the heart of London's West End. If you're looking to make your trip to the London Coliseum extra-special, spend the night at the five-star St Martin's Lane Hotel, which is a five minute walk from the theatre.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted directly on 020 7836 1443.
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