St. Martins Theatre
St. Martins Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 3 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mouse Trap
    Running since 1962, it’s clear that they must be doing a few things right with this production. It is a fun show to view and full of intrigue and subtleties. We went to a midweek matinee session and it was a full house. Great live entertainment.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • deeleypill
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whodunnit ????
    Absolutely beautiful- such a historical theatre and you could really feel the history from the decor to the piped music whilst being seated. The Mousetrap performance was brilliant, absolutely engrossing, the acting was brilliant. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you must and don’t forget to get a picture of the performance number. The longest running show, be part of it, you’ll love it !!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • IvanG
    Deganwy, United Kingdom430 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Classic Experience
    We saw a matinee performance and thoroughly enjoyed The Mousetrap. It’s an old building that could do with a little TLC but that didn’t detract from the overall experience. You can £25 by booking 12+ weeks Advance Saver tickets on performances from Tuesday to Thursday - we did!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Helen W
    Frimley, United Kingdom138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely old theatre
    Beautiful theatre. Quite small compared with some of the other London theatres, but the seats are all fairly close to the stage as a result. We sat on the front row of the royal circle. I'm 5'4" and had enough room, but couldn't cross my legs. The seat itself was comfortable, but pretty narrow. I think some of the larger members of the audience struggled to sit down. There were ice cream tubs left under the seats from previous performances, and the big curtain above the stage looked like it needed to be dusted. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the play, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a simple murder mystery.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Kelly J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much care and attention.
    Wow I’m completely blown away by the show and the staff here. Because a series of events I ended up being late which really isn’t like me. And the team their went above and beyond to help me as I lost my friends due to phone battery dying. Ended being one of the best nights ever. From the cast and all the extra care. I feel so lucky🍀
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 29, 2024
  • luisa M
    Lingfield, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small and friendly. Lovely place
    Beautiful theatre and a great afternoon. Staff were friendly and inviting. Bar staff ensure that everyone was looked after. Bathrooms were clean. Theatre itself was small and friendly. Think that even those with restricted viewing would not be disappointed.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2024
  • Al.Brin
    London, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An act all of its own
    So much character, entering this theatre is an act all of its own. The reception and bar area are both tiny, so I don’t recommend arriving early before the house opens (roughly 45 minutes before showtime) as there is nowhere to wait. Inside the auditorium feels classic and charming. The seats aren’t terribly comfortable and are quite close together, but it’s manageable. Overall a worthwhile experience to see a show here!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2024
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4.5
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madamarcotti
Hampshire, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I have always been intrigued with the long established and iconic Mousetrap, so when I received this as a Christmas present, I was overjoyed as I have never been to St Martins theatre either. We had seats in row A, but it was a little too close for me. The theatre was draped in red, gold and beautifully looked after woodwork,very old- worldly and quaint, it was lovely and I could imagine sitting there decades ago, as it took me back in time..
The Mousetrap was entertaining, with good sets, sound and very atmospheric.
Partner paid £58 for a ticket !! so, I would advise look for the best deals, as I thought it was just too expensive for a small theatre and unknown actors.
i am glad I went and it was a good night out.
Written January 8, 2020
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Erik_and_Cheryl
Philadelphia, PA240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We attended on Jan 27, 2020 to see The Mousetrap. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bar had a nice selection of drinks and snacks available for a reasonable price. Our seats were in the Orchestra Stalls row G seat 10 and 11. This is right in the middle, looking straight on to the stage with an aisle in front of you, So while the seats are a bit small we had plenty of leg room and were comfortable throughout the play. The seating area had nice décor and was clean. The play has two acts with an intermission. The stage was nice with proper lighting and nice stage effects. The venue acoustics were quite good and we had not trouble hearing. The play its sell was very good and keep us guessing on who did it until the end (we can't tell you who as the cast has sworn us to secrecy). The actors / actresses do a great job and really seemed to be in character. It was quite an enjoyable evening. We recommend that you give this a try.
Written February 12, 2020
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JuneBug1939
Weston super Mare, UK4,685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I last went to St Martins Theatre and saw this play back in 1974 with a group of work colleagues. I was keen to see it again more than 50 years later. So I did! I remembered the scene setting and some of the characters. But had forgotten entirely the plot and its machinations. However, I did remember Who-done-it and the denouement at the end. But I'm not going to tell you it! The theatre itself is very cute and old-fashioned, if a little tight in the legroom department. However it was very nostalgic for me to revisit this theatre and see the play again. Long may it reign in Theatreland!
Written May 2, 2020
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karenpEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We visited this theatre a few weeks ago to see the Mousetrap which we enjoyed. this is an absolutely stunning little theatre with loads of character and we very much enjoyed the play. However, we had pre-ordered a half bottle of Taittinger Champagne for the interval and went to collect it from the bar. We were told we couldn't take the bottle through with us and the barman said he would have to pour it into plastic glasses.... totally understandable I thought.... however, he poured our half bottle of Champagne into two plastic PINT glasses. Come on guys, if you are offering champagne, surely some plastic champagne/wine glasses would be the least you could offer!
Written September 10, 2021
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miss_scho28
Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Great play, simple set & lovely old theatre. I did get an idea who dunnit but still thoroughly enjoyed watching. My only complaint - some of the staff were a bit snappy & rude. I was seated in the orchestra stalls but queued at the main door as it is not clear at all which door to queue at for which seats. When I got to the front the doorman snapped at me "no - that's what I was just saying, you should be at the side entrance!", unfortunately nobody further than 5 feet away from him could tell a word he said when he'd opened the doors. The gentleman working the bar in the stalls wasn't exactly warm & friendly either. I told him I'd pre-ordered drinks, he gruffly replied I needed to click the link on the text message, however there is no signal in the building so the link would not open.
Overall a great evening but some of the staff need to work on their people skills & I think there should be clearer signage outside so people know where to queue
Written November 26, 2021
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IvanG
Deganwy, UK430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We saw a matinee performance and thoroughly enjoyed The Mousetrap. It’s an old building that could do with a little TLC but that didn’t detract from the overall experience. You can £25 by booking 12+ weeks Advance Saver tickets on performances from Tuesday to Thursday - we did!
Written March 19, 2024
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A4820REalanh
Southampton, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Given tickets to see The Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre as a Christmas present and thoroughly enjoyed the day in London. We arrived at Victoria coach station with a couple of hours to spare before the matinee performance and had a pleasant stroll through St James park seeing the sights and then grabbing a coffee in Trafalgar Square. At the theatre we queued briefly and then greeted by pleasant chap who directed us to our seats. We were in the upper circle which is very high up and has quite steep steps but it all added to the experience. The seating is old fashioned and quite cramped if you are on the larger side but comfortable enough for a couple of hours. The play itself was brilliantly performed by an excellent cast, you could hear every word even though we were high up, and it was thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Written February 6, 2023
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Simon G
Milton Keynes, UK1,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Loved our experience in a box which has a restricted view but if you sit yourself well you can see almost everything. The theatre and the play are rightly part of British history and heritage and we loved every bit of our experience. The drinks and programmes are over priced but there is only a pound or two premium applied to them.
Written April 22, 2023
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Helen W
Frimley, UK138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful theatre. Quite small compared with some of the other London theatres, but the seats are all fairly close to the stage as a result. We sat on the front row of the royal circle. I'm 5'4" and had enough room, but couldn't cross my legs. The seat itself was comfortable, but pretty narrow. I think some of the larger members of the audience struggled to sit down.
There were ice cream tubs left under the seats from previous performances, and the big curtain above the stage looked like it needed to be dusted. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the play, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a simple murder mystery.

Written April 5, 2024
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Rochelle Turner
Heaton, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
What a great experience! I visited with my family for my first theatre experience and it was one to remember. We watched The Mousetrap with amazingly talented actors and actresses, very professional with loud, clear voices. The staff were also very kind and attentive.
Written December 7, 2021
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