The 39 Steps

Trafalgar Theatre

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Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.


One hour and 45 minutes, including one interval.


Seven and over


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Trafalgar Theatre

14 Whitehall


Don’t miss the smash hit play The 39 Steps as it makes its West End comeback at Trafalgar Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week run.

Follow the incredible adventures of dashing hero Richard Hannay in a hilarious stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, complete with pencil moustaches, double-crossing secret agents and dastardly murders.

Get ready for a cracking show featuring four actors, playing 139 characters in 100 minutes of non-stop laughter!

What is The 39 Steps about?

Join a joyous and quintessentially British adaptation of the Hitchcock spy drama as the Olivier and Tony Award-winning comedy returns to London's West End – where the show's previous run lasted nearly 10 years.

Watch the story unfold when stereotypically British Richard Hannay tries to help a counter-espionage agent and takes her into his home. When the agent is tragically killed and Hannay stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring that’s trying to steal top-secret information. 

Bringing the Hitchcock era to life, the play includes many cinematic moments from the acclaimed film such as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge and the sensational death-defying finale.

This gripping comedy thriller by Patrick Barlow stars just four actors in an action-packed adventure, where set and scenery are created with the actor’s manipulation in a triumph of physical theatre.

How to book tickets for The 39 Steps

You can purchase your tickets for The 39 Steps via the booking button on this page. When booking, you can select your desired seats and view ticket prices for this wonderfully inventive West End show.

How long is the show?

The running time for The 39 Steps is one hour and 45 minutes, including an interval.

When are The 39 Steps matinees taking place?

The 39 Steps matinees usually take place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

What time is the evening performance?

The evening performance of The 39 Steps usually takes place Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm.

Where is the show playing?

The show is performing at Trafalgar Theatre, close to Charing Cross station.

How to get there:

  • Underground – The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle and District, and Northern lines)
  • Bus – You can catch the following buses which stop nearby: 3, 11, 24, 87, 88, 159
  • Cycling – Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to the Trafalgar Theatre. Craven Street is the nearest Santander bike dock.

What age is the musical suitable for?

The show is recommended for anyone aged seven and over. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

The play contains adult themes and includes various special effects such as haze, smoke, loud noises, flashing lights and strobe.

What other shows can I watch in London?

Laugh along to more epic comedy shows including the wonderfully unpredictable The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, or the award-winning satirical musical The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre.


Adult Ticket From £24.60 per ticket