Cheap Mousetrap tickets: a guide

Solve the mystery of high ticket prices for Agatha Christie’s hit play. Here’s how you can get cheap Mousetrap tickets from just £19.52!

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The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s record-breaking murder mystery holds the title of being the world’s longest-running play. With 28,000 performances under its belt, you may be wondering what the big deal is. Well here’s some tips on how to find out by getting your hands on cheap Mousetrap tickets.

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Key information

TheatreSt Martin’s Theatre
Running time2 hours 20 minutes, including interval
Age7+ recommended
Booking until25 November 2023
PerformancesMon-Sat 7:30pm
Tue, Thu & Sat 3pm
Tickets from£19.52
Official website

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Selling points

  • Holds the record for being the longest-running West End show with more than 28,000 performances since it opened in 1952
  • Written by best-selling author Agatha Christie

Rochelle’s opinion

“There’s certainly something about this play that has drawn audiences in for 70 years. The plot builds nicely and Christie’s script is surprisingly funny in places. Yes, it is certainly of its time – some of the misleading plot devices that may have been cutting edge in the fifties can perhaps be spotted a little easier in the 21st century. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve its place today – it is still a masterclass in classic storytelling and thrilling acting. With so many performances behind it, it is definitely one to tick off your list regardless.”

How do I get cheap Mousetrap tickets?

Here’s how you can get the best deals for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, whether you are planning or ahead or booking a spontaneous trip.

Last-minute cheap tickets

It may be a classic play, but it’s certainly up to date with it’s last-minute ticket options. You can get £20 rush tickets on the TodayTix app for every performance. They are available from 10am for shows that same day. With great seats on offer it’s your best chance for good seats at a cheap price. Read my full guide for more information on how to get rush tickets.

Cheap tickets for booking ahead

Tickets for The Mousetrap start from £19.52. You can find these seats at the back and sides of the upper circle. Many are slightly restricted, mainly from safety rails, and they can feel a little far from the stage. Stay central and as far forward as to get the best view possible. The themed ticket prices for these seats don’t seem to appear until a few days before the performance. Further in advance they are priced at £25, or £27.50 for peak performances. For just a few pounds more, the £30 seats at the rear of the dress circle offer a far better unrestricted view.

But if you’re going to pay £30, you might as well nudge it up to £34.50 for a better choice right? If you book more than 12 weeks in advance you can save £25 on top price tickets on Tue-Thu performances. This makes some brilliant seats in the stalls and dress circle just £34.50! Seat Plan can help you pick the best ones.

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