St Martins Theatre

St Martins Theatre

West Street, London WC2H 9NZ

Getting here

Closest Tube Station

Leicester Square

Closest Train Station

Charing Cross

St Martin's Theatre is a London West End theatre, located on West Street, near Charing Cross Road, in the Borough of Camden. It was designed as one of a pair of theatres with the Ambassadors Theatre by W.G.R. Sprague, in memoriam for the 9th Baron Willoughby de Broke. The St Martin's Theatre is home to The Mousetrap

St Martin's Theatre History

B.A.(Bertie) Meyer, commissioned theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague to design the St Martin's. Originally intended to be one of a pair with the adjacent Ambassadors which opened in 1913, the St Martin's début was delayed by the outbreak of World War I: the first performance of Houpla took place on 23 November 1916.

Many famous British actors have passed through St Martin's. In April 1923 Basil Rathbone played Harry Domain in R.U.R. and in June 1927 Henry Daniell appeared there as Gregory Brown in Meet the Wife.

Bertie Meyer, who was closely involved in the St Martin's Theatre in the early days, and ran the theatre intermittently from 1916 to 1967, when his son R.A.(Ricky) took over. Ricky was the administrator for twenty years until his retirement in 1987; he remained as a consultant until his death in 1991.


Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap transferred in March 1974 - it is still there, now holding a World Record. The theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in March 1973.

St. Martin’s Theatre has a capacity of 550 over 3 levels: Stalls, Dress Circle, and Upper Circle.
St Martins Theatre Seating Plan

The Mousetrap is the current production at St Martins Theatre. The latest booking period for The Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre started 01/01/2018 19:30:00 and runs until 14/09/2024 19:30:00. Tickets for The Mousetrap start at £30 and are available to book now.

The Smartest Giant in Town is the current production at St Martins Theatre. The latest booking period for The Smartest Giant in Town at St Martins Theatre started 14/02/2022 13:30:00 and runs until 07/01/2024 15:30:00. Tickets for The Smartest Giant in Town start at £12 and are available to book now.

St. Martin’s Theatre can be accessed by several modes of public transit. The nearest tube station is Leicester Square Tube Station, which is 4 minutes’ walk from the theatre. Charing Cross Station is a 10 minute walk from the theatre and there are several bus stops on Charing Cross Street which are serviced by bus lines 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, and 176.If you are driving to St. Martin’s Theatre, limited metered parking is available and after 6:30 pm and on weekends parking may be available on Single Yellow lines. There are car parks at Cambridge Circus (MasterPark) and Upper St. Martin’s and Bedfordbury (NCP).