The century-old St. Martin’s Theatre holds the distinction of hosting the world’s longest running play, with performances of The Mousetrap crossing the 27,000 mark! The Mousetrap is a classic murder mystery set in a snow-bound manor with a group of guests and a deranged murderer amongst them, along with a detective to solve the case. Our guide will help you get all the information about The Mousetrap London and why it’s the most popular show on West End. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for The Mousetrap West End on Headout.
About the Show
The Mousetrap has been running at West End for 66 years now and is the longest running show at West End, beating its competitors by decades. The play’s script was written by one of the world’s best-selling authors of all time, Agatha Christie. It’s the consistent performances and the exemplary stage production that has ensured the continuity of the show in a way that evokes both nostalgia and curiosity.
The show is currently produced by Stephen Waley-Cohen, who has initiated the Mousetrap Theatre Projects, an organization to help young people experience London theatre. Visitors can peek into the history of the show at the St. Martin’s Theatre including the memorabilia like the ancient wind-producing machine and the ‘snow room’.
The current cast includes actors Elliot Chapman, Mary Keegan, and Millie Turner in key roles. Watch who The Mousetrap catches in an exciting show that is bound to keep you guessing!
Written by the Queen of mystery, The Mousetrap is drawing crowds more than six decades after its first production. The story is a classic country house mystery with a group of occupants and an unhinged murderer amongst them. The play is set in the Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, which is run as a guesthouse by a newly married couple, Mollie and Giles Ralston. A sundry group of six guests arrive at the manor, including a detective in search of the murderer. The play narrates the story of the murder, the connection of the guests with the killing, and ends with an explosive reveal.
The Mousetrap Reviews
“It has passed into the realm of great British institutions, as much a highlight of the tourist trail as the Tower Of London or Madame Tussauds.”
“The eight-strong cast, as well as the director, changes regularly and production is certainly spritely enough’”
– Evening Standard
The show is suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
St. Martin's Theatre has a seating capacity of 550.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
The Mousetrap London Tickets
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Check the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for The Mousetrap on West End. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
St. Martin's Theatre - The Mousetrap Ticket Prices
The Mousetrap London TKTS, Lottery and Day Tickets
Apart from getting The Mousetrap tickets online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
The Mousetrap Tickets on TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Tickets for The Mousetrap are frequently available.
Lottery: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
The Mousetrap London Lottery Tickets
Currently, there is no lottery policy for the show.
Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
The Mousetrap London Day Seats
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of St. Martin's Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
A limited number of seats in Stalls Row A are available at St. Martin's Theatre starting 10:30 AM. The Mousetrap Day Seat Tickets are priced at £27.50/ticket (£28.50/ticket on Saturdays), with each person only being allowed to buy a maximum of two tickets.
Q: Is there a way to purchase London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q:What is the age limit for this show?
A: The show is suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Q: What time should I arrive at the theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for The Mousetrap?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.