Leicester Square Theatre has been one of London’s most popular hotspots for decades. This 400-seater West End theatre has a storied history as a live music venue. It now specializes in hosting stand-up comedy, cabaret, and music. You can find the best tickets for Leicester Square Theatre shows hassle-free here at TickX.
The theatre started as the Notre Dame Hall in 1953. It then became the lively music venue The Cavern in the Town in the 1960s. In the 1970s the venue became an unexpected punk hub, hosting acts such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
By 2001, the venue converted back to a theatre named The Venue. During its time as The Venue it played host to historic events such as the world premiere of Boy George’s musical ‘Taboo’. In 2008 it re-opened once again with a 12 week run of shows by the late comedienne Joan Rivers. This was also the time when the theatre changed its name to the Leicester Square Theatre.
Since its re-opening, the theatre has established itself as a key London comedy venue. Bill Bailey, Russell Howard and Michael McIntyre are all previous guests on its stage. That’s not to say that the venue doesn’t support up-and-coming artists though. Leicester Square Theatre regularly gives a platform to underappreciated artists or performers who are still early in their careers.
The theatre's main 400-seat theatre boasts roomy cinema-style seating and two bars in the auditorium. It also features an intimate bar downstairs where you can relax and chat with fellow showgoers before or after a performance.
Full of charm and history, Leicester Square Theatre is the place to go for comedy in central London. Why not take a look at all the venue's upcoming shows and pick up your Leicester Square Theatre events tickets now via TickX?