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The Mousetrap Tickets

Last revised: November 2023

1. The Mousetrap Ticket Prices
2. When to Book Tickets for The Mousetrap
3. Last Minute Mousetrap Tickets
4. What Are the Best Mousetrap Seats? | Best Mousetrap tickets under £50
5. Cheap Mousetrap Matinee Tickets
6. Group Discounts for The Mousetrap
7. About the Mousetrap Venue
8. Useful Links | Price Alerts

1. The Mousetrap Ticket Prices

Agatha Christie's thrilling murder mystery first opened in the West End in 1952 and is the world's longest running show. With a cast of eight, a simple but effective set and low running costs, Mousetrap tickets are cheaper than most West End plays and musicals. Prices without discounts start at £25 and expensive seats rarely tip over £100. St. Martin’s Theatre is also a small venue with a lot of excellent seats for less than £50.

There are often very generous multi-buy, group discount and general offers on The Mousetrap tickets, and the show is included in seasonal West End promotions. You can easily book cheap London Mousetrap tickets in great seats for £30 or less with these discounts.

With as many ways to save money on Mousetrap tickets as there are suspects in Christie's stories, we've aggregated the information into one place for you. Check below for the top ways to save money at the world's best-loved whodunit.

2. When to Book Tickets for The Mousetrap

You do not need to book weeks in advance to get decent seats at a decent price for The Mousetrap and there is usually good availability across all price bands. If you do want to book in advance, save £25 per ticket with the 12 Weeks Advance Saver offer. This is valid for Tuesday - Thursday performances at any time of the year, on Band A and B seats from the box office. 

Peak periods are more expensive than off-peak. During peak periods such as Christmas, school holidays and weekends, prices are usually the same every day of the week. During off-peak periods, weekday evening and matinee performances between Tuesday - Thursday are cheaper than weekend performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons. 

The Mousetrap is often included in seasonal promotions. These promotions are for discounted tickets or tickets at exclusive prices, and run every year, most recently with tickets from £15 during London Theatre Week summer 2023 (21 August - 17 September).

3. Last Minute Mousetrap Tickets

Day Seats for The Mousetrap are released each morning at 10am on Tuesday - Sunday. These cost £22.50 and can be booked on The Mousetrap website or in person at the St. Martins Theatre box office. Day Seat tickets are limited to two per person for each performance. 

£20 TodayTix Rush Tickets are available on the TodayTix App from 10am. These are for performances on the same day and the seats are in the Upper Circle. If you have a choice between Day Seats and Rush, you can usually get a better seat for your money, in the Stalls or Dress Circle, with Day Seats.

Same-day discounts are often available at TKTS, either online or in the Leicester Square TKTS Booth.

Insider Tip: Some seats drop in price as the performance date gets closer. This is called dynamic pricing, and is mainly applied to restricted view seats in the Dress Circle. The views from here are not bad and you could pay as little as £20 for a ticket if you wait until the last minute.

4. What Are the Best The Mousetrap Seats? 

The Mousetrap is at St. Martin’s Theatre, one of the smallest venues in the West End; even in the upper levels you won’t feel too far away from the stage. For an intimate and gripping whodunit like this, the Stalls are ideal for getting immersed in the action. Prices in the Stalls vary from around £100 to around £50 without discounts. If you book ahead with the 12 Week Advance Saver, you can currently get excellent value seats like Stalls J8 for just £35: 

Check SeatPlan’s interactive St. Martin’s Theatre seating plan to see what the view is like. This is a great way to make sure you’re booking the best seats for your budget.

Best The Mousetrap tickets under £40: Restricted view seats are a great way to enjoy The Mousetrap for less than £40. There are only a few restricted view seats at St. Martin’s Theatre, at either end of the Dress Circle. Prices fluctuate depending on the time of year and day of the week but they often cost £30 or £35 on weekdays, and sometimes as little as £20 if booked last minute.

Restricted view seats on the right-hand side of the theatre such as Dress Circle A24 are some of the best under £40 tickets. You miss some parts of the show but unlike the left-hand side restricted view seats, you can still see the fireplace which centres a lot of the action in The Mousetrap. 

Best The Mousetrap tickets under £30: There are a number of tickets for The Mousetrap which cost less than £30 in the Upper Circle, although users at SeatPlan.com report that the seating up here is a bit cramped and doesn’t offer the best view compared to other seats in a similar price range. 

One of the best rated seats in the Upper Circle, if you’re on a budget and booking in advance, is Upper Circle C8, below.

Insider Tip: If you have the choice, book an Advance Saver ticket for £35 in the Stalls - which is only a little bit more expensive than the front rows of the Upper Circle - or try your luck on the day with Day Seats, which are usually spread across the auditorium and therefore better value for money.

5. Cheap Mousetrap Matinee Tickets

There are three matinees each week for The Mousetrap, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Matinees start at 3pm, and evening performances start at 7.30pm. 

Matinee tickets for The Mousetrap are not cheaper than evening performances, but if you attend a midweek matinee instead of a Saturday matinee you will save money across each price band. For example, at time of writing Dress Circle C12 is £67.50 on a Saturday afternoon and £59.50 on a Thursday afternoon (at the box office).

This is not the case during school holidays and other peak periods like Christmas, when prices are usually the same for every performance and more expensive overall.

6. Group Discounts for The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap concession ticket prices are available for groups including:

  • General groups of 10+ save at least £25. Includes Tuesday - Friday Band A tickets for £35, and Thursday matinee Band B tickets for £24.75
  • Education groups can get one free teacher ticket with every 10 tickets booked on Tuesday - Thursday performances. Band B tickets have a reduced rate of £17.50 plus one free teacher. Band A has a reduced rate of £25 plus one free teacher

Groups of 10 or above must be booked with the box office by phone on 020 7836 1443.

The Mousetrap Access Discounts

There may be Access discounts available on certain seats, or for companion tickets, at The Mousetrap. For more information, get in touch with the box office on 020 7836 1443 or email access@stmartinstheatre.co.uk.

Other Discounted Mousetrap Tickets

Check sites like Love Theatre, lastminute.com and Stagedoor for The Mousetrap discounts you can’t get at the box office. To get alerts on the latest discounts straight to your inbox, sign up to our mailing list.

2 for 1 The Mousetrap Tickets

There are no current 2 for 1 deals on The Mousetrap tickets, but the show is regularly discounted on ticket agent websites.

Insider Tip: To celebrate 70 years on stage, the Mousetrap UK tour is running until November 2023, with a cast including Todd Carty (EastEnders) and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses). This is a great way to watch the world’s longest running play without paying for transport and an overnight stay in London.

7. About the Mousetrap Venue 

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is performed at St. Martin’s Theatre, on St. Martin’s Lane. The theatre is near Covent Garden and a short walk from Trafalgar Square, a great location to enjoy affordable pre-theatre eats from restaurants, street food vendors or supermarkets, and free central London tourist attractions.

If you want to soak up London's literary heritage, the Agatha Christie memorial is just two minutes' walk from St. Martin's Theatre. The British Library is a bit further away - 20 minutes on the Piccadilly Line - but free to walk around.

The interval for The Mousetrap is 20 minutes long and you can buy drinks and snacks at the bar, which can be pricey. You can't bring hot food into the theatre, but a plastic bottle of water and small snacks such as sweets are usually allowed and will save you some money.

Where to eat near The MousetrapThe Real Greek (££)
Prezzo (££)
Group BookingsFor group bookings of 10+ people, including school groups, book direct with the box office on 020 7836 1443.
ConcessionsDiscounts for access patrons are available for The Mousetrap. Contact St. Martin's Theatre at access@stmartinstheatre.co.uk or 020 3034 2604 for more information.
Other OffersOfficial London Theatre New Year Sale

Kids Week - Free Theatre Tickets for Under 17s

London Theatre Week - Exclusive Prices
Travel TipsSt. Martin's Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Scheme for money off parking in London.

Please note that all offers, discounts and prices are subject to change and may expire or be discontinued. All prices listed were correct at the time of writing. Sign up to our mailing list for future The Mousetrap offers.

Last revised: November 2023

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Playing at

St Martin's Theatre
West Street
Seating Plan

St Martin's Theatre seating plan

Booking period

25th Mar 1974

30th Nov 2023

14th Sep 2024

Running time

Will be confirmed when show opens


Best for age 12+. Under 5s not permitted.