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.

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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.

Sat 25 Mar

Sun 26 Mar

Audra McDonald

The popular Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning vocalist performs a selection of hit songs from iconic musicals.

Wed 12 Apr

Thu 13 Apr

Fri 14 Apr

Sat 15 Apr

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

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…

Sat 25 Mar


£7.50 (£5) / 0844 873 3433

Bill Bailey: Work In Progress

The genial storyteller from Bath tries out new material.

Tue 28 Mar

Phone fpr prices / 0844 873 3433

The Brighton Academy Of Performing Arts Showcase

The Brighton Academy of Performing Arts presents its fourth graduation showcase in London's West End.

Cordes, Out!

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

Mon 15 May

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

A unique murder mystery comedy made-up on the spot to solve a surreal murder chosen by the audience.

Fri 14 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Fata Din Curcubeu De Lia Bugnar

A one-woman show about a girl who conquers her solitude by singing. Directed by Lia Bugnar.

Sun 2 Apr

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.

Thu 30 Nov

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

John Shuttleworth

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.

Mon 27 Mar

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

Luis Represas

Portuguese singer-songwriter and voice of the Portuguese version of the original Phil Collins songs for the soundtrack of the Disney film Tarzan.

Sun 23 Apr

£19.50 / 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

Myra Dubois

Recent material from the acid-tongued stand-up.

Sun 9 Apr

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

Sat 24 Jun

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.

Tue 18 Apr

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 19 Apr

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 20 Apr

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

…and 27 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

Fri 5 May

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

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 25 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 26 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Paul Zerdin

Zerdin, the ventriloquist winner of America's Got Talent 2015, presents his show featuring special 'guests' Sam, Baby and Alberta.

Fri 24 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 25 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 26 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

The Return Of Scene Selection

Film-themed sketches written and performed by Katie Lowe and Jack Chedburn.

Thu 20 Apr


£9.50 (£7.50) / 0844 873 3433

Ricardo Vilao: Bipolar Disorder

The Portuguese stand-up presents his first full English-language show.

Sun 23 Apr

£15–£29.50 / 0844 873 3433

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.

Wed 5 Apr

£15.50–£18.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 6 Apr

£15.50–£18.50 / 0844 873 3433

Fri 7 Apr

£15.50–£18.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 8 Apr

£15.50–£18.50 / 0844 873 3433

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.

Sat 10 Jun

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

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

Magnificent Bastard Productions presents an adaptation of The Bard's play, performed by an inebriated cast.

…and 73 more dates until 16 Sep

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.

Tue 11 Apr

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 12 Apr

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 13 Apr

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

…and 71 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.

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


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.

Sat 29 Apr

£17.50 / 0844 873 3433

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

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.

Sun 23 Apr

£15–£29.50 / 0844 873 3433

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

West End Magic

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

Sat 14 Oct

£12–£18 (Family £12) / 0844 873 3433

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