Venue InformationSt Martin's Theatre
Address: West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NZ
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Access phone number: 020 3034 2604
Access email address: email@example.com
Accessible toilets situated: Dress Circle
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Dress Circle x2
Sound amplification: Sennheiser Infrared (Auditorium)
Access from street to foyer: 3 stairs & ramp
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 29 to Stalls, 3 to Dress Circle, 28 to Upper Circle
Level access: N/A
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Box C and Dress Circle via temporary ramp
St Martin's Theatre Facts
23 November 1916
W. G. R. Sprague
Houp La! by Fred ThompsonOther St Martin's Theatre facts The world's longest running play, The Mousetrap' by Agatha Christie, started its run at the Ambassadors Theatre next door to the St Martin's Theatre on 25 November 1952, before moving to St Martins Theatre on 25 March 1974. The theatre was to have originally been called the Irving Theatre, but opened as the St Martin's.
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St Martin’s Theatre is home of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
The Mousetrap moved to the St Martin’s Theatre on Monday 25 March 1974, from the neighbouring Ambassadors Theatre (it moved after the Saturday performance to ensure it kept the continuance of its long and historic run!)
The Mousetrap originally opened at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday 25th November 1952, starring Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Martin Miller, Jessica Spencer, Aubrey Dexter, Mignon O’Doherty, Allan McClelland and John Paul. Hence why The Mousetrap is the longest continually running play in the world.
The St Martin’s was designed by W. G. R. Sprague – alongside the Ambassadors Theatre, both commissioned by Richard Verney, 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke and B. A. (Bertie) Meyer. Construction of the St Martin’s was delayed by the outbreak of World War I, but it eventually opened on 23 November 1916 with themusical comedy Houp La!, starring Gertie Millar.
Famous past productions include Basil Rathbone playing Harry Domain in R.U.R. in 1923, and Henry Daniell playing Gregory Brown in Meet the Wife in 1927, Hugh Williams’s play The Grass is Greener, John Mortimer’s The Wrong Side of the Park, and the thriller Sleuth in 1970.