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 46 events at this location
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30 Years Of Childline: Comedy Benefit
A one-off benefit show to celebrate three decades of helping children in need in the company of the cream of the UK's comedy talent including Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Joe Wilkinson, Lee Nelson, Aisling Bea, Jarlath Regan, Tiff Stevenson and hosts The Horne Section.
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
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.
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.
Tue 22 Nov
Wed 23 Nov
Mon 5 Dec
Children's Magic Workshop
A top Magic Circle London magician leads this workshop for children aged 7-13 to learn simple sleight of hand and the fundamentals of magic.
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.
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.
Solo comedy from the 2014 Chortle Award winner and star of BBC America's Almost Royal.
An Evening Of Comedy With Jo Brand And Friends
Robin Ince, James Alderson and Dane Baptiste join host Jo Brand to raise funds and awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK, the only charity supporting hundreds of individuals nationally with the rare genetic disorder.
An Evening With Barry Fry And Ron Atkinson
The footballing titans trade anecdotes about dressing room fights, team selection and training, while host Eric Monster Hall shares tittle tattle about behind-the-scenes transfer deals and business dealings.
An Evening with Ron Atkinson
An evening wtih English former football player and manager.
Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful
John Patrick Higgins's darkly funny play examining a desperate attempt to take control of life before death does. Performed by Christian Talbot.
Sat 12 Nov
A tale of sisterhood and female solidarity, spanning different generations and races.
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.
Fri 28 Oct
Sat 29 Oct
Wed 2 Nov
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.
Hal Cruttenden: Tough Luvvie
Intelligent breaking down of jokes from former Rob Brydon support Cruttenden.
Weird and wonderful cabaret comedy from Han Teeuwen.
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
James Campbell: The Funny Thing About …
Family-friendly stand-up comedy.
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
Sat 11 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, with Arthur Smith as host and support from James Veitch.
Laugh Till It Hurts
A truly impressive line-up of funny people.
Wed 30 Nov
A sketch show full to the brim with high pace hilarity, failed romantic comedy and ecological hip hop.
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 5 Nov
Sat 21 Jan 2017
Sat 11 Mar 2017
An improvised musical on the worst film suggestions going.
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: Happy Now?
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.
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.
Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.
Sun 20 Nov
£15 / 0844 873 3433
Standard Issue Magazine's contributors are joined by women from across comedy and the media to chew the fat on feminism, humour and the burning issues of the day. This month's guests include Jo Brand and Sarah Millican.
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.
Tue 8 Nov
Wed 9 Nov
Thu 10 Nov
- 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.
Sat 5 Nov
Sun 6 Nov
Wed 9 Nov
Their Finest Hour
A young nurse surviving in a time of uncertainty falls in love with an American man bearing a mysterious past in wartime London.
Tony Law: Frillemorphesis
Utterly mad Canadian stand-up Tony Law brings you pure, unadulterated nonsense.
A Well Remembered Voice
J.M. Barrie's ghost story, which has not been staged since 1918. The story follows the parents of Jack, who died in the trenches. His mother believes a seance will allow her to connect with her dead son, but his father remains sceptical.
West End Magic
A series of performances by magicians, including Card Ninja, Florian Brooks and Oliver Tabor, plus compere Neil Henry.