Leicester Square Theatre
- Telephone 0844 873 3433
- Website www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
Leicester Square Theatre's history includes a late-70s Small Faces residency, appearances from the Rolling Stones and the Who, as well as being the venue where The Clash previewed their London Calling material. However, since re-opening in 2008, the venue has welcomes not just music, but also both big and small-name comedians – presenting itself as one of the foremost comedy venues in the country.
Its two spaces – the main 400-seat venue and the more intimate 70-seat Lounge Theatre – showcase comedy, cabaret, theatre and music.
The theatre is two minutes' walk from Leicester Square tube station and ten minutes from Charing Cross mainline station.
The nearest car parking is in the Q-Park in Chinatown – there is no parking in Leicester Square.
There are 41 events at this location
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Adam Kay’s Smutty Christmas Songs
The frontman of Amateur Transplants performs a selection of adult songs (un)suitable for the festive season.
Fri 9 Dec
Albert was born on December 21, 1943 in Herefordshire, England, before moving and growing up in Blackheath, London. He was first introduced to music with the piano, taking lessons aged seven, learning the classics and pop tunes before the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis inspired him to take up guitar. Albert was treated one…
Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself
Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.
Austentatious: An Improvised Novel
An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.
Sun 29 Jan 2017
Sun 26 Feb 2017
Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It
Acute social and political humour from the award-winning stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger, this time taking to task Britain's departure from the EU.
Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Tue 31 Jan 2017
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
Fri 17 Mar 2017
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation
A unique murder mystery comedy made-up on the spot to solve a surreal murder chosen by the audience.
Fri 20 Jan 2017
Fri 3 Feb 2017
Thu 2 Mar 2017
Daniel Walton: Is It Me
The comedian performs his routine based on his observations of fitting in and social media.
Stuart Saint's adult panto Dick! follows the titular hero and his pussy, Dave the Cat, as they travel through pantoland, trying to make it to the upstairs Main House of Leicester Square Theatre. Along the way, they encounter such characters as Miss Dusty O, Sofonda Cox, Fairy Bell-End, Alice Fitznicely and Queen Runt.
Frank Lavender: Work In Progress
Gareth Joyner tests out new material in character.
Ruby In The Dust present their take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The audience are encouraged to enter into the party spirit and dress up and sip themed cocktails.
Geoff Norcott: Conswervative
Satirical comedy from the comedian, a trade unionist's son who grew up on a council estate, now wondering how the hell he ended up leaning to the right.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Thu 23 Mar 2017
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Sat 25 Mar 2017
Irish Comedy Night With Andrew Ryan & Chris Kent
Each comedian performs his latest routine.
James Campbell: The Funny Thing About …
Family-friendly stand-up comedy.
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
Sat 11 Feb 2017
Sun 12 Feb 2017
Jason Byrne is Propped Up
Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.
Witty observational humour from the stand-up and actor who has made guest appearances on comedies and dramas including Portlandia to HBO's Flight Of The Concords.
Character and musical comedy from the straight-talking Yorkshireman, otherwise known as Graham Fellows.
Laugh Till It Hurts
A truly impressive line-up of funny people.
Matt Forde's Christmas Political Party
The political comedian tackles some of the great questions facing our country in the aftermath of Brexit and the election of Donal Trump. Guests include Alastair Campbell and Ed Balls.
Thu 15 Dec
Time-travel with some of London's finest and funniest improvisers back to the exact moment that your parents fell in love.
My Big Fat Weirdos Christmas Wedding: An Alternative Comedy Pantomime
A large cast of comedians perform in this alternative pantomime in aid of funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec
Fri 9 Dec
Nathan Cassidy: The Man In The Arena
The award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world
Sat 21 Jan 2017
Sat 11 Mar 2017
Sat 29 Apr 2017
NATYS '17: Top Of The Bill Showcase
London's longest running independent live comedy platform for emerging performers, hosted here by Arthur Smith.
Waiting For The Call presents an improvised musical, using the audience as their suggestions tool regarding the most horrible, least recommended original movies.
Pam Ann: Fly
Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.
Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet
Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.
Richard Herring: Happiness
What is happiness, anyway? Richard might have cracked it, what with a wife and a baby and all that. But is that what it takes to really be content?
Richard Herring: The Best
A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.
Ruby Wax: Sane New World
Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.
Shaggers: Valentine's Special
Cheeky stand-up based on the subject of sex.
Shakespeare performed as he would have wanted (perhaps). The play is entirely serious in every respect except that one of the actors is completely shit-faced.
Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years
Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.
Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis
A full Las Vegas-styled variety show featuring the comedy hypnotist.
Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook
Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.
Sun 14 May 2017
Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.
Wed 11 Jan 2017
Stewart Lee: Digital Content Provider
The nation's favourite deep-thinking, anti-comedian celebrates the DVD launch of the fourth series of his acclaimed BBC series, with another panoply of caustic observations, some of which will feature in his full touring show, Content Provider.
Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
- Directed by: Sally Cookson
- Written by: Benji Bower (music)
Scamp Theatre use puppetry, live music and songs to present Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book about a stick man trying to get back to the family tree.
Sun 4 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec
Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales
Adaptation of the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler that uses using puppetry, music and a host of colourful characters.