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St Martin's Theatre, London - The Home of The Mousetrap

About the St Martin's Theatre

The St Martin's Theatre was built as a pair with the Ambassadors Theatre, both opening in 1916. Tucked away in the Seven Dials, the intimate venue has been home to many small-scale productions, before hosting the world's longest-running play The Mousetrap, where it has continued to play into its 60th year. The small, intricate space is perfect for Agatha Christie's thriller, which has been entertaining audiences for over half a century.

The auditorium is smaller than most West End venues, and is split across three levels. Views of the stage are particularly good from most areas, although safety rails and overhangs can cause restriction. The seats are not the most comfortable, so aisle seats are recommended if you require additional leg room.

Plan your visit

The St Martin's Theatre auditorium opens around 30 minutes before the performance is due to begin. The box office opens from 10am on Monday-Saturday.
There is no set dress code at the St Martin's Theatre. Some patrons take the opportunity to dress up a little, while others wear something more casual and comfortable.
Yes, there is air conditioning throughout the St Martin's Theatre.
There is no cloakroom at the St Martin's 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.
Upon entry to the theatre, security staff will undertake bag and ticket checks. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time for this to take place.
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.
The St Martin's Theatre is located a very short walk from Seven Dials, and only a 10-minute walk from Leicester Square and Soho. Try some authentic Neopolitan 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.
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.
The London Coliseum opened in 1916 and was designed by renowned theatrical architect W. G. R. Sprague, who's other designs include the Wyndham's Theatre and the neighbouring Ambassadors Theatre. The Grade II listed theatre has been the home of The Mousetrap since 1974. Agatha Christie's play holds the record for the longest continuously running show in the world.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Patrons should try to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please have your confirmation email and a form of ID to hand.
The St Martin's Theatre box office is open from 10am until 8pm on performance days for in-person bookings and collection.
The St Martin's Theatre box office can be contacted directly on 020 7836 1443.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
For large group bookings (10+), such as school groups or corporate trips, drop us an email at with the performance date and number of tickets, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For smaller groups we advise selecting a production and booking online.
It is not currently possible to hire the St Martin's Theatre for corporate events and private functions.
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