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St Martin’s Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9NZ

Covent Garden, Seven Dials & Holborn Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Leicester Square (250m up hill)

National Rail

Charing Cross (350m up hill)

London Buses

14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Shows At This Venue

The St Martin’s Theatre was designed as one of a pair of theatres with the Ambassadors Theatre by W.G.R. Sprague. The theatre is home to the longest running show in the world, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap which has been running at the West End venue since March 1974, having transferred from the Ambassadors (where it opened in November 1952).

The St Martin’s Theatre itself opened in 1916, after its construction was delayed by the First World War, and has been the home to many more thrillers and comedies. 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.

Located at the heart of London’s Theatreland and close to Leicester Square underground station, St. Martin’s Theatre has a relatively modest capacity of 550. Its original design was commissioned by Richard Verney, the Baron Willoughby de Broke, and B.A. Myer. The theatre is partially owned by the present Lord Willoughby de Broke.

The theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in March 1973.

More Information

Bar

3 licensed bars. Dress Circle bar 12 steps up from Dress Circle; Stalls bar is at the back of the Stalls. Limited seating available.


Toilets

Adapted toilet outside Box C in the Dress Circle.


Guide Dogs Policy

Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement with the management. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s office.


Wheelchairs

Dress Circle x 2


Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared (Auditorium)


Access from Street to Foyer

3 steps & ramp


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

29 to Stalls, 3 to Dress Circle, 28 to Upper Circle


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Box c and Dress Circle via temporary ramp


Air Conditioned

Yes


Accepts Theatre Tokens

Yes


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