COVID-19 Update


Here at LST and MoC the health and well-being of our customers, employees and artists are of utmost importance.

Due to recent Government advice we are very sad to say that we will be closing both Leicester Square Theatre and the Museum of Comedy with immediate effect.
 

We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to review policies and practices in line with official guidelines as they develop but for the time being the venues will be closed until 31 May. At which time we'll send an update for the shows that follow. 

All shows that fall within this time period are hereby postponed until further notice. We are working with the promoters of all postponed shows to reschedule for a future date. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates and you will keep the same seats. We will notify you as soon as an alternative date has been agreed. Once this is announced, if you are unable to attend the new date, please contact us so we can talk you through your options.
 

You, our loyal customers will be the first to know in the event of any changes or updates in the coming weeks.

For more information on COVID-19 and current Government stance please follow these links below:
nhs.uk
gov.uk

If you would like to purchase tickets for shows later in the year our website is operating as normal

We hope you're all keeping well and really look forward to seeing you soon. 
LST and MoC Team

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History

THE TALK OF THE TOWN - THE LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

"An unquestionably groovy place to be" Sunday Times

Leicester Square Theatre was reopened by Lesley Ackland and Martin Witts in August 2008 with a 12 week run of the late motor mouth US comedienne Joan Rivers.  

The venue soon established itself as one of London’s foremost comedy venues playing host to the major comedy talent of today including Bill Bailey, Michael McIntyre, Richard Herring, Micky Flanagan, Frankie Boyle, Sandra Bernhard, Bridget Christie, Jo Brand, Russell Howard and annual seasons with Stewart Lee. In addition it has established a long standing relationship with Scamp Theatre Company who delight children annually with the seasonal Stick Man and their summer productions of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and The Scarecrows’ Wedding.

The theatre has an illustrious history as a live music venue. As the ‘Cavern in the Town’ in the Sixties, Beat group The Small Faces had a regular residency. In the 1970s, as the Notre Dame Hall, The Rolling Stones played there along with The Who. But punk ruled supreme and the venue hosted some riotous early landmark gigs by The Sex Pistols. The Clash previewed their “London Calling” material there in 1979 before recording the seminal album the following month.  Therefore it wasn’t long before music started playing a vital role in the venue’s programming.  Macy Gray, Boy George, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayall, Michael Feinstien, Stacey Kent, Hazel O’Connor, David McAlmont, Ruby Turner and Tony Christie are just a handful of names that have played the theatre in the last few years.

The programming at Leicester Square Theatre isn’t restricted to the big names - its important (and exciting too) to bring in brilliant up-and-coming artists and the cult names of the underground. You won't recognise all the names on this website but you'll certainly be hearing more from them soon.

‘Since opening Leicester Square Theatre in 2008 the venue has become one London’s first choice venues for comedy, cabaret and music.  Over the last 8 years we have quickly built a massively loyal audience.  I think the success is down to the venues location, a great team constantly in touch with our audience and acts and the fabulous theatre style setting.  It’s a great venue for upcoming and established talent and the feedback from artists is always positive which is proved time and time again with return shows.  The intimacy of the venue creates an atmosphere that isn’t always easy to create in a concert hall and that’s why I think the big names keep coming back.’  Martin Witts