Leicester Square Theatre
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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Adam Hills: Clown Heart
Topical wit and improvisations from the Aussie stand-up and host of Channel 4's The Last Leg.
The popular Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning vocalist performs a selection of hit songs from iconic musicals.
Austentatious: An Improvised Novel
An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.
Sun 16 Apr
Balls Out Comedy Club
Balls Out Comedy Club gives you the chance to enjoy a blend of character comedy, stand-up, comic poetry and sketch. No two nights are ever the same as there is always a different blend of performers each time. Each of the 3 first half acts return together in the second half along with bourbon based host Stevie Rae for…
Bill Bailey: Work In Progress
The genial storyteller from Bath tries out new material.
The Brighton Academy Of Performing Arts Showcase
The Brighton Academy of Performing Arts presents its fourth graduation showcase in London's West End.
Stand-up comedy solo by the Portuguese comic Rui Snell De Cord's.
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation
A unique murder mystery comedy made-up on the spot to solve a surreal murder chosen by the audience.
Fata Din Curcubeu De Lia Bugnar
A one-woman show about a girl who conquers her solitude by singing. Directed by Lia Bugnar.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Sat 25 Mar
Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar
Jason Byrne is Propped Up
Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.
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.
Thu 30 Nov
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'.
Sheffield-born actor and musician Graham Fellows takes to the stage in the guise of his best-known character, John Shuttleworth. The nerdy and socially-unaware singer-songwriter will delight with his unique musical offerings and straight-talking attitude.
Laugh Till It Hurts
A truly impressive line-up of funny people.
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
Portuguese singer-songwriter and voice of the Portuguese version of the original Phil Collins songs for the soundtrack of the Disney film Tarzan.
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.
Recent material from the acid-tongued stand-up.
Myra Dubois: Self Admyra
Fresh from her appearance on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter hits the road. Expect acid tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip’s up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration. ‘Acid tongued and funny to the bone’ - Time Out ‘A…
Nathan Cassidy: The Man In The Arena
The award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy explores bravery in a volatile world.
Sat 29 Apr
Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress
Self described 'human car crash of light entertainment' puts on a belter of a show. This one's a work in progress, though.
Nick Helm: One Man Mega Myth
The brash, bold and often confrontational Nick Helm returns to the stage with a brand new solo tour, performing material from his huge back catalogue as well as some more recent hits.
Pam Ann: Fly
Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.
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.
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.
Zerdin, the ventriloquist winner of America's Got Talent 2015, presents his show featuring special 'guests' Sam, Baby and Alberta.
The Return Of Scene Selection
Film-themed sketches written and performed by Katie Lowe and Jack Chedburn.
Ricardo Vilao: Bipolar Disorder
The Portuguese stand-up presents his first full English-language show.
Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour
The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.
Rich Hall’S Hoedown
Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration featuring the very best of comedy and music. Performing will be Rich’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams. Rich Hall is the star of the critically…
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: Frazzled
Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.
Ruby Wax: Sane New World
Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Adaptation of the Bard's play, performed by an inebriated cast.
Tue 11 Apr
Wed 12 Apr
Thu 13 Apr
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
Magnificent Bastard Productions presents an adaptation of The Bard's play, performed by an inebriated cast.
Tue 11 Apr
Wed 12 Apr
Thu 13 Apr
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 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.
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.
Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.
The four-piece group, comprising three brothers and a cousin, performs comedy versions of classical and other music, including The History Of Music In 5 Minutes.
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.
Sat 13 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.
Sat 8 Jul
Sun 9 Jul
Tue 11 Jul
Trovas & Cancoes
The Ultimate Portuguese Scene presents an evening of poetry and song featuring the acclaimed Portuguese actor Ruy De Carvalho. Performed in Portuguese with English subtitles.
The Upbeat Beatles
'The closest you'll get to the real thing' with this high-energy tribute act.
Sun 4 Jun
Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 873 3433