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 and now specializes in hosting stand-up comedy, cabaret, and music. Leicester Square Theatre started as the Notre Dame Hall in 1953 before becoming 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, playing host to historic events such as the world premiere of Boy George’s musical ‘Taboo’, and Joan Rivers’ acting debut in 2008, when it changed its name to the Leicester Square Theatre. Since re-opening Leicester Square Theatre has established itself as a key London comedy venue with Bill Bailey, Russell Howard and Michael McIntyre previous guests on its stage. That’s not to say that the venue doesn’t support up-and-coming artists though – Leicester Square Theatre is well known for giving a platform to artists who are underappreciated or are still early in their careers.