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Motown The Musical

We are thrilled to announce that the next Relaxed Performance

exclusively for Mousetrap families is....


Motown the Musical 


Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 6.30pm


Applications for tickets now open at the bottom of this page

About The Show

In a time of unimaginable change, a man with an unstoppable dream invented a sound that would be remembered forever. With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more. Featuring 50 classic Motown hits including “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.

Visit the Motown The Musical website for more information about the show, including videos, reviews, venue information and more!

Recommended for ages 8+ 

Watch the trailer for Motown the Musical below to find out more about the show. 

About The Relaxed Performance

Tickets: £3 - £20

Date:  Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Time: Performance starts 6.30pm (ends at approx. 9.15pm)

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)

Venue: Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

How To Apply

Please ensure you have read and checked the following criteria before you apply for tickets: 

  • At least one member of the group must be a young person with additional needs aged between 8-25 

  • Strictly one application per family, maximum 6 people per application

  • Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability

  • Unfortunately we no longer have any wheelchair spaces available 

  • If you wish to come as a group of families, please fill in one application per family and note that you would like to sit together

  • Applications can only be made using the online form 

  • You will be notified  within 10 days after making your application whether or not you have been successful.

  • If your application is successful, we will send you a confirmation email with full details about how to pay for your tickets 


Please review the Seating Plan and Venue Accessibility Information Pack to choose the most suitable area for your family

Band A

Adult £20, Child £10

Front of Stalls & Front of Dress Circle

Band B  Adult £12, Child £6

Back of Stalls and Back of Dress Circle.

(Wheelchair spaces and companion seats are all priced in this band.)*

Band C Adult £6, Children £3 Grand Circle**

 *Sadly we no longer have any wheelchair spaces available.   

**Please note that the Grand Circle may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties or a fear of heights.  There are at least 34 steps to this level and it is quite steep. Please do not apply for these seats if they are not suitable for your family. 


Additional Resources

We will provide you with further resources to support your visit to see Motown the Musical soon.  

Resources in previous years have included an SEN resource pack, a guide to the performance and venue, a story board and a visual story. We'll also be offering special pre-show workshops.  

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What To Expect

Our Relaxed Performances are designed to provide an opportunity for young people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment. 

Normal rules of theatregoing do not apply, such as having to keep quiet or sit still. Our aim is to offer a supportive, understanding and welcoming atmosphere for all. This means it can get a bit noisy inside the auditorium. If you find that the environment of the theatre becomes overwhelming, we will have special arrangments in place to make your theatre experience as enjoyable as possible. 

Please speak to the staff on the day or call Bryony on the number below to find out more.

A Relaxed Performances involves:

  • Adjustments to sound and lighting
  • Free support resources to help families prepare for their theatre visit
  • Trained volunteers and staff to help at the event
  • Chill out zones within the theatre if you need to leave the auditorium
  • A relaxed and fun environment to enjoy the theatre as a family

Apply Now


Contact Us

If you have any questions about any aspect of the information above, please don't hesitate to contact: 

 Bryony Relf, Relaxed Performance Administrator 

Tel: 020 7240 1248 

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Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
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