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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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

Sat 10 Dec

Albert Lee

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…

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

  • 3 stars

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

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

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Sun 26 Feb 2017

…and 3 more dates until 28 May 2017

Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It

  • 5 stars

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 31 Jan 2017

…and 10 more dates until 11 Feb 2017 back to top

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

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 2 Mar 2017

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Sat 18 Mar 2017

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

Daniel Walton: Is It Me

The comedian performs his routine based on his observations of fitting in and social media.

Mon 12 Dec

Dick!

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.

Tue 13 Dec

£23.50 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 14 Dec

£23.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 15 Dec

£23.50 / 0844 873 3433

…and 11 more dates until 30 Dec

Frank Lavender: Work In Progress

Gareth Joyner tests out new material in character.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

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Gatsby

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.

Sun 4 Dec

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

Tue 6 Dec

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 7 Dec

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

…and 31 more dates until 15 Jan 2017

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.

Thu 9 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

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Jason Byrne is Propped Up

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

Jim Gaffigan

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.

Fri 13 Jan 2017

£27.50 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£27.50 / 0844 873 3433

John Shuttleworth

Character and musical comedy from the straight-talking Yorkshireman, otherwise known as Graham Fellows.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Laugh Till It Hurts

A truly impressive line-up of funny people.

Thu 30 Nov 2017

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

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Meet/Cute

Time-travel with some of London's finest and funniest improvisers back to the exact moment that your parents fell in love.

Fri 30 Dec

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 873 3433

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.

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

Sat 24 Jun 2017

NATYS '17: Top Of The Bill Showcase

London's longest running independent live comedy platform for emerging performers, hosted here by Arthur Smith.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Notflix

Waiting For The Call presents an improvised musical, using the audience as their suggestions tool regarding the most horrible, least recommended original movies.

Wed 14 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0844 873 3433

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Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Tue 18 Apr 2017

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 19 Apr 2017

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 20 Apr 2017

£21–£28 / 0844 873 3433

…and 27 more dates until 27 May 2017

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

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?

Sun 11 Dec

Sun 15 Jan 2017

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Richard Herring: The Best

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

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Sat 18 Feb 2017

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Tue 30 May 2017

Wed 31 May 2017

Thu 1 Jun 2017

…and 17 more dates until 24 Jun 2017 back to top

Shaggers: Valentine's Special

Cheeky stand-up based on the subject of sex.

Sat 11 Feb 2017

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 2017

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

Wed 12 Apr 2017

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

Thu 13 Apr 2017

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 873 3433

…and 73 more dates until 16 Sep 2017

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

Sun 8 Jan 2017

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

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Stacey Kent

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

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Wed 11 Jan 2017

£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 Sandi Toksvig.

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

…and 24 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

Stick Man

  • 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

£14–£21.50 (Children £16.50; £65) / 0844 873 3433

Wed 7 Dec

£14–£21.50 (Children £16.50; £65) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 8 Dec

£14–£21.50 (Children £16.50; £65) / 0844 873 3433

…and 19 more dates until 30 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.

Tue 11 Jul 2017

…and 47 more dates until 3 Sep 2017

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

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