St Martins Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB


Mousetrap Tickets

4.5/5 - based on 883 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 29 May 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
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About Mousetrap

Age restrictions

Recommended for ages 12 and over.

Important Information

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time. 

Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms.

St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 29 May 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue 15:00 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 16:00 19:30
Sun - -

Mousetrap description

The Mousetrap, a classic tale of mystery, drama and crime

It’s a murder mystery that’s been thrilling theatre audiences for sixty years or so and it’s as popular as ever. More than ten million of us have thrilled to Agatha Christie’s classic tale since it opened in the late ‘50s and it’s just as gripping as ever. Expect a perfect balance between poignant moments and comic relief, with totally convincing stage sets.

The Mousetrap – The story

It’s winter. Five guests turn up at a rural hotel and are soon completely snowed in. A policeman turns up to warn the guests there’s a murderer on the run in the area. The guests are investigated one by one and a trap is eventually laid to reveal the murderer.

The Mousetrap – Delighting audiences on stage since 1957

The best thing about The Mousetrap is the fact that nobody who has seen the show reveals the killer – an amazing feat after almost sixty years on stage - so unless you see it yourself, you’ll never find out!

This superb vintage whodunnit comes from the pen of world famous mystery writer Agatha Christie and it’s jam packed with thrills and spills. It’s a musical that consciously avoids big name actors to keep the show fresh, and one cast member managed to notch up more than 4,500 performances.

The recorded voice of Deryck Guyler, the show’s radio bulletin announcer, is the same voice that graced the first ever showing. Despite the story’s age and fame, you’ll have a fantastic time trying to unravel the plot as the suspense holds the audience in a tight grasp from start to finish. The mysterious hotel is portrayed vividly on stage and is guaranteed to have you sitting on the edge of your seat as the intrigue unfolds.

Entertaining ten million theatre goers so far…and counting!

Agatha Christie never imagined The Mousetrap would last so long on the stage. She predicted it would be over in eight months. It’s strange to realise that Winston Churchill was Prime Minister when the show first took to the stage, and today it’s the longest-running show in British theatre, a classic that just keeps on giving. Oddly enough, the show never migrated to the silver screen and there’s no Mousetrap the movie. Why? The producers are determined to preserve the mystery and keep the story exclusively for theatre audiences.

The Mousetrap theatre tickets

We are delighted to provide excellent seat and ticket availability and we have a wide range of seat options, including premium and full price tickets as well as discount The Moustrap tickets, covering the full range of prices to meet every budget.

Next Performances for Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre

tomorrow27th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Thursday28th Oct 2021 3:00pm
Thursday28th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Friday29th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Saturday30th Oct 2021 3:00pm
Saturday30th Oct 2021 7:30pm

Mousetrap reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 883 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (70%)
Families (75%)
Teenagers (73%)
Couples (84%)
Theatregoers (91%)
Latest customer reviews
Entertaining and fun

The play was a great whodunit and for my wife and I remained a mystery to the very end

Reviewed on 18 October 2021 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

Put it on your bucket list

Reviewed on 17 October 2021 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Amazing show

Loved it, my teenage daughters first play (she’s seen many musicals) and she’s hooked!

Reviewed on 16 October 2021 by , Caterham, United Kingdom

1st Show in London, great experience!

Reviewed on 10 October 2021 by , Newport News, United States Of America

Awesome! must see

Reviewed on 09 October 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

A juxtapositions play.

Great location, great script and a great stage set. However, Laughably wooden acting. Whilst accepting there is a period element to the script (which obviously adds to the charm) and there are undoubtedly tongue in cheek moments - the AMDRAM over acting detracted from this enjoyable performance that was likeable for everything but the acting. I honestly think I saw a Royal Navy ships drama society act this better whilst aboard high seas. Anyhow, worth a punt.

Reviewed on 28 September 2021 by , Friday Bridge, United Kingdom

Pure AC🤫

Cast was great caught the ambience of the period perfectly.

Reviewed on 23 September 2021 by , Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Despite lockdown we had an enjoyable stay at the Holiday Inn

Reviewed on 12 July 2021 by , Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom


Thoroughly enjoyable

Reviewed on 13 March 2020 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom


Would recommend this show for anyone

Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

María Jesús
And the butler didn't do it!

I'd been meaning to see this show for decades, and finally got round to it. It had everything you'd expect from an Agatha Christie whodunit. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Superb acting.

Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by , Perillo-oleiros, Spain


Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 February 2020 by , North Point, Hong Kong

A West End classic

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , San Antonio, United States Of America

A good night out

Very enjoyable except for the seats

Reviewed on 19 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom


A classic!

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , Laval, Canada


Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Charlottesville, United States Of America

a must see

A nostalgic and naive excitement you can only get while watching The Mousetrap in London.

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Tbilisi, Georgia


Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

very good classic Agatha Christie story

Reviewed on 25 December 2019 by , Wimbledon, United Kingdom

Very good show

Good cast and stage props.

Reviewed on 20 December 2019 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ticked the Mousetrap box

Well after many years of seeing how long this show had been running for I finally got to see it, mostly due to the fact my teenage daughter has found Agatha Christie. It was OK. Not her strongest work. Not the most ingenious storyline. Just OK. Pleasant theatre, felt close to the stage and actors. Box ticked. But once is enough.

Reviewed on 17 December 2019 by , Goudhurst, United Kingdom

Great show, great writer, must be seen

Reviewed on 16 December 2019 by , Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Deliciously British ! A topmust

Reviewed on 14 December 2019 by , Vatierville, France

Maria Agustina

Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Such professional actors!

Very professional cast, great story! Kept guessing!

Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by , Rabat, Malta

A London Icon

Excellent theatre play with superb acting. Easy yet fascinating storyline, accessible for most people. Super theatre in the heart of London. Best theatre evening I’ve ever had.

Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by , Gieres, France

Great show!

Great show, saw it 3 times so far and will probably go again at some point :)

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , St Albans, United Kingdom

At last I know who did it. I was so wrong.

Negatives: small, quite hard seats. Steps in Upper Circle very steep and quite hard to climb for even the slightly infirm. Accoustics not great up there and actors really had to project their voices with subsequent lack of diction. But great show, wonderful old theatre.0

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , Ingatestone, United Kingdom

Great show

Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Excellent show

Excellent plot, full of suspense.

Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by , Mallow, Ireland

60 years, yet so timeless!

I loved the show! The suspense, the laughter, the story line, from the moment it starts, right to the end, I was hooked. So was my 15 year old daughter. We spent a very special time together and talked about the play on our way home a lot. The plot is very clever, touching and surprising! A mystery that makes you think about society.

Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by , Worcester Park, United Kingdom


At times it was difficult/not possible to hear what was being said because they used their quite voice and were not facing the audience

Reviewed on 14 November 2019 by , Calgary, Canada

Fantastic but cant tell you :)

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , Stirling, Australia

Lovely performance!

My partner and I enjoyed the show. It was one that we had meaning to come and see for years and we were not disappointed. Seats in the dress circle not too bad but not a lot of legroom. On the whole though a great afternoon.

Reviewed on 06 November 2019 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Excellent plot

Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by , Marbella, Spain

Nice West End experience

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Madrid, Spain


Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , Krambach, Australia


Worth the wait - really looked forward to it and no disappointment at all. Cast, atmosphere and plot - great!

Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by , Bridgeman Downs, Australia

Classic piece in classic setting

The Mousetrap is performed in a lovely and quaint little theatre, the show a must-see for all fans of theatre history and whodunits.

Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by , Hilversum, Netherlands

First time London theatregoers

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Coffs Harbour, Australia

It was like TV. Very good

Even for not native speakers understandable. I needed a few minutes to come into the language but after that i could follow the story very well. It was a pleasure to see The Mousetrap.

Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by , Hohberg, Germany

A classic who done it?

Great show, a good combination of suspense, humour and the classic who done it. Can understand why it’s been a success for 67 years.

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Saltash, United Kingdom

Agatha at her best. Great play with great cast.

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , North Lambton, Australia

Such a mystery!!

Really intriguing plot and truly well performed for the price!

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , Torino, Italy

Could be better

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Thought provoking

I had seen Mouse many years ago and couldn’t remember who did it, the show was as good as ever the sets and costumes were spot on and looked new and suited the ears the play was set in. Thoroughly enjoyed the show again and now I know who did it

Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by , Stockton, Australia


Very good and interesting play

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Mexico City, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyable evening out!

The whole experience was delightful from start to finish. The acting/actors were supberb, as were the set, lighting and music. I just loved it from start to finish. Besides, how can you not want to see the worlds longest running play!

Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by , Dundalk, Ireland

A must see!

This is a classic show and should be seen before (heaven forbid) it is replaced for something else! - Theatre is amazing, - like stepping back in time. Beautifully maintained with old fashioned boxes for the gentry, lavish colours and fantastic woodwork. Obviously looked after with a passion. Give it a whirl. You will not be dissapointed!

Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by , Padeswood, Mold, United Kingdom

Brilliant from start to finish

everything about this play was brilliant! The acting was phenominal. Bravo cast! Loved it.

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Longjumeau, France

Brilliant Agatha

I waited a long time to see this play and l wasn't disappointed. It was a well acted, typical Christie thriller. Fascinating to the end. Thank you.

Reviewed on 02 July 2019 by , Peebleshire, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Keeps you guessing

Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by , E Brunswick, United States Of America

Still going after all these years.

My second visit in 45 years. Thought it was great the second time too!

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , Clayfield, Australia

Tremendous show . Will have to recommend to anyone living here or passing through. Delightful time.

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Brooklyn, United States Of America

A must see.

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Shrewsbury, United Kingdom


I felt like I was transported back in time and it was so amazing being able to see one of Agatha Christie's books come to life better than that TV show!!

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Salem, United States Of America

Great who done it

Kept us guessing right to the end Well acted.

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Woodford Green, United Kingdom

A very active play.

Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by , Saint-viance, France

All time classic ‘who dunnit?’

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Perth, United Kingdom


Entertainment, intriguing, keeps you focused to follow the play

Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by , Worcester, United Kingdom

Nice play

the begining was slow. then second half is more dynamic

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , Vincenes, France


Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Truro, United Kingdom

A true Agatha Christie experience.

As a long standing fan of Agatha Christie I booked tickets for my birthday to watch the Mousetrap with my son Chris. We both through my enjoyed the play and would recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed on 04 April 2019 by , Pontyclun, United Kingdom

Intriguing evening

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Bedlington, United Kingdom

Enjoyable show

Good show, easy to watch, good acting.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Kettering, United Kingdom


You just have go see it!!! And remember not to break the secret!!

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Peacehaven, United Kingdom


Enjoyed the show very much

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Toronto, Canada

Pure escapism

A good old fashioned who done it. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Kept me guessing to the end.

Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by , Wirral, United Kingdom

Elfriede Anne

Disapppointed to find theatre doors do not open for pre theatre drinks. Significant numbers of visitorsto the show in then crowded coffee shop opposite on a rainy cold night. The theatre was very atmospheric. The show was brilliant. Even if you thought you had worked out who did it the villain was a complete surprise. Would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed on 12 March 2019 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom



Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Dublin 5, Ireland

A classic Agatha Christie!

Would definiely recommend for any Agatha Christie fan. Very enjoyable and a classic twist ending!

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Astley, United Kingdom

Jean Francois
I now understand why the show has been running for 67 years!!!

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Iconic play

Brilliant plot kept me guessing from beginning to end as to who dunnit. If you like loud fast moving theatre then this is not for you. Takes you back to a different era, the actors were all so professional and polished. It’s what I expected but enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. I had not looked up any information about the show and was glad l hadn’t, it made the story far more exciting.

Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Very clever!

Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Well done. Entertaining. Good twists

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Esher, United Kingdom

a play with Agatha Christie's signature

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Besançon, France

Entertaining well worth seeing more than once even though you would know who did it

Everyone should see this at least once the cast were absolutely well cast and fabulous .saw this also in Australia this was better.

Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by , Huntingdon Cambs, United Kingdom

Must see

Good story , acting was brilliant. The only downside was our seats as they were close to the door that led down to the street. As we were there in February it was freezing cold. We all had to sit with our coats on through the whole performance

Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by , Kent, United Kingdom

Lovely family show for all taste

An easy watch, very entertaining, great story with drama and humour, professional actors.

Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by , Middlesex, United Kingdom

67 years means that must be doing something right ...

... and they were. Great cast, set and atmosphere. We loved every minute of it! Brilliant stuff!!!

Reviewed on 03 February 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Amazing. Go see this show!

Great show. Really recommend seeing this play! Great ‘bang for your buck’. Couldn’t fault it. We sat in the upper circle, floors were a bit uneven and the seats were a bit hard, just take a scarf to sit on. But it didn’t take away from the performance at all. Perfect view and could hear everything perfectly.

Reviewed on 31 January 2019 by , Islington, United Kingdom

Excellent in all respects, a privilege to watch.

Reviewed on 28 January 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great show

Great show. Loved the atmosphere and the superb acting.

Reviewed on 25 January 2019 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Fabulous...a must see!

Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect!!

Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Frodsham, United Kingdom

Kjeld Joergen
A must see classic!

Avid theater goers cannot miss timeless classic. Become a member of the exclusive club of those who know whodunnit....and keep the secret!

Reviewed on 23 January 2019 by , Sandefjord, Norway


Very lively and energetic play Well worth seeing

Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom


Must See

Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by , Torquay, United Kingdom

A perfect whodunnit

Reviewed on 19 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The cast were amazing .....

Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by , Newry, United Kingdom

Great fun!

We loved it! Completely classic.

Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Lephalale, South Africa

a must see!

thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom


Really good!!!

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Boston, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom


Very static...needs to be modern customs should changed at least once!! Good performance tho ...

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Coventry, United Kingdom


It’s a fabulous “who done it”

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

It’s an absolute classic

Great to see Agatha Christie on the stage, rather than over dramatic films or TV. Upper Circle is quite high but everything is clear and we had good visuals and audio from very back row. Seats aren’t that comfy but, to be honest, you’re so gripped and concentrated that the time flies by. My kids are 17,14 and 13 and loved the experience.

Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by , Dorking, United Kingdom

09 Apr
London Box Office

The Mousetrap takes the West End out of lockdown

by London Box Office | Friday, April 9 2021, 10:06

The Mousetrap - St Martin's Theatre This is the world's longest-running play, and it feels entirely appropriate for Agatha Christie's classic thriller to return and lead the West End's way out of the darkness of lockdown into the light of a new world. The show resumes on 17th May, following the government road map's Stage 3 guidelines, including two entirely separate casts stuffed with dazzling TV stars, iconic movie stars and brilliant Olivier winners. The fun kicks off at the St. Martin’s Theatre – see you there!

The Mousetrap takes the West End out of lockdown
01 Oct
Phil Willmott

The Reopening of The Mousetrap in the West End has been postponed

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, October 1 2020, 08:58

The Mousetrap Adam Spiegel has proved himself to be one of the canniest producers in the West End with a string of hit shows which, whilst not always intellectually engaging, have, none the less, kept theatre’s full for decades. I’ve worked for him in a number of capacities across several projects.

The Reopening of The Mousetrap in the West End has been postponed
21 Jul
Phil Willmott

Book for an Ingenious 67 Year Old Thriller That’s Still Full of Surprises

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, July 21 2020, 17:07

The Mousetrap Tickets - London I'm referring to THE MOUSETRAP, of course, which, if its run hadn’t been interrupted by the West End’s Covid shut-down, would have celebrated its 30,000th consecutive performance in 2024.

Book for an Ingenious 67 Year Old Thriller That’s Still Full of Surprises