The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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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  • mpw246pl
    464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb show - well worth a visit
    Having already seen, enjoyed, recommend and raved about "Witness for the prosecution" it made sense we came to visit this long running show, which i in its 70th year and was the 29,222 production of it. End of isle seats, row D in dress circle provided leg room and a clear, unobstructed view - recommended seats :) The theatre is so personal and old, its gorgeous and you feel part of the show. The production, story and acting was perfect and I can highly recommend this show - can't say anything more as it would give away the plot & secrets.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Railene
    Budgewoi, Australia283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ultimate murder mystery
    I was so looking forward to seeing this production and wasn’t disappointed. Old theatre - but added to the charm? Seats were comfortable and it was a straight ward process to get in and out of the theatre, find amenities etc. If you want to know whodunit, go and see for yourself.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 2023
  • janhealyrichard1
    Bath, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible acting
    The best play we have ever seen. My husband and I are avid theatre goers and the actor who played the military person was absolutely incredible, what a talent this person is. Thank you to all for making this a most splendid evening.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Angelina S
    Dover, United Kingdom28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average
    Been wanting to see this play for years and finally got around to it. Found the first half quite boring - didn’t really find it very engaging. Second half better but we had guessed the murderer by the interval. I think it was fairly easy to work out and obvious - no real suspense. I’m glad I’ve seen it but feel disappointed - doesn’t live up to the hype.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • nunopvaz
    Lisbon, Portugal8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A classic in West End
    The Mousetrap play, Agatha Christie's timeless masterpiece, showcased a brilliant ensemble of actors that elevated the mystery experience. Their performances captivated from start to finish, drawing us into the gripping tale. Beyond the narrative, the atmosphere and stage setting itself are a testament to the play's iconic legacy in London's West End. The seats (Stalls J and H) were very comfortable and with on unobstructed view
    Visited August 2023
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Sarah
    Lincoln, United Kingdom637 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ssssshhhhhhhh! 🤫
    A lovely olde worlde charming theatre with interesting photos & memorabilia on the walls showing the history of the building & show, including the royal visits over the years. The show itself was well acted & had a surprisingly small cast & crew. The simple set lends itself to telling the tale well but I was left with lots of questions. Shhhhhh! 🤫
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Emily
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see theatre
    Seeing this play was a great experience from the moment you step into the theatre. It is small enough to feel traditional and cosy while maintaining a sense of grandeur that this production has surely earned after 70 years. The play itself was gripping, clever and surprisingly comedic, totalling to a great experience at The Mousetrap.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 August 2023
  • thewillow
    Perth, Australia715 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make a time to see this very good show ….
    This is the 2nd time we have seen this show as we could not remember who the murderer was. Fabulous show, good cast & well worth seeing. Theatre seats are small with minimal knee room (a problem if you have a knee problem like me).
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 September 2023
  • ElaineVB66
    Vancouver Island, Canada414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The MouseTrap Experience
    This was so fun to go to see the show again, and especially with my boyfriend who had never seen it before. It was just as good as I remember it. It is also really fun to buy the programme and they put a stamp in it recording how many shows have been on.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Mimmi
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s ok, but a bit slow for me
    We tried this classic play out, I normally love musicals. It was ok, but quite slowgoing and dry. As a foreigner I guess there was a lot of British humor, and it didn’t really work on me. As English is not my mothertongue, I was a bit afraid the language would be too difficult and maybe old, but it was clear and easy to follow. The actors were good, the setting was nicely done, but overall not my ’cup of tea’. We sat in the upper dress circle and the seats were very uncomfortable, but the view was better from up there than in some other theatres I’ve been in. I don’t regret going, but also, if one likes faster paced stories, would’t choose this one.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,229 reviews
Excellent
626
Very good
374
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Tommy M.
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
On a recent visit to London I noticed the publicity posters for that venerable Agatha Christie play "The Mousetrap" , still being performed at the St. Martin's Theatre. It reminded me of the very poor performance that I witnessed on a previous occasion, over 12 months ago.
I had pre-booked the show online, before traveling, as I imagined that there would be full houses. There wasn't on the night and, though I hate to say so, I thought that the play was poorly performed. The actors appeared tired and the action hardly accelerated above idling speed.
Possibly I had attended a performance by a jaded cast, who had been employed too long in the play, but, it was a huge disappointment to me. I hope that , reinvigorated with a new cast and director, it may recover to carry on playing for another 60 years.
Written 30 January 2020
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Joanne M
Irvine, CA23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
And he thought it bad too. It was terrible but in typical English fashion we stuck it out... mainly because we preordered wine for the interval! However, the bartender in the stalls bar earned the 1 star. He was great.
Written 29 January 2020
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mpw246pl
Surrey464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Having already seen, enjoyed, recommend and raved about "Witness for the prosecution" it made sense we came to visit this long running show, which i in its 70th year and was the 29,222 production of it.
End of isle seats, row D in dress circle provided leg room and a clear, unobstructed view - recommended seats :)
The theatre is so personal and old, its gorgeous and you feel part of the show. The production, story and acting was perfect and I can highly recommend this show - can't say anything more as it would give away the plot & secrets.
Written 23 July 2023
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Akkers1
London, UK1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went to an afternoon performance of this Agatha Christie classic which my other half had wanted to see for a good few years.
The play has been running since 1952 continuously and is the West End’s longest running show.
The theatre itself is a really beautiful fine old place inside but the seats are a little on the snug side.
I wasn’t sure if it would really be the play for me but it was very well acted, especially the guy who played Christopher Wren who was fun and very well cast for this part.
We both found it an enjoyable play.
Written 16 January 2020
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Jayemel
Coventry, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Excellent murder mystery play and no wonder it has been running so long and set in a lovely intimate theatre. The only disappointment was in the first half the couple in front of us were nattering. The actors aren't (or didn't seem to be) "miked up" and at times it was difficult ti hear. Thankfully in the second half the noisy couple had left. Fantastic ending but obviously can't tell you who done it!
Written 23 February 2020
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Lily J
Ipswich, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Myself and a friend booked a last minute trip to see Mousetrap. I had seen it before but loved it, it also turns out I couldn’t remember whodunnit 🤣

Such a great show with a cracking cast. I jumped and I giggled, so perfect for what I look for in a show. Attention to detail on the set was awesome! (I won’t say anymore than that, I don’t want to be a spoiler)

Our tickets were not a bad price £39 however I do feel I was short changed as I was actually unable to sit properly in my seat as it was so tight for space. I’m only 5ft5 as well so quite little! I had to sit completely sideways and have my legs in the aisle which is a bit of a safety risk!
Written 25 February 2022
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Robin J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Fantastic play. Saw this on Tuesday night. An entertaining night with a brilliant cast. Sgt Trotter was being played by the understudy, Paddy Duff who was amazing, hope to see more of this up and coming star in the future. Great fun trying to work out Who dunnit, none of us got it until the very last minute. Great seats, it is a relatively small theatre so you feel really close to the action wherever you sit. Slight annoyance that THREE times people's phones went off. Didn't spoil it for us at all, but must be really annoying for the staff. People of all ages there and obviously every one loved it. A great night.
Written 29 July 2021
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SwissMiss
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I saw this play almost 30 years ago and decided to bring my young adult daughter to see it. The performance was fine, but frankly rather expensive for what it was. We had tickets in the stalls, row C - so very good seats whuch were close to the stage and comfortable. I had bought the tickets on the London Theatre website for £81 pp. The digital printout didn’t work, so I had to exchange it at the box office. Imagine my surprise when the face value of printed ticket was £65!! Now, I realize that the selling platform needs to make some money, but I find adding a 25% markup to be basically “highway robbery”. Both the website and the Mousetrap management should be ashamed of cheating tourists in this way.
Written 19 February 2023
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soultraveller
St. Albans, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Took my son, aged 14 and hubby over half term to watch this gem of a play. Son is studying drama for GCSEs and felt this was a suitable play for him to enjoy as we like this type of genre. We all thoroughly enjoyed the play and the actors were very engaging. I liked the theatre atmosphere as its small and cosy. Absolute classic, Agatha Christie play with that familiar battle of wits as we tried to figure out who did it... I got it wrong!
Good value ticket prices. We sat in the dress circle and had a good view. Strongly recommended.
Written 1 June 2022
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ParkyMalarkies
Chester, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was a last minute booking made on Friday morning for Friday evening. The box office staff found us two great seats after some of the booking sites were incorrectly showing available ‘spacing seats’ for social distancing.

We arrived having booked our interval drinks and were shown our seats which, due to social distancing, were well spaced with no-one in front of us.

We had a great view from the dress circle and really enjoyed the show having no idea of the characters or who the guilty party was, maybe hard to believe but true ! The performance was faultless and immersive.

Our interval drinks were delivered to our seats and felt the COVID workarounds to be very effective though obviously impact revenue for the theatre; it was great to be at the theatre again supporting the performing arts.
Written 27 June 2021
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