Witness for the Prosecution Tickets
Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?
PLEASE NOTE: Latecomers may not be permitted. Please allow extra arrival time as there are multiple entrances to the seating area once inside the theatre.
A note about Gallery Tickets:
Access to the original Public Galleries is up a flight of stairs, with no lift access. Once at Gallery level, the steps to access Rows C and D are steep. Seats in Row A have narrow access due to the original features of the grade II listed galleries. These seats may not be suitable for patrons with access requirements or vertigo sufferers. We advise that patrons with access requirements check with theatre's box office before purchasing Gallery tickets. There are no toilets on the Gallery level. Courtroom Stalls is the preferred level for seating.
Age restrictionChildren under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance datesBooking through 8 October 2023
ContentRecommended for ages 5 and above.
Babes in arms and children under the age of 5 will not be permitted. All children need their own ticket. Latecomers may not be permitted.
At London County Hall, we have various Covid safety measures in place, including a brand new air ventilation system, large and spacious front of house areas, and more regular enhanced cleaning across the site. For the safety and comfort of our audiences and staff, ticket holders will be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when inside London County Hall.
Our new mechanical ventilation system introduces fresh, filtered air into the Chamber. All air is extracted at roof level, pulling air away from audiences. Used air is extracted straight to the outside and is not recirculated. Filters are changed as part of regular, routine maintenance and we have full control over the air system. Our lobby and bar areas provide audiences with large, spacious areas which are serviced by natural ventilation methods.
Please allow extra arrival time as there are multiple entrances to the seating area once inside the theatre. A note about Gallery Tickets: Access to the original Public Galleries is up a flight of stairs, with no lift access. Once at Gallery level, the steps to access Rows C and D are steep with extra steps. Seats in Row A have narrow access and 2 extra steps. All steps in the Galleries are narrow. These seats may not be suitable for patrons with access requirements or vertigo sufferers. Hearing loop may not work for patrons seated in the North and South Gallery. There are no toilets on the Gallery level. A note about Stalls Tickets: There is a lift from Street level to the foyer/Box Office. There is a lift from the foyer to the Courtroom Stalls Chamber ONLY. Row F is the only row for step-free access. There is a wheelchair space available in row F suitable for those wishing to remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the show. Hearing Loop should work for all seats in the Courtroom Stalls. We advise that patrons with access requirements check with theatre's box office before purchasing tickets.
Please note: There is not a cloakroom at this venue; bags that do not fit comfortably under a single seat will not be permitted.
AccessNo immediate vehicular access to the venue as Belvedere road is a closed private road. Closest is the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street.
Upcoming Performance Times
Review: Witness for the Prosecution in 250 words - Court is now in session!
I have been summoned for Jury Service.
Taking my place in the Jury seats at the palatial County Hall, I settle down for another whodunnit from the wonderful Agatha Christie, whose well known West End play, The Mousetrap is London’s longest-running show (which you'll also want tickets for). Being a legal eagle myself, I was interested to see how this would ‘play’ out and if I would be able to differentiate between the innocent and the guilty.
23 Sep, 2021 | By Kay Johal
News / Features
Priority Access for the return of London’s Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie’s epic tale of justice is set to grip London once again and you can witness the intensity and drama with the unique setting of a real courtroom! Get tickets for Witness for the Prosecution London exclusively with us and secure yourselves the best seats in court! The high-tension tale of justice and law will immerse you completely into the world of Christie for an experience unlike anything else.
7 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Features
Witness for the Prosecution sets date for re-opening at London's County Hall this May
After a long recess, the court will be back in session this May and you've just been subpoenaed! Don't miss the eagerly anticipated return of this West End favourite, staged at the beautiful County Hall in London!
7 Jan, 2021 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Productions / Casting
New casting announced for Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall
The London County Hall production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution has announced an extension alongside a new cast list to look forward to. The critically-acclaimed drama is currently booking through September 2020.
8 Oct, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
London Theatre Review: Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall
Just a quick hop over the river from the West End, in the shadow of the London Eye, you will find London County Hall where Witness for the Prosecution is currently staged. The former home of London County Council, the building now hosts the Aquarium, London Dungeons and a couple of hotels. Nestled in the heart of the building is the former meeting room – the Edwardian chamber – with its fixed wooden seating, striking marble columns, high ceiling, and ornate fittings, now providing the setting for one of the world’s most famous author's plays.
28 May, 2019 | By Harrison Fuller
London Theatre Review: Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall, London in Southbank
Agatha Christie plays are seemingly impossible to write about. Not because they're bad, but because the audiences are sworn not to reveal anything. In fact, as you leave County Hall after a performance of the incredible Witness for the Prosecution, a sign stands in the foyer with the simple phrase: #SwornToSecrecy
23 May, 2019 | By Kay Johal
London Theatre Review: Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall
The venue for Witness for the Prosecution – the Edwardian Baroque-style London County Hall – is as much a star as the play's key protagonists. The Council Chamber makes the perfect setting for this courtroom drama to unfold, having been built nearly 3 years before Agatha Christie published the short story of the same name back in 1925. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this psychological thriller, which was marvellously adapted into a stage play by Agatha Christie herself and first performed in 1953.
10 May, 2019 | By Sandra Howell
News / Casting
Extension and new casting announced for Witness for the Prosecution at London’s County Hall on Southbank
Order! Order! Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, which is set in the Edwardian Baroque-style Council Chamber of London’s County Hall, has just announced new casting and an extension. Tickets for the new dates go on sale tomorrow, 28 February 2019. Will we see you in court?
27 Feb, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Features / Casting
Witness for the Prosecution announces extension, new cast
Currently celebrating its first year back in the West End, Witness for the Prosecution has announced it will extend its booking period from 31 March 2019 to September 2019. The show, which is set in the apt and atmospheric London County Hall, was nominated for the Best Revival Olivier Award this year.
10 Oct, 2018 | By Sarah Gengenbach
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution is certainly a play that sells itself and is something that will be spread via word of mouth because there is not one person that left the courtroom (yes, actual courtroom) that wasn’t absolutely thrilled by the outstanding production they had just seen. If you’re on the look out for a play that’s a little different then this will certainly peak your interest. Being set in County Hall’s actual courtroom truly sets this play up to be unforgettable and is the perfect way to have you feeling completely immersed.
26 Jul, 2018 | By Jade Ali