The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
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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
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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 • 2 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 3 min walk
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  • Dawn572
    Jersey, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Brilliant Night Out
    This was an early Christmas present and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My partner and I were in the Royal Box (and private room) which was spacious for just the two of us. We enjoyed the champagne on ice too. We both enjoyed the play, the actors were brilliant. As for the theatre itself, it was absolutely charming. Would definitely recommend seeing this when visiting London.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2022
  • Chris Tree
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience at The Mousetrap
    This was a first time experience at a London Theatre for me and I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish in this classic whodunnit. No surprises that it has been running for 70 years. St Martin's Theatre was packed out. Audience quiet. Acting first class with great humour, drawing everyone into the characters. You felt as though you were on stage with them. Had a circle seat view which was surprisingly close to the stage because of the size of the Theatre. Thoroughly recommended.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2023
  • Jeremy A
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom64 contributions
    Fantastic
    Absolutely fantastic. Amazing story, amazing acting. Got day seat on the front row the morning of the show for less than £20. It was a bit tight in the leg room side but the view was great. I'd definitely recommend it. And if you see it, don't be like the guy right behind me who actually named the murderer as the murder was happening on stage. Because that makes you an weapon's grade imbecile. A must see, I can understand why it's been going for so long.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 January 2023
  • Vince
    1 contribution
    Room for improvement
    Really looked forward to the show but was disappointed by average/wooden acting especially by the Ralstons, Casewell and Trotter. We saw today's matinee and felt the cast were little more than reading their lines, imbalanced between over and under-acting. Great plot though, would love to see a well delivered version. On an upside, the trains were running today!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 12 January 2023
  • CPS1974
    Didcot, United Kingdom28 contributions
    Fantastic!
    A fantastic performance and we loved every minute of it. The theatre is a real gem and the actors put on a brilliant show. The whole experience made this one to remember. We sat in the stalls right at the back and still had a great view and felt part of the show. Go and see what all the fuss is about, you won’t regret it. The cast were all great, especially George Jones as Det Sgt Trotter.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2023
  • PeteBateman
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Clearly 5-Star in the 1950’s
    Enjoyable. Felt a bit cliched, but was probably part of inventing the cliches. Humour felt uncomfortable at times, but I guess it is fair that 1950s attitudes to homosexuality should make us feel uncomfortable.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Railwayma
    London, United Kingdom147 contributions
    Great show
    Went to see the Mousetrap yesterday 26th January. The actors and the story line was brilliant, My wife got the murderer but I didn’t until the very end. So the show is worth every penny. I was given the tickets from my son and daughter in law the price of the seats was £10 what a great price. We were up in the gods three rows from the back. Still a good view of the stage the only criticism is that the seats are very tight and uncomfortable. The staff at St Martins where very helpful and polite.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 January 2023
  • SwissMiss
    Canton of Zurich, Switzerland140 contributions
    Don’t use the London Theatre website to buy your ticket, they have a 25% surcharge
    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.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2023
  • Hannah L
    8 contributions
    Excellent
    Wonderful afternoon - there’s a reason this has been so wildly successful. I did guess whodunnit fairly early (very rare for me) but I still enjoyed seeing how the plot unfolded. On this occasion they learnt into the humour of the play but would be interested to see what a different director/cast would do with a darker/more sinister version, so I’m sure I’ll be back. I really enjoyed hearing everyone speculating about potential solutions at the interval! There is a lot of griping about seat size, which I honestly find a bit baffling - it is a bit tight but no worse than any other theatre I’ve ever been to. I am both tall and fat, but I was pretty comfortable, even right up in the gods where the seats are often smaller.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 February 2023
  • ABB_Lon
    London, United Kingdom511 contributions
    Fantastic!
    Fantastic show - brilliant acting by all the cast and it is very funny! Parts of it reminded me of Fawlty Towers! I did guess towards the end who the murderer was but it is very cleverly done. Highly recommend this and how wonderful it has been going for 70 years!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2023
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Martin L
Greater London, UK14 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very good evening . The seats were value for money . I am sure they have changed the play from last time. It was not so Agatha Christie
Written 30 November 2023
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Xu Y
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Was looking forward to the whodunnit and we watched it at its 70th anniversary. The plot twist was there, but the acting didn’t come off very natural which is a bit off-putting. The tempo of the storytelling was uncomfortable to watch, especially in the second half. The ending feels rushed with unresolved plot holes, but at the same time too much and too cheesy. The jokes were outdated and were mostly enjoyed by older generations. Don’t think “kitchen is women’s department” or being gay is funny in 2023 anymore.
Written 27 November 2023
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Angela M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
My friend and I went to see The Mousetrap in The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare last night and had the pleasure of sitting in the front row.

What can I say, a totally stellar cast who were all amazing. Incredibly professional, how they kept straight faces at times I don't know. The play had humour and seriousness in abundance. When the curtain came down, we all wanted to watch it immediately again. FANTASTIC, just to say to the cast, you did Agatch proud.
Written 17 November 2023
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Alan C
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Great show, only , the seats we had in the stalls were very cramped, very uncomfortable hardly any legroom,,, if your on the tall side,be careful, certainly not suitable for taller people.
Written 14 November 2023
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Chris a
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
The show was fantastic, the actors/ actresses are second to none. The theatre is everything you’d want it to be as one of the oldest theatres in the west end. We arrived one min late and then realised I booked the tickets for the following week, within 30seconds the manager had found us another seat and really good ones as well. They could have very easily turned us away but instead made what was going to be a great night an even more memorable one.

That’s how you do customer service! Would highly recommend the show to anyone that likes murder mystery’s.
Written 11 November 2023
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lozd924
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom34 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I took my mum to see The Mousetrap 70 years after she first saw it with my dad and he proposed after the show. The show was fabulous, the theatre and staff wonderful. I loved the play and my mum was very happy to see it again. Was a fabulous experience a piece of time gone by. We sat in second row from front in stalls and leg room was ok. Loved the age and character of the theatre
Written 8 November 2023
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TenaciousHobden
Eastbourne, UK704 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I've waited to see the Mousetrap for a while - and overall it's a good play. A bit dated but good fun. The theatre however is VERY old and cramped with very little leg room in the upper circle.
Written 30 October 2023
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Maxie
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I loved this show. A little bit of history, a joy of entertainment from a slightly earlier age.
The cast and the production were fresh, enthusiastic and engaging. There was no missing the pertinent lines, and yet the mystery was retained until the very end.
So glad I went.
Written 21 October 2023
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Mimmi
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 6 October 2023
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ElaineVB66
Vancouver Island, Canada325 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 28 September 2023
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The Mousetrap admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £34.32, while a popular guided tour starts around £5.14 per person.


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