About the St Martins Theatre

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.

All tickets are sourced from S.T.A.R. Official Agents, the voluntary body recognised by Westminster Council, The Office Of Fair Trading and the Society Of London Theatre.

St Martins Theatre

West Street
London, WC2H 9NZ


The St Martins Theatre box office is situated at the entrance of the St Martins Theatre.

St Martins Theatre tickets are available from the St Martins Theatre box office or from official ticket agencies.

You may also view the St Martins Theatre Seating Plan.

The St Martins Theatre is owned by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.

Disabled patrons must contact the St Martins Theatre directly to make a booking.

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