Leicester Square Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
  • Telephone 0844 873 3433
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  • Website www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
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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.

Events at this venue

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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Bill Bailey: Limboland

The master of surreality airs his qualms and doubts about the world via a charming blend of religious dubstep, horntallica and an interesting new musical take on Downton Abbey.

Tue 2 May

Wed 3 May

Thu 4 May

Bill Bailey: Work In Progress

The genial storyteller road tests some new material, with perhaps a few of his trademark musical interludes.

Tue 2 May

Wed 3 May

Thu 4 May

Bridget Christie: Radio Warm-Ups

Multi award-winning stand-up, and star of her own Netflix special, BRIDGET CHRISTIE warms up new material for the recording of her latest BBC Radio Four series. Bridget Christie's Utopia records at the BBC Radio Theatre in June.

Wed 14 Jun

Bridget Christie: Radio Warm-Ups for Her

Multi award-winning stand-up, and star of her own Netflix special, BRIDGET CHRISTIE warms up new material for the recording of her latest BBC Radio Four series. Bridget Christie's Utopia records at the BBC Radio Theatre in June.

Cordes, Out!

Stand-up comedy solo by the Portuguese comic Rui Snell De Cord's.

Mon 15 May

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Sun 22 Oct

£24.50 (£22.50) / 0844 873 3433

Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You've Never Been Loved

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

…and 6 more dates until 28 May

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Joe Longthorne

With three decades of experience under his belt, Longthorne, who hails from the days of Live at the Palladium, performs from his vast back catalogue. He's known for his uncanny impersonations of Shirley Bassey, who apparently claims 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'.

Sun 19 Nov

£39 (£35.40) / 0844 873 3433

Laugh Till It Hurts

A truly impressive line-up of funny people.

Tue 4 Jul

Thu 30 Nov

Limmy: That's Your Lot

Join Limmy for a night of storytelling and chit chat as he introduces his second book, That's Your Lot, featuring stories that are dafter and darker than before.

Sun 21 May

Phone for availability / 0844 873 3433

Mon 22 May

Phone for availability / 0844 873 3433

Luke & Elliott Live

Comedian duo telling tall tales and anecdotes, with a little help from music, videos and photos.

Sat 15 Jul

£7.50 / 0844 873 3433

Mid Afternoon Matters

An afternoon of comedy raising cash for the Walton Centre NHS Neurological Centre.

Sun 28 May

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Mortified Live: London

Mortified invites participants to share embarrassing extracts from their teenage diaries live on stage in this part storytelling, part docu-comedy, part confession.

Sat 22 Jul

Nathan Cassidy: The Man In The Arena

The award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world.

Sat 24 Jun

Notflix

A made-up-as-they-go-along musical based on the worst movies the audience can suggest.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Notflix: The Improvised Musical

Award-winning improvised comedy, featuring a live band and original, improvised songs.

Sat 6 May

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Tue 2 May

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 3 May

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 4 May

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

…and 17 more dates until 27 May

Patrick Monahan: That 80's Show

The multi-award-winning comic remembers the decade from the viewpoint of an Irish Iranian immigrant family growing up in the north of England.

Thu 4 May

Lounge

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 5 May

Lounge

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Fri 24 Nov

Sat 25 Nov

Sun 26 Nov

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sat 10 Jun

Rob Delaney: Meat

  • 3 stars

Startlingly funny Delaney, who began to take off thanks to his Twitter account, which got him voted 'Funniest Person on Twitter' by Comedy Central. That worked out fairly well for him, as he's been all over America telling funnies, has recorded a stand-up DVD Live at the Bowery Ballroom and published a book, Rob…

Wed 5 Jul

Thu 6 Jul

Fri 7 Jul

…and 5 more dates until 15 Jul

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Tue 30 May

£21.60–£26.40 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 31 May

£21.60–£26.40 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 1 Jun

£21.60–£26.40 / 0844 873 3433

…and 17 more dates until 24 Jun

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Tue 30 May

Wed 31 May

Thu 1 Jun

…and 17 more dates until 24 Jun

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

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.

Fri 5 May

£23.40–£25.80 / 0844 873 3433

Fri 12 May

£23.40–£25.80 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 13 May

£23.40–£25.80 / 0844 873 3433

…and 64 more dates until 16 Sep

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

The Slightly Fat Show

A variety show from an international award-winning troupe with comedy and cabaret.

Wed 20 Dec

£18 (Family £13.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 21 Dec

£18 (Family £13.50) / 0844 873 3433

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

Stacey Kent

Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.

Sun 30 Apr

Stick Man

Wildly popular Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson brings a new delightful story to the stage, with plenty of singing and audience participation.

…and 76 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

This Was A Man

Noel Coward's sharp, provocative comedy about a lazy idealist who is forced to confront his real feelings in a word of adultery and vanity.

Thu 11 May

£15 / 0844 873 3433

Fri 12 May

£15 / 0844 873 3433

…and 9 more dates until 28 May

Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales

There is puppetry, music and a host of colourful characters in this adaption of the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Tue 11 Jul

£17.40–£23.40 (Family £18) / 0844 873 3433

…and 47 more dates until 3 Sep

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Thu 23 Nov

£18.50 (£17) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 24 Nov

£18.50 (£17) / 0844 873 3433

Sat 25 Nov

£18.50 (£17) / 0844 873 3433

Trump: The Panto!

The Donald gets turned into the panto.

Tue 12 Dec

£23.40–£28.20 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 13 Dec

£23.40–£28.20 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 14 Dec

£23.40–£28.20 / 0844 873 3433

…and 11 more dates until 30 Dec

The Upbeat Beatles

'The closest you'll get to the real thing' with this high-energy tribute act.

Sun 4 Jun

West End Magic

A series of performances by magicians, including the award-winning magic and illusions of Oliver Tabor.

Sat 14 Oct

£12–£18 (Family £12) / 0844 873 3433

You Have Been Loved

A musical tribute to one of Britain's greatest pop stars, George Michael.

Tue 11 Jul

£25 / 0844 873 3433

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