St Martin’s Theatre London

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St Martin's Theatre
Address: West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NZ
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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What's on at the St Martin's Theatre?

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What's on at the St Martin's Theatre?

The Mousetrap is a current production at the St Martin's Theatre. The latest booking period for The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre started 17 May 2021 and runs until 29 May 2022. Tickets for The Mousetrap start at £24 and are available to book now.

How do I get to the St Martin's Theatre?

Public transport is recommended to travel to the St Martin's Theatre. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176. If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-Park Chinatown and Q-Park Soho (more parking information).  For directions to the St Martin's Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.

Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 23 November 1916
Designer: W. G. R. Sprague
First production: Houp La! by Fred Thompson
Number of seats: 546

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.


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